Bradley APC

Bradley APC is a giant vehicle controlled by NPC. It patrols the Launch Site monument with a long range barrel and a minigun that shoots short range. It will spawn every 1 hour after its death. Bradley targets anyone no matter what the player is wearing. To kill Bradley APC (efficiently), you need a Rocket Launcher and 7 High Velocity Rockets (bring more if you aren't confident with your aim). Reach the 2 buildings that are facing each other and climb onto the roof. Once you reach the roof, find Bradley APC. It is either nearby the roads of the large rocket or near the building you are on. Shoot HV rockets at Bradley APC, it will then be alerted and reach to you. If it sees you, it may shoot 4 explosive bullets at you (deals large amount of damage, can kill you if you don't have a gearset). If it reaches close to you, it can constantly shoot at you with its minigun. If Bradley APC explodes, the loot crates and its body parts will be on fire for a while, you will have to watch for counters as they can see the debris field on the map. When the loot crates and body parts extinguishes, you can loot the crates and mine the body parts for high quality metal, metal fragments and charcoal.

Bradley APC
HP 1000
  1. Drops
  2. Salvaging
  3. Durability
  4. Tips
Crate Amount
APC Crate 3
Tool Resources Time Condition Loss
Jackhammer Jackhammer Charcoal×880Metal Fragments×1,650High Quality Metal×77 35 sec 16 %
Bone Club Bone Club Charcoal×428Metal Fragments×826High Quality Metal×39 15 min 9 sec Bone Club×6
Pickaxe Pickaxe Charcoal×880Metal Fragments×1,650High Quality Metal×77 4 min 42 sec 47 %
Rock Rock Charcoal×436Metal Fragments×825High Quality Metal×39 14 min 8 sec Rock×3
Salvaged Hammer Salvaged Hammer Charcoal×660Metal Fragments×1,238High Quality Metal×58 3 min 42 sec 23 %
Salvaged Icepick Salvaged Icepick Charcoal×880Metal Fragments×1,650High Quality Metal×77 2 min 23 sec 8 %
Stone Pickaxe Stone Pickaxe Charcoal×685Metal Fragments×1,284High Quality Metal×60 4 min 24 sec 99 %
ExplosiveThrowing AttacksGunsTorpedos
Tool Quantity Time Fuel Sulfur
MLRS Rocket MLRS Rocket 7 0 sec - -
40mm HE Grenade 40mm HE Grenade 82 1 min 45 sec - -
Rocket Rocket 11 1 min Fuel Amount×330 Sulfur Amount×15,400
High Velocity Rocket High Velocity Rocket 7 36 sec - Sulfur Amount×1,400
Torpedo Torpedo 7 40 sec - Sulfur Amount×84
Timed Explosive Charge Timed Explosive Charge 3 13 sec Fuel Amount×180 Sulfur Amount×6,600
Shovel Shovel


20,000 208 hours 20 min - -
Assault Rifle Assault Rifle

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo×571 2 min 37 sec - Sulfur Amount×14,275
Beancan Grenade Beancan Grenade 191 3 min 52 sec - Sulfur Amount×22,920
Bolt Action Rifle Bolt Action Rifle

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo×570 23 min 55 sec - Sulfur Amount×14,250
F1 Grenade F1 Grenade 40 50 sec - Sulfur Amount×2,400

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo×571 2 min 8 sec - Sulfur Amount×14,275
L96 Rifle L96 Rifle

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo×570 25 min 24 sec - Sulfur Amount×14,250
LR-300 Assault Rifle LR-300 Assault Rifle

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo×571 2 min 22 sec - Sulfur Amount×14,275
M249 M249

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo×570 1 min 45 sec - Sulfur Amount×14,250
M39 Rifle M39 Rifle

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo×571 3 min 5 sec - Sulfur Amount×14,275
Satchel Charge Satchel Charge 20 37 sec - Sulfur Amount×9,600
Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo

