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New Stryker Defense Proven in Combat
American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 3, 2004 | By Jim Garamone

Posted on 02/03/2004 7:52:31 AM PST by Calpernia

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1 posted on 02/03/2004 7:52:38 AM PST by Calpernia
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The Stryker, an eight-wheeled infantry transporter, is an armored vehicle designed to stop 124.5 mm rounds. Critics said the main threat in Iraq is rocket-propelled grenades, and that the vehicle would not provide protection from them.

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2 posted on 02/03/2004 7:53:45 AM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Calpernia
Standoff Armour to defeat shaped charge warheads is nothing new. It was employed in the last days of WWII.
The problem is that that 18" standoff on each side makes the vehicle 3 feet wider than it was and limits the very mobility the stryker was supposed to supply.


3 posted on 02/03/2004 8:00:07 AM PST by Servant of the 9 (Goldwater Republican)
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To: Calpernia
Good news , thank you very much .
4 posted on 02/03/2004 8:02:48 AM PST by serurier (We come here for the freedom of the world)
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To: Servant of the 9
The Stryker is taller, wider, heavier, and has less protection than the design criteria called for. Other than those "minor" things, it is completely successful.
5 posted on 02/03/2004 8:11:50 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Calpernia eight-wheeled infantry transporter, is an armored vehicle designed to stop 124.5 mm rounds.

What is a 124.5mm round?

6 posted on 02/03/2004 8:18:53 AM PST by Restore
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To: Restore
There are lot of mistakes: defuse for diffuse. The 124.5 mm might be either a 12.5 mm (.50 cal) or 14.7 mm (the heavy Soviet MG). I bet it was the .50 cal.
7 posted on 02/03/2004 8:30:07 AM PST by Little Ray (Why settle for a Lesser Evil? Vote Cthuhlu for President!)
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To: Little Ray
I bet the .50 cal.

A 124.5mm round (the M1A1/2 tank fires a 120mm round) is about 5" in diameter. If it could stop that bad boy, it could certainly stop an RPG.

8 posted on 02/03/2004 8:41:39 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: Calpernia
The patrol was conducting neighborhood engagement, interacting with local citizens.

I hope all their "interacting" isn't like this!

"It did exactly was it was intended to do," he continued. "When the [RPG]round impacted on the slat armor, it detonated the warhead. The round defused in that space."

Been waiting to see if that contraption worked--good news. And you know the soldiers have had to wonder as well--this news may increase confidence & aggressiveness.

9 posted on 02/03/2004 8:57:42 AM PST by mark502inf
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10 posted on 02/03/2004 9:07:54 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Calpernia
New Stryker Defense Proven in Combat ~ Bump!
11 posted on 02/03/2004 9:12:49 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Calpernia
Well this is good news.

Some folks here think it's a pile of crap -- they can take it up with those very much ALIVE soldiers in that Stryker.

Me, I don't know, but I'm hoping it's a good and mostly safe transport/reconn vehicle.
12 posted on 02/03/2004 9:20:48 AM PST by citizen (Write-in Tom Tancredo President 2004!)
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13 posted on 02/03/2004 9:58:17 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Calpernia
"The crew identified the assailant and tried to call an OH-58 helicopter in on it, but the helicopter crew was unable to regain contact"

The Stryker didn't return fire and KO the shooters itself because... Oh right, it doesn't have a turret or any real firepower, so it was just a target with a radio. Because all our guns are in the air. The pentawhizzers decided that only things that fly need to shoot.

14 posted on 02/03/2004 12:00:12 PM PST by JasonC
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I thought it had some kind of a gun!

M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle

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The ICV 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 primary design of the IAV has two variants: The Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV) and the Mobile Gun System (MGS). The ICV troop transport vehicle is capable of carrying 9 infantry soldiers and their equipment. It requires a crew of two; a driver and a vehicle commander. There are eight other configurations of the ICV that have combat service and combat support roles. Those configurations include a Commander’s Vehicle (CV), Reconnaissance Vehicle (RV), Fire Support Vehicle (FSV), Mortar Carrier (MC), Anti-Tank Guided Missile vehicle (ATGM), Engineer Squad Vehicle (ESV), Medical Evacuation Vehicle (MEV), and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBC RV).

The infantry rifle platoon is equipped with four ICVs that provide rapid, protected tactical and operational mobility of infantry squads to critical locations on the battlefield. The ICV is a fully mobile system capable of operating in conjunction with infantry and other elements of the combined-arms team. Each ICV has a crew of two (VC and driver) that operates the vehicle. These mounted crews provide critical support to the platoon by operating and maintaining the ICVs and properly employing them on the battlefield to ensure protected delivery of the infantry squads to their dismount point. Once the infantry squads have dismounted the ICVs, the vehicle crew may employ local defensive armament to defeat "thin-skinned" enemy vehicles (trucks or lightly armored vehicles) or dismounted infantry.

The ICV's local defensive armament is capable of defeating "thin-skinned" enemy vehicles (trucks or lightly armored vehicles) and dismounted infantry. ICV crews may employ these weapons to augment the base of fire provided by the platoon's weapons squad. These augmenting direct fires can ensure the infantry squad's freedom of maneuver to close with and destroy the enemy. These fires can also provide accurate suppressive fires on enemy personnel, bunkers, or emplacements and destroy enemy infantry in daylight, at night, or during conditions of limited visibility (smoke, haze, and fog).

