9781841769301

Stryker Combat Vehicles

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    9781841769301

  • ISBN10:

    1841769304

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2006-07-25
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
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Summary

The eight-wheeled (8x8) Stryker combat light armored vehicle was adopted by the US Army in 2002 to provide a comparatively rapidly deployable contingency force with armor protection, tactical mobility, and heavy firepower, as well as advanced command, control communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities. Covering the first new US Army release since the M1 Abrams MBT, this book details the conception, ongoing development and deployment of one of the most highly anticipated new AFVs in recent years, including its service in Iraq and the ensuing controversy surrounding the Stryker's varying successes.

Author Biography

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Centre for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
Wheeled Light Armored Vehiclesp. 4
Adoption of the Strykerp. 6
Development of The Strykerp. 10
Stryker Describedp. 14
Mobility and automotive
Protective measures
C4ISR
Stryker Variantsp. 19
M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV)
M1127 Reconnaissance Vehicle (RV)
M1128 Mobile Gun System (MGS)
M1129 Mortar Carrier (MC)
M1130 Command Vehicle (CV)
M1131 Fire Support Vehicle (FSV)
M1132 Engineer Squad Vehicle (ESV)
M1133 Medical Evacuation Vehicle (MEV)
M1134 Antitank Guided Missile Vehicle (ATGM)
M1135 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV)
Controversyp. 34
Stryker Brigade Combat Teamsp. 38
Combat Debutp. 42
Bibliographyp. 44
Color Plate Commentaryp. 45
Indexp. 48
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