Semi-Automatic Rifle

571 4 min 7 sec - Sulfur Amount×14,275
Semi-Automatic Rifle Semi-Automatic Rifle

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo×571 4 min 7 sec - Sulfur Amount×14,275

zuhx 1 pts. 3 years ago

One of the best places to take bradley from is on the building where you enter your final fuse to get in the Main Launch site Building. Shooting bradley from the roof is a great spot. There are 2 enterances on the the roof, You can hold both of them on the roof. Recommended to use a medium-long range rifle. You may need to bait Bradley over to your side. Recommended atleast a duo for this strat. (MAKE SURE YOU TAKE EXTRA HV ROCKETS, 8-9 SHOULD BE ENOUGH JUST IN CASE!!!)

mktums 188 pts. year ago

If anyone is curious (confirmed by timers):
  • APC respawns in 1 hour after its death.
  • APC's crates are burning and aren't lootable for 4 minutes after APC's death.
  • APC itself is burning for 5 minutes after its death.
  • APC is scrapable after 8 minutes after its death.

JH 16 pts. 6 years ago

Using 2 C4 to destroy the Bradley:
It is recommended to build a temporary 1x2 base nearby with a bed, TC, and boxes for food, water, medical supplies, and several radiation suits.
1. Facing the Main building from the rocket area, proceed to the right side of the monument where there is a large cylindrical tank with a ladder going up and a bridge extending to a building. This is next to one of the Cobalt buildings.
2. Bait the Bradley APC from the central area so that he will chase you through the buildings and not along the concrete wall.
3. Quickly climb up the tank, jump on the center pipe and climb down to the bridge. Hit the APC again if it doesn't follow you all the way.
4. Crouch behind the sheet metal railing, but not close to it as the APC can still hit you with rockets and kill you. Wait for the APC to drive underneath the bridge.
5. As the APC drives underneath, throw the C4 on it before it sees you. If you are alone you will most likely die, but the APC will also be destroyed after 10 seconds.
- If playing with a friend, have him/her shoot the APC to keep it from targeting you. - If possible, try to hit the APC with one C4 at time, killing it in 2 "rounds" as two C4 explosions sometimes only do the damage of one.
Good luck

boy with good succ 11 pts. 4 years ago

With the new update, the cheapest way to take down this mighty tank is to shoot 7 HV rockets at him. This only takes an astonishing 1,400 sulfur!

RΛGE 31 pts. 4 years ago

Here's the best way of farming Bradley, and the cheapest. Collect 40 F1 Grenades from Bandit Camp for 320 Scrap, easy enough then proceed to Launch Site with the 40 F1 Grenades you have. Locate the Warehouse building and climb to the roof. You can then wait for Bradley to stroll by and hit it with a bow or something other than the grenade. Let it target you and take a few step backs so it can continue to target you then throw the grenades right at where it is. You should hear tags every hit and if you do continue throwing the grenades at it. After about 40 F1 Grenades, you should now have destroyed it.


  • 40 F1 Grenades
  • 320 Scrap
  • 25% Radiation Protection
  • A Bow or something to shoot at it

Commander 11 pts. 3 years ago

6 hv rockets and 2 nades is the cheapest way to destroy bradley

SodaPop 66 pts. 2 years ago

The Bradley Armored Personal Carrier can be found at one monument in Rust, Launch Site.
As of July 21st 2021 there have been many changes to his durability and loot drops, Facepunch has changed the amount of c4 and F1 Deployable Grenades to kill Bradley APC. Minor Changes include 3 c4 instead of 2 c4 to kill Bradley and 50 F1 Grenades instead of 40, 7 HV Rockets and 11 Rockets will still destroy the carrier. Bradley's loot crates have been nerfed to drop less valuable loot but still has a high chance to receive a M249, L96, C4.