The platoon's ICVs and infantry soldiers provide mutual protection for each other while performing their assigned missions. Infantry soldiers provide security for the vehicles while halted, and the ICVs provide rapid, protected battlefield mobility and an augmenting base of fire capability for the dismounted infantry assault.

While the platoon remains mounted, the platoon leader controls the movement of the platoon's ICVs. When the platoon leader dismounts to conduct the assault or other dismounted infantry operations with the infantry squads, the platoon sergeant normally assumes control of the mounted element of the platoon. He maneuvers them in support of the infantry squads and as directed by the platoon leader. For example, if the direct fires of the ICVs are needed to facilitate the maneuver of the squads, the platoon leader may decide to have the platoon sergeant direct the fires of the mounted element to facilitate the platoon's maneuver. The platoon sergeant also can dismount with the rest of the platoon, if required.

The platoon fights as a team. It must be prepared to maneuver in restricted terrain supported by the weapons squad and, when possible, the ICVs and MGS. When the platoon conducts dismounted operations, it has three 9-man rifle squads and a 7-man weapons squad. The key advantage here is that, with the added support of the weapons squad, the infantry no longer has to stay within range of ICV direct fire support. In this case, the ICVs could overwatch, block another avenue of approach, isolate the objective, or conduct other missions.

The different configurations of the Infantry Carrier Vehicle will include:

The NBC Recon and Fire Support vehicles are still in the development stages, and so is the Mobile Gun System. But before the Mobile Gun System is fielded, units will get the Anti-tank Guided Missile Vehicle which will have a TOW system capable of blasting through reinforced concrete bunkers.


  • Carries 9-man infantry squad and crew of 2
  • Kongsberg remote weapon station with M2 .50 cal MG or MK19 40mm
  • Javelin missiles
  • High hard steel structure
  • MEXAS ceramic layer
  • Spall liner
  • IBD passive RPG add-on
  • Exceptional tactical mobility for full spectrum operations
  • Air transportable in combat ready configuration
  • High baseline vehicle commonality with other variants
  • 14.5 mm integral armor protection (optional RPG-7 armor protection)
  • Battlefield survivability to carry out combat missions
  • Supportability and affordability
Length 275 inches
Width 107 inches
Height 104 inches
Combat Weight GVW 38,000 lbs.
Maximum speed 60 mph
Maximum range (40mph) 330 miles
Slope performance: Frontal: 60%
Slope performance: Side : 30%
Vertical climb 23 inches
Gap 78 inches
Transmission 6 speeds forward 1 Reverse
Transfer case 2 speed
Differentials 4 automotive
Suspension 8 wheel hydropneumatic independent with Height Management System
Driven wheels 4wd full time 8wd selectable
Tires Central Tire Inflation
System with runflats
Brakes Power brakes with ABS on rear three axles
  • C-130
  • C-5A
  • C-17
FIRE SUPPRESSION 1 shot FM200 for troop compartment
2 shot FE25 for engine compartment
Automatically activated
PERSONNEL 11 total
1 driver
1 vehicle commander
9 troops
ARMAMENT Remote weapon station (RWS) with a universal soft mount cradle capable of mounting:
  • MK19 40mm grenade launcher
  • M2 .50 cal machine gun
  • MK240 7.62mm machine gun (with adapter)
  • (4) M6 Smoke grenade launchers

    Stowed Ammunition
  • (32) 66mm smoke grenades
  • (3200) 7.62mm rounds
  • (2000) .50 cal rounds OR
  • (430) MK19 rounds

    For Troops:
  • (2240) 5.56mm ball
  • (1120) 5.56mm linked
CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (2) roof vent fans
(1) crew/engine heater
• (1) driver heat exchanger
• (2) crew heat exchangers
(1) blowers (A/C ready)
(3) M-17 periscopes
(1) Driver’s Vision Enhancer

Vehicle Commander
(7) M45 periscopes

RWS mounted vision devices
Thermal imager
Video camera
  • Hydraulic self recovery winch
  • NBC detectors and ventilated face mask system
  • SINCGARS radios
  • Squad leaders video display terminal
  • FBCB2 Computer (Commander)


15 posted on 02/03/2004 1:16:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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Links above don't work.

Here is a working link:

Stryker Interim Armored Vehicle (IAV)

16 posted on 02/03/2004 1:18:50 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Calpernia; Cannoneer No. 4
Stryker Brigade Combat Team, bump!
17 posted on 02/03/2004 2:19:56 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: af_vet_rr; ALOHA RONNIE; American in Israel; American Soldier; archy; armymarinemom; BCR #226; ...
Another Stryker ping
18 posted on 02/03/2004 2:35:33 PM PST by Cannoneer No. 4 (The road to Glory cannot be followed with too much baggage.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The reality is most of them have a pintel mounted 50 cal that a crewman must go "opened up" to man. A few have a Mk 19 grenade launcher instead. All the other types are specialty vehicles. The firepower of one of these tin cans is tiny compared to even a LAV, let alone a Brad. They are US BTRs, essentially.
19 posted on 02/03/2004 2:42:31 PM PST by JasonC
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To: Cannoneer No. 4
Still not a fan of the Stryker, but it's good to see that the add on stuff worked.
Now if only the weapons station could be stabilised so that it could be fired on the fly..

And what's this with the gangsta wannabe bad guys?
Drive up, shoot, and then run away?
What next?
20 posted on 02/03/2004 2:44:25 PM PST by Darksheare (The voices in YOUR head are talking to ME!)
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