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Stryker Interim Armored Vehicle

The Stryker is a family of 8 wheel drive heavily armored vehicles designed to maneuver more easily in close and urban terrain while providing protection in the open. It is being produced in two major variants: the Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) and the Mobile Gun System (MGS), while the ICV comes in nine different variants. The Stryker can be deployed by C-5 Galaxy (carries 4), C-17 Globemaster (carries 3), and C-130 Hercules (carries 1) military transport aircraft and be combat-ready upon arrival.

Contractor

Manufactured by: General Dynamics Land Systems

M1126 Stryker Infantry Fighting Vehicle

The M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle provides protected transport for an infantry squad and direct fire support during the dismounted assault. The ICV carries a 9-man squad and retains the capability to provide effective supporting fire to the squad while it is dismounted. The ICV's local defensive armament is capable of defeating "thin-skinned" enemy vehicles (trucks or lightly armored vehicles) and dismounted infantry.
M1126 Stryker Infantry Fighting Vehicle Copyright © U.S. Army

Status

In active service

Crew

1 Driver
1 Commander

Capacity

9 passengers

Weapon systems

M151 Protector Remote Weapon Station
M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun (2000 rounds)
- OR -
Mk19 40mm Machine Gun (480 rounds)

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 7.27 meters 23.86 feet
Width: 2.96 meters 9.7 feet
Height: 3.12 meters 10.24 feet
Maximum trench crossing: 1.98 meters 6.5 feet
Ground clearance: 53.34 centimeters 1.75 feet
Vertical obstacle: 58.42 centimeters 1.92 feet
Weight
Combat weight: 17 237 kilograms approximately 38 000 pounds
Features
Fuel capacity: ~201 liters 53 gallons
Power plant: one Caterpillar 3126; 6-cylinder, 4-cycle inline turbocharged Diesel engine
Performance: 350 horsepower (at 2 500 rpm)
Maximum speed on road: ~97 kilometers per hour 60 miles per hour
Cruise range: ~531 kilometers 330 miles
Minimum turning diameter: 15.85 meters 52 feet
Fording depth: 1.3 meters 4.25 feet

M1127 Stryker Reconnassaince Vehicle

The M1127 Stryker Reconnassaince Vehicle provides an effective platform for RSTA (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition) Squadrons and battalion scouts to perform reconnaissance and surveillance operations. The RV is the key enabler for both sensor and HUMINT focused surveillance and intelligence operations.

Status

In active service

Crew

1 Driver
1 Commander

Capacity

7 passengers (5 scouts and an additional augmentee)

Weapon systems

Gun mount (Commander's cupola)
M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun (2000 rounds)
- OR -
Mk19 40mm Machine Gun (480 rounds)
Rear hull swing mount
M240B Medium Machine Gun (3200 rounds)

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 7.31 meters 23.99 feet
Width: 3.9 meters 12.8 feet
Height: 3.26 meters 10.7 feet
Maximum trench crossing: 1.98 meters 6.5 feet
Ground clearance: 53.34 centimeters 1.75 feet
Vertical obstacle: 58.42 centimeters 1.92 feet
Weight
Combat weight: ~17 948 kilograms 39 568 pounds
Features
Fuel capacity: ~201 liters 53 gallons
Power plant: one Caterpillar 3126; 6-cylinder, 4-cycle inline turbocharged Diesel engine
Performance: 350 horsepower (at 2 500 rpm)
Maximum speed on road: ~97 kilometers per hour 60 miles per hour
Cruise range: ~531 kilometers 330 miles
Minimum turning diameter: 15.85 meters 52 feet
Fording depth: 1.3 meters 4.25 feet

M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System

The M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System carries a 105mm cannon. The principal function of the MGS is to provide rapid and lethal direct fires to support assaulting infantry. The cannon is mounted in a low-profile, fully stabilized, „shoot on the move” turret integrated into the Stryker chassis.