By Gordon Rottman

The eight-wheeled (8x8) Stryker wrestle gentle armored automobile used to be followed by way of the USA military in 2002 to supply a relatively speedily deployable contingency strength with armor safeguard, tactical mobility, and heavy firepower, in addition to complex command, regulate communications, desktop, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) functions. protecting the 1st new US military unlock because the M1 Abrams MBT, this e-book information the perception, ongoing improvement and deployment of 1 of the main hugely expected new AFVs in recent times, together with its carrier in Iraq and the resultant controversy surrounding the Stryker's various successes.

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This one mounts a 40mm Mk 19 Mod 3 automatic grenade launcher on the XM151 Remote Weapons Station (RWS). Its ammunition container holds 32 rounds. 50cal. M2 machine guns. Four four-tube M6 smoke grenade launchers are fitted to the RWS. The squad leader's hatch is to the left of the vehicle commander's hatch and the bailout hatch is on the side below it. On-board tools include two shovels, pick, axe, and pry bar. The right rear view (see plate D) displays the rear ramp with its inset troop hatch and the two rear "air-guard" hatches.

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