M2A3 Bradley

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{{Youmayd|the HECU APC|the Combine APC|Armored Personnel Carrier}}
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| image=FileBradley common.jpg|250px
| name=M2A3 Bradley
| affiliation=HECU
| type=*WikipediaInfantry fighting vehicle|Infantry fighting vehicle
*WikipediaArmoured personnel carrier|Armored personnel carrier
| health=
| crew=3 + 6
| passengers=
| weapons= *25mm chaingun 
*TOW missile launcher
| entity=N/A (http//developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Brush brush, although ''Decay'' features a model) (the turret itself is named "func_breakable")
| designer=Karen Laurhttp//www.norsecode.com/klaur/hl/default.htm ''Half-Life'' section on Karen Laur's official website
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The '''M2A3 Bradley''' is a US military infantry fighting vehicle used by the Hazardous Environment Combat Unit|HECU during the Black Mesa Incident. Its main uses are to transport troops around the facility and provide them support with heavy firepower.

==Tactics==
FileBradley tension.jpg|Rocket launcher Bradley in the Topside Motorpool in ''Half-Life''.|thumb|200px|left

*The most effective way to destroy the Bradley is explosives (such as the HECU RPG|RPG) or other heavy weapons such as the Tau Cannon. Small arms fire can also damage to the Bradley by shooting the turret, but it not an effective method as it takes a lot of bullets before being destroyed, as result wasting ammunition and/or health.
*Two types of Bradleys can be found in the games one equipped with a 25mm cannon, another with a rocket launcher. The rocket-equipped Bradleys are easier to destroy, because the rockets they fire can be avoided and even guided back to the tank by the player with the RPG's laser. The cannon-equipped Bradleys are more difficult to destroy. Not only do they shoot faster, but the projectiles cannot be seen, making them harder to dodge.
*When on top of it, the Bradley can be destroyed with the crowbar, however, the destruction of it will hurt the player.
*Unlike the M1A1 Abrams tank, the Bradley's turret can swivel 360 degrees, making it impossible to sneak up on the vehicle from behind.
*It also can be defeated by backfire. With the RPG's laser guide, it is possible to guide the Bradley's rockets back at it.http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkk3bsBdPBo&fmt=18

==Behind the scenes==
*As seen in the Weather Control story fragment featured in ''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar|Raising the Bar'', Bradleys were to be used by the ''Half-Life 2'' Conscripts.''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''

*Unused camouflage textures for the Bradley can be found in the ''Half-Life'' game files. It is unknown whether they were used in old builds of ''Half-Life'' or are leftovers of the early ''http//wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Valve's_Team_Fortress Team Fortress 2'' .

*Although a model is present in the ''Decay'' files, it does not appear in-game. Its only animations are related to the back door opening (happening in the Topside Motorpool in ''Half-Life''), and for the turret moving around and aiming. The inside textures are not completed like in the brush versions seen in-game.

*When first encountered in Surface Tension, it is possible for the player to use non-explosive weaponry (such as the Glock and the crowbar) to destroy the vehicle. However, should the player use the crowbar and attempt to eliminate the Bradley, it will cause the game to freeze.

==Gallery==

FileBradley unused textures.jpg|The unused camouflage textures applied on the Bradley brush.
FileBradley rocket launcher.jpg|Variant with rocket launcher.
FileBradley Decay.jpg|''Decay'' model.
FileSurface Tension4.jpg|The rocket launcher Bradley in the Topside Motorpool after being destroyed.
FileBradley wreck.jpg|A wrecked Bradley in ''Opposing Force''.


==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life Opposing Force''
*''Half-Life Decay'' {{Gf}}

==References==
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==External links==
*{{Wikipedia|url=M2/M3_Bradley_Fighting_Vehicle|text=M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle}}

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