I am planning on building an M6A2 Linebacker ADA Bradley soon. I want to add a full interior on it, but am having issues finding good interior pics or a TM-type interior layout drawing. I rode in one at the NTC many years ago, but don’t remember the interior details.
I know there is a three-tier Stinger storage case rack on the right side. On the left side there is a seat, then a Stinger battery charger/storage box in the middle, and another seat. I just can’t make out the details of the charger box nor what is up on the sponson above/behind them.
I have contacted the ADA Museum at Ft Sill, but their display Linebacker was damaged in OIF and gutted before being rebuilt. The interior is still empty, so no joy there.
Does anyone have a better idea what the interior layout was? Maybe some better pics? Any former Linebacker crewmen out there?
I wasn’t on a linebacker, but I did command a Bradley Stinger Fighting vehicle. We still had the tow launchers. Our layout looking forward was two seats on the left with a BCU box separating them. The box itself had a top section with a lid that opened to hold the stinger batteries. Below and open towards the right side were shelves for IFF and NVG’s. On the right side we had racks for 4 stingers and 2 tow’s. The tow’s were on the sponson and the stingers were on foldable racks above. There was a mount on the ceiling next to the cargo hatch for a ready missile. HTH
Years back, maybe '89 or so I wrote to FMC for line drawings of their M548 tractor so I could scratch build a model, they replied a week or two later with several 8X10 glossy photos of not only the M548 but also a few M113s and the Fitter as well which I had never heard of. You never know what the public relations department wiil do but it’s worth a shot. I sure wish I’d kept the photos, they were nice factory shots.
Nothing secret about it. The issue is that it was only around a few years with only about 75 built. All were also converted back to standard Bradleys in the early 2000s. So not a lot of pics of them out there.
And the reason why there may be so few photos of the interior is because they keep it buttoned up. Here is the upgraded M6 Linebacker prototype that BAE is trying to promote and sell…it has RADA pMHR radars, TC’s CITV, sensors on a pole with drone jammer antennas, and four Stinger missile pod, but the rear ramp is up and closed.