M2A3 Bradley

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{{Youmayd|the HECU APC|the Combine APC|Armored Personnel Carrier}}
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| name=M2A3 Bradley
| affiliation=HECU
| type=*WikipediaInfantry fighting vehicle|Infantry fighting vehicle
*WikipediaArmoured personnel carrier|Armored personnel carrier
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| crew=3 + 6
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| weapons=25mm chaingun or TOW missile launcher
| entity=N/A (http//developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Brush brush (the turret itself is named "func_breakable")
| designer=Karen Laurhttp//norsecode.com/klaur/hl/default.htm ''Half-Life'' section on Karen Laur's personal website (textures)
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The '''M2A3 Bradley'''''Half-Life'' texture files 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 Bradley can only be destroyed by explosives (such as the Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher (Half-Life)|RPG) or other heavy weapons such as the Tau Cannon. Small arms fire will not cause any damage to the Bradley whatsoever.
*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.
*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.{{YouTube|dkk3bsBdPBo|Bradley backfire}}

==Behind the scenes==
*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.
*As with many vehicles that appears in ''Half-Life'', the M2A3 Bradley can be seen in some ''Counter-Strike'' maps, for example, in Piranesi, there is a Bradley in the Counter-Terrorist base.
*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''

==Gallery==

FileBradley unused textures.jpg|The unused camouflage textures applied on the Bradley brush.
FileBradley rocket launcher.jpg|Variant with rocket launcher.
FileHpsx bradley.png|Unused PlayStation 2 model.
FileHpsx bradley dead.png|Destroyed version.
FileHlpsx bradley inside.png|Inside.
FileSurface Tension4.jpg|The rocket launcher Bradley in the Topside Motorpool after being destroyed.
FileC2a5f apc.jpg
FileBradley wreck.jpg|A wrecked Bradley in ''Opposing Force''.


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

==References==
{{Reflist}}

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

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