Talon 23 pts. 2 years ago

Bradley heals itself after 10 minutes of not taking damage. It ticks up quickly about 3 health a second until full.

suspink17 15 pts. year ago

cheapest way to take bradley apc is 6 hvs and 2 nades so if u miss a hv make ur friend farm scrap for 2 grenades and buy it from bandit shoot it every min or so it doesn't regenerate health

Snowbro 24 pts. year ago

taking Bradley is pretty fun and the loot is incredible taking it down will require 7 hv rockets but its always good to bring extra I would suggest bringing 4 med stims 6 bandages roadsign kit and 8 has in case you miss one.
peeking it with small angles when its close at either mammoth or recycler building would be the easiest way to take it with minimum damage it may take a little bit for brad to get to the right stop but it will be very quick when you have him.
depending on the player pop, groups skill, and the skill of other players its best if you bring 2-3 friends but if you are confident in your abilities taking it solo should be no issue.

Blue Dust 1 pts. 8 months ago

Bradley APC cant be taken with the Homing Missle Launcher, so dont try it

rust 72 pts. 2 months ago

Very interesting new update April/May 2024. APC will now spawn blue scientists when damaged and eventually heavy scientists after further damage. Loot pool from these guys is the same as oil rig, and like the new oil rig update, can wield spas12, m249, minigun, and military flamethrower.

DarkReacher 171 pts. 6 years ago

The fastest way to destroy the tank in Three Easy Steps.
1. GETTING READY Build a base with a sleeping bag/Bed near the launch site and put ALL of your gear except a rad suit and Two Timed Explosive Charges. (Make sure health is about or over 70HP)
2. DESTROYING THE TANK Take the C4 and place one in each of the first two slots of your toolbar. In the Mid-point of the Launch site and the Rocket factory (main building) is a gateway with four stone barricades (two on each side). Crouch and hide behind one on the opposite side of the tank with the first C4 in hand. (He will have to cross this point on his default route) As soon as you see the front of him passing by Run out and throw the first C4 on him, QUICKLY, hit the number 2 button on your keyboard to select the second C4 and throw that on him. After that, he should kill you.
3. REAPING THE REWARDS! ReSpawn at the base you built near the Launch site and grab your gear. Eat and drink on the way to the crash site. You're all done now, Pick up your Hazmat Suit, wait for the fire to go away, pick up the boxes and mine the scraps.
EXTRA TIP'S! The reason you put the C4 in a different stack is that it's faster than waiting for the animations of you throwing the first one. You could lure him your way instead of waiting for him to naturally go through that gateway. Just don't get to hurt.

Gorsky 2 pts. 6 years ago

Following the previous tips here on the page, build a small temporary base to respawn in case of death. Here is another spot to try it out that I feel gives you a better chance to survive.
Facing the main building doors, to your left, there are 2 hangars with a recycler in between.
- Go at the top (roof) of the recycler building. - Wait for the Bradley to be next to the recycler, between the 2 buildings, and the jump down on the half roof to throw your 2x C4 at it.
With practice, you'll be able to survive it no problem, but it most probably will kill you the first time around. You can have a friend to bait it from the other rooftop. To keep it distracted while you jump down on the ledge to throw the C4.

Drake 82 pts. 5 years ago

I do everything Gorsky does, but do one part different. Using the recycler building as a reference I will go up the ladder and instantly move to the left from the ladder entrance behind the electrical box there. I will bait the Bradley as it comes into the courtyard from the rocket area outside. Once it gets close enough it will stop and begin shooting at me through the building but of course not doing damage. From here I will throw my two C4 onto it and wait for both to explode. If done right you'll never take damage, you won't die, and the rewards will be yours to reap.

BlueWolf 6 pts. 5 years ago

The road that connects the launch area to the building area has a gateway with concrete barriers and metal posts. This gateway has a "hut" with glass windows in it. The APC CANNOT see you through those windows.
Get in the hut. Either grab the APC's attention or just wait. When the APC comes along, crouch, side-strafe out of the door, and then loft a single C4 at an angle of about 30 degrees onto the APC as it goes by. When the 1st one blows, the APC may turn around and come back to facilitate the next charge. If it doesn't turn around, just wait for it to come back.
It is quite possible to kill the APC in this manner without ever being seen, much less targeted by the APC. Just another day at the office.

peepoo 6 pts. 3 years ago

how many 'bone club' throw to take down bradley?