Top 10 Stryker Combat Vehicles and Specification
Top 10 Stryker – Continuing the discussion of the Stryker armored fighting vehicle family that I started here, it includes ten armored vehicles used by Stryker brigade combat teams: the M1126 armored personnel carrier (ICV), the M1127 reconnaissance fighting vehicle (RV), the M1128 105mm self-propelled artillery and tank combat vehicle ( MGS), M1129 120mm self-propelled mortar (MC), M1130 KSM (CV); M1131 (FSV) fire control vehicle, M1132 (ESV) armored engineer vehicle, M1133 (MEV) medical evacuation vehicle, M1134 (ATGM) self-propelled anti-tank missile system, M1135 (NBC RV) reconnaissance vehicle. (MilitaryEzyInfo.com / Top 10 Stryker)
The Stryker infantry fighting vehicle can move at speeds of over 100 km/h and can cover distances of up to 500 km with a single tank. Other versions of the “Stryker” have a heavier combat weight, can not accelerate to such high speeds and can lose in this parameter to a somewhat basic APC. To drive on rough, muddy, cobbled, snowy, or sandy surfaces, the wheels are filled and adjusted from inside the car. The vehicle can travel on flat tires and is equipped with self-removal facilities. The combat vehicle moves much more quietly than its predecessors in this class and foreign armored personnel carriers, thereby increasing its stealthiness.
The general construction of the Stryker armored vehicle is nearly identical in all versions. The vehicles are built on a common chassis and have the same engine, transmission, hydraulics, running gear, differentials, and switch boxes. Both the command and control vehicle and the emergency medical vehicle are equipped with air conditioning. In addition, the medical vehicle is equipped with a more powerful generator. Steps have been taken to install air conditioning units in all models of Stryker armored vehicles.
Here are the Top 10 Stryker Combat Vehicles:
10. M1126 ICV
The M1126 Armoured Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV) is the main armored vehicle of the “Stryker” series, intended to transport infantry units (usually motorized infantry sections) to the battlefield, to fight from the vehicle, and to provide fire support during and after raids. The M1126 “Stryker” is used for reconnaissance, escort, patrol, communications The M1126 “Stryker” is used for reconnaissance, escort, patrol, communications, and occasionally for the delivery of munitions such as weapons and ammunition to the battlefield and evacuation of casualties.
It is a modified version of the M1126 armored personnel carrier M1126 ICV for military reconnaissance, equipped with LRAS (Long-Range Advance Scout) and a reinforced DVH bottom.
9. M1127 RV
The M1127 Reconnaissance Vehicle (RV) is a combat reconnaissance vehicle designed for reconnaissance, protection, and surveillance on the battlefield. Equipped with the dedicated Raytheon Long Range Advanced Surveillance System (LRAS3), the M1127 RV is used by reconnaissance units of brigade group reconnaissance battalions and Stryker battalions. Its armament is the same as that of an infantry armored personnel carrier. The crew consists of three members of the reconnaissance section and four more members.
8. M1128 MGS
The M1128 Mobile Gun System (MGS) is designed to support infantry on the battlefield and destroy enemy armored targets. It is also armed with a 12.7mm Browning M2, a 7.62mm M240 machine gun, and two smoke detectors. The cannon has 18 rounds of ammunition, and the machine guns have 400 and 3400 rounds.
7. M1129 Mortar Carrier
M1129 Mortar Carrier Vehicle version B (MCV-B) – Designed to engage the enemy with mortar fire. The armored vehicle is armed with a 120mm Israeli-made Soltam K6 mortar, which is stationary in the MCV-A version but can be taken out of the APC and fired from a firing position next to the combat vehicle in the MCV-B version.
6. M1130 CV
The M1130 Commander Vehicle (CV) is designed to provide reliable, uninterrupted command and control of forces in a “brigade-battalion-company” chain of command. The command and control vehicle is equipped with all the necessary means for command and control of troops, ensuring that information is collected, processed, analyzed, and communicated, as well as the ability to monitor the progress of combat missions on the battlefield. These vehicles provide simultaneous communications and command of air support aircraft and helicopters. There are three such vehicles in each brigade command post and two in each battalion command post and Stryker company.
5. M1131 FSV
The M1131 Fire Support Vehicle (FSV) is a fire control vehicle designed to provide enhanced automatic battlefield reconnaissance, target detection and identification, target tracking, target designation, positioning, and communications capabilities at the tactical fire control layer. Target processing data is transmitted to the firing system in realtime.
4. M1132 ESV
The M1132 Engineer Squad Vehicle (ESV) is an armored engineer support vehicle designed to reconnoiter, transport, and support engineers on the battlefield, clear debris on roads advancing infantry and armaments, and clear mines.
3. M1133 MEV
The M1133 Medical Evacuation Vehicle (MEV) is a vehicle designed to provide medical evacuation and first aid to the wounded from the battlefield.
Traveling at 60 miles per hour, it can evacuate four critically wounded or six patients with blisters or minor injuries, with a crew of three medics providing basic medical care. A central paramedic seat and a high roof allow the crew to monitor medical equipment and provide patient care. The Stryker can also accommodate more medical supplies and equipment than its predecessor, the APC ambulance. In March 2003, the first Stryker MEV was delivered to the Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Fort Lewis, Washington.
2. M1134 ATGM
The M1134 Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) is designed to counter enemy armored objects such as tanks and combat vehicles. The ATGM squadron of each brigade combat team serves as a powerful anti-tank reserve force to reinforce conventional infantry and reconnaissance units on the battlefield. The crew of each combat vehicle consists of a commander, an ATU operator, a loader, and an APC driver. The vehicle is equipped with a transponder to launch anti-tank guided missiles from the ground.
1. M1135 NBCRV
The M1135 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) and is designed to conduct radiological, chemical, and bacteriological reconnaissance of terrain.
The M1135 NBCRV provides situational awareness to enhance the combat capabilities of the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT). The primary equipment of the SBC reconnaissance vehicle is an integrated SBC reconnaissance sensor and integrated weather system. The vehicle’s onboard overpressure system minimizes the potential for contamination of combat vehicles and equipment, protects the crew, and allows operations to be conducted without the use of general-purpose body armor. The M1135 Stryker was adopted by the U.S. Army to replace the M93 Fox reconnaissance vehicle.
Top 10 Stryker: The Stryker combat vehicle is the U.S. Army’s primary combat and combat support platform, and also plays a central role in the ongoing phase of the Army’s transformation.