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APCs — Armored Personnel Carrier –, or IFV, short for “Infantry Fighting Vehicle”, have been in all Battlefield games since Battlefield 2, and usually seat 4-6 soldiers. Battlefield 3 will featured one main APC per side: the LAV-25 for the US forces, and the BMP-2 for the Russian side. On top of that, there is one anti-air APC per faction in Battlefield 3 as well.


Battlefield 3 LAV-25
The LAV 25 is an eight-wheel APC introduced in 1983 for the US Army as an armored transport vehicle capable of transporting 9 soldiers, 3 crew and 6 passengers. The LAV-25 is the main infantry fighting vehicle for the US faction in Battlefield 3.


Battlefield 3 BMP 2
The BMP-2 is the main armored personnel carrier for the Russian Forces, and seats up to seven passengers. The BMP-2 is the main APC/infantry fighting vehicle for the Russians in Battlefield 3.

9K22 Tunguska

BF3 tunguska
The 9K22 Tunguska is a Russian made anti-air vehicle that serves as the mobile AA for the Russian side in Battlefield 3. The Tunguska has dual 30mm anti-air canon plus surface to air missiles.


Battlefield 3 LAV 25 AD
The LAV 25 AD — Air Defense — is the anti air version of the LAV 25, and serves as the mobile AA for the US side in Battlefield 3. It operates in much the same way as the regular LAV 25, but will be equipped with anti-air missiles and a Gatling gun.


Battlefield 3 BTR-90
The BTR-90 is a Russian APC that seats 6 soldiers and has a powerful 30mm auto-canon, plus several other armaments. The BTR-90 is available in the Back To Karkand expansion pack.

Bradley Fighting Vehicle

Bradly Fighting Vehicle
The Bradley Fighting Vehicle, also known as M3A3, is an APC with a 30mm main gun and a secondary .50 caliber machine gun. It seats 6 soldiers: 4 passengers in addition to the driver and gunner. UPDATE: the Bradley won’t be featured in Battlefield 3, it is replaced by the LAV 25.


The Russian made BMD-3, also known as an “infantry fighting vehicle”, is widely used across Russia and countries like India and Pakistan. UPDATE: The BMD-3 won’t be featured in Battlefield 3, it is replaced by the BPM-2.


  1. goby
    August 8th, 2011 at 12:32 am

    anybody questioning U.S. anti air there probably going to do what they did in bfbc2

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  2. Dan
    August 9th, 2011 at 2:49 am

    9k22 is one big anti air

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  3. Dan
    August 9th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Hope next they add some american vehicles and a anti air one

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  4. Jake
    August 14th, 2011 at 10:16 am

    wot about the humvee

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  5. Cash McBaja
    August 15th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I know this isn’t a APC, but the LCAC Landing Craft Air Cushioned vehicle for the navy would be fantastic for transporting Marines in maps with alot of water (like Gulf of Oman). Also there is a Russian varient called Zubr class LCAC which would be welcome.

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  6. Headlock
    August 20th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    They got the Bradley all messed. It’s a 25mm main gun, and where’s there 240b coaxial machine gun. I guess it doesn’t really matte, because it’s not in the game anyway lol.

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  7. 1qA
    August 22nd, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I want to BTR-90

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  8. Tyvern
    August 23rd, 2011 at 2:05 am

    LAV-25 Piranha for when you need a awesome APC

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  9. oh my
    August 24th, 2011 at 12:43 am

    they should replace the Bradley with the Stryker since thats whats used now a days

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  10. DietPepsi1997
    August 27th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    STRYKERS FTW: especially the lav-III and the m1126 stryker ICV

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  11. Tyvern
    August 31st, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Stryker MGS for the win!

    seriously should be in the game

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  12. Zack
    September 8th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    IVE SEEN VIDEO OF APCS ABLE TO DRIVE ON WATER AND LAND ON BF3 and no they arnt driving in shallow water because the apc goes up and down with the motion of the water!!!:D

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  13. 9mmdeadline
    September 10th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    wish they would have added strykers way batter then bradleys plus an 8-10 troop IFV

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  14. nikitablink182
    September 11th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Russian weapons in the world a better !!!!)))

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  15. Mil
    September 16th, 2011 at 7:47 am

    For the editor: the M3A3 doesn’t have a 30mm main gun – it’s 25mm.

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  16. Myles
    September 17th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I couldn’t help but notice that in bc2 the American AA weapons basically took a shit on any Russian AA so if you could even it out a little that would be great.

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  17. Meevinman
    September 19th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Mark this post for future reference, you will see the BTR-90 in Back to Karkand ; )

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  18. RON1N
    September 26th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    The LAV-25 is a U.S. Marine Corps vehicle, not Army. It is not an APC, it is a recon vehicle, and it goes faster than 60 mph, some have been clocked at over 100mph! I know this because I am an LAV Crewman IN THE MARINE CORPS. Get your facts strieghts DICE!!!

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  19. Pulpogrande
    September 26th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    I hope to the baby jesus APCs are as OP as the pre-nerf ones in BF2 lol. Those things were better than tanks!

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  20. jedi
    September 27th, 2011 at 2:15 am

    How bout the IAV Stryker family of vehicles.

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    • Serge
      October 10th, 2011 at 4:30 am

      I don’t think the IAV Strykers have the armament to compete against the BMP-2/3 family unlike the LAV-25. Even if you give them the MGS package, that eliminates their passenger capabilities.

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  21. ROC TW
    September 28th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    NO M6?

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  22. TWood
    October 2nd, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Ok..that info for the LAV-25 is complete crap! I was a scout that rode in the back of one of those…no way in heck are you getting 6 people in full gear in there…I bet these tards at EA will make it so you can look around in the back with 6 peeps in it and make it look like you have room…you are crowded with only 4….just saying…

    other than space limitations though, probably best vehicle they could put in the game

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  23. Zane Novia
    October 4th, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Why is every Russian vehicle grey…

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  24. Serge
    October 10th, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Interesting, I wonder why they didn’t put the Pantsir-S1 as the AA instead of the Tunguska.

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  25. Sgt-Jackson_NL
    October 15th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    bit much of anti-(jet)air vehicles.. it might reduce the time to spent in a jet.. but still, if u can handle a jet you’ll destroy the anti-air stuff before its sees u xD 12 days till this MASSIVE game here… :( xD

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