Tracked military vehicles
Tracked vehicles are armed with powerful long-range cannons, machineguns and guided rockets. They provide tactical superiority in ground combat and are perfect for penetrating enemy defenses. ARMA 2 features main battle tanks and APCs from the Cold-War era through to the most recent, modern designs.
The 2S6M Tunguska (NATO reporting name is SA-19 Grison) is an Russian self-propelled anti-aircraft tracked vehicle with a surface-to-air gun and missile system. It is designed to provide day and night protection for infantry and tank regiments against low-flying aircraft helicopters and cruise missile.
The Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) is a fully tracked amphibious landing vehicle used by the US Marine Corps. The AAVP-7A1 is the most common AAV version. It carries M2HB .50 caliber heavy machine gun, and an Mk19 40mm automatic grenade launcher.
The BMP-2 is an infantry fighting vehicle. In contrast to the BMP-1, it has an enlarged two-man turret which mounts a 30-mm 2A42 automatic gun with a double-baffle muzzle brake, while it retains the 7.62-mm coaxial machine gun. On top of the turret is an AT-5 ATGM launcher to defeat armored vehicles.
- Variants: BMP-2 (HQ), BMP-2 (Ambulance)
The BMP-3 is is an infantry fighting vehicle developed in Russia. It is one of the most heavily armed combat vehicles worldwide. It features 2A70 100 mm rifled gun, 2A72 dual feed autocannon, 7.62 mm machine gun, and two 7.62 mm bow machine guns. The BMP-3 is capable of engaging targets out to 5-6 km, however there is minimum engagement range of about 300 m.
The M1A1, famous for its role in the Gulf Wars, is the United States’ primary Main Battle Tank. The M1A1 features an M256 smoothbore cannon capable of firing an armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS) round with a depleted uranium penetrator.
This one is upgraded with TUSK (Tank Urban Survival Kit) allowing for greater survivability in urban terrain.
- Variants: M1A1
M2A3 Bradley IFV
The M2 Bradley is an infantry fighting vehicle used by US Army. It is designed to transport infantry with armor protection while providing covering fire to suppressing enemy troops and armored vehicles. The A3 variant brings improvements in fire control systems and features the improved survivability of the crew.
The M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (M270 MLRS) is an unguided rocket artillery system. It is a very mobile unit well suited for the 'shoot-and-scoot' tactic. The system is capable of firing guided or unguided projectiles to distances of 42 km; or ballistic missiles to distances of 300 km.
T-55 tanks became the main battle tanks of the Soviet Army in 1947, and it became the most-produced tank in the history since that. The T-55 tanks are very simple to operate compared to the Western tanks, but despite the older design they can still become a dangerous foe.
The T-72, introduced in the early 1970s, is not an evolution of the T-64 but rather a parallel development that proved simpler to produce and maintain. While the T-64 was supplied only to forward-deployed Soviet units the T-72 was deployed within the USSR and exported to non-Soviet Warsaw Pact armies and numerous other countries.
The GPO Uralvagonzavod T-90 is a Russian main battle tank derived from the T-72 and is the most modern tank in the Russian Ground Forces. The T-90's main armament is the 2A46M 125 mm smoothbore anti-tank gun. It also carries the PKT - 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and the Kord - 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun.
The ZSU-23-4 Shilka is a combination of a proven radar system, the chassis of the PT-76 light tank, and four 23 mm cannons. The result of this amalgamation is a vehicle displaying the key assets of mobility, firepower and accuracy. The ZSU-23-4 outclassed all NATO anti-aircraft guns at the time of its introduction and it is still regarded as a major threat to low-flying aircraft. The Shilka was widely used throughout the Warsaw Pact and other pro-Soviet states.
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