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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. Battlefield Willy Newbie
    October 17th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Hello? Seriously, anyone actually notice that BMP-2 look absolutely strange, its like an APC being covered with a slope outer shell…….then mount a BMP looking turrent? Hopefully this will not be the BMP-2 that come out in Battlefield 3, if it is I’m gonna hang myself x_x

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  2. Grant
    October 26th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I am a Cav Scout we have two versions of the Bradley M3A3 is not IFV but CFV(Cavalry Fighting Vehicle) It carries only 2 people but a dozen TOW missiles the main weapon is the 25mm bushmaster which fires AP and HE rounds and then you have the 240C 7.62. The M2A2 which is the IFV has firing ports out the back carries 6 troops in the back but has only couple TOW missiles.

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  3. FDSDH 011i
    November 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    put up Amtrac

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  4. Matteo Pilli
    November 9th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    There is no Bradley Fighting Vehicle and no BMD-3 in battlefield 3.

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  5. harrison
    November 22nd, 2011 at 2:11 am

    triker where is it where the hell is my striker!

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  6. sniper
    March 23rd, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    i wanted the bradly it got 25mm and 2 tow launchers

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  7. assaultdudepro
    October 10th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    add the braadley is the best amored light tank ever in us army marnies and navy

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