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Unknown Bradley Variant at Camp Roberts
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:17 pm
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Posted on Facebook - any ideas?

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"Does anyone know what this variant of the Bradley is? It appears to be a prototype electronic warfare or C3 vehicle. It appears to have not moved since 1995. FMC use to test vehicles at Camp Roberts."



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:01 pm
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It might be the M2A0 AMEV (Armored Medical Evacuation Vehicle). I could only find two poor quality photos of it online, but it does look similar. Rick
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Not tall enough for the AMEV

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:21 pm
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Besides not being tall enough (that photo sure is familiar...), the time date is wrong.

This appears to be a total prototype. That front deck mount looks like something a mortar baseplate would mount on.

I'm wondering what the top deck area looks like, perhaps that might clue in on what it was built / tested for.

On another Subject, well sorta...

What ever happened to the late 90's tested C2V's? 4th ID tested the 'Command & Control Vehicle' (C2V) as part of the 'Force XXI' testing at Ft Hood. THAT was a cool vehicle, based off the MLRS chassis.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:43 pm
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There seem to be several 'Radiation Hazard' (If I remember my safety decals correctly) on each rear quarter Which would make sense for an EW vehicle

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...or its a bit 'hot' and the photographer might want to get check out......lol

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No that wasn't that kind of Radiation, just RF radiation Mr. Green

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Was the ADATS on a bradley chassis? That would have had the RF warnings.....just a SWAG....

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Don,
The C2Vs were used by V Corps during the drive to Baghdad in 2003 - after that, who knows...

And ADATS was put on an M109 chassis of all things, not Bradley (have a Boeing Aerospace poster of it).

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I'm currently awaiting an answer from a contact at BAE Systems regarding this vehicle.

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- Neil_Baumgardner

And ADATS was put on an M109 chassis of all things, not Bradley (have a Boeing Aerospace poster of it).

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Thanks Jim

Thats the version I was thinking of, but obviously pre-dates the mystery Bradley.

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And ADATS was put on an M109 chassis of all things, not Bradley (have a Boeing Aerospace poster of it).


No, that was the U.S. version of the Roland that was supposed to mount on a modified M109 chassis. They ended up on 5 ton trucks and were used by the NMARNG.
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Doh, thanks for the correction - I mixed up the ADATS and Roland...
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