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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:03 PM

2. I hope it'll have a softer look to it

We had to install some of those KC lights with the smiley faces on our brads to soften the look a little bit.


I was getting nervous that the Army was going to phase out the BFV (Bradley Fighting Vehicle) when they started to field the Stryker around 2003-2004. I had two tanks and two BFVs in my platoon and I was involved in some pretty intense urban fighting. Heavy armored vehicles are invaluable in urban settings. They are great for breaching buildings, eliminating snipers, and for drawing fire. I loved the hell out of my BFV.

As much as I would love to see a bigger and better replacement for the Bradley, I didn't experience any major shortcomings in combat.

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