After making an impressive combat appearance in the 1991 Gulf War, the M2A2 was further modified based on lessons learned. The resulting variant was known as the M2A2 ODS, standing for Operation Desert Storm.
Main changes were a laser rangefinder, tactical navigation system, thermal imager for the driver, an MRE heater, missile countermeasure device and Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below system. A squad of seven infantrymen could be seated in the rear of the vehicle.
Brand new for this kit are soldiers’ backpacks that can be attached to the hull sides of the Bradley IFV, something commonly seen in combat zone photos. For convenience’s sake, the tracks are one-piece types.