- Nov 23, 2017
Massive misconception.Plus Bradley performed superb due to the very reason as shown in that film.
The guy who was shown as hero in the film was actually a nutjob, who wrote his own book glorifying himself. You can tell...
Here's an example, remember the part where he wanted to check if Bradleys could stop RPGs?.. It can't. It's not supposed to. Everybody knew it and that's why Army wasn't too interested in such pointless trial & unsurprisingly it didn't pass. He didn't uncover shit.
Another... remember the part where they filled the fuel tanks with water (& he "caught them red-handed")?.. Yeah, no. The test was supposed to check if the aluminium gives off toxic fumes on being penetrated by HEAT jet or molten FSAPDS & if it would kill the passengers. In that case you don't want burning fuel to pollute your test results. He insisted on full fuel tanks so they used water!
Hell even the whole idea of Bradley changing form from APC to IFV is not true!.. It started as an IFV & day try to make it a regular scout vehicle out of it which was not practical. That's it.
The Bradley was just a much maligned project which faced certain problems like Arjun did. But when fieldednit performed well, because it was a well developed & had superior tech. It's better in every way we compared to BMPs.