STRYKER MGS

£26.00

These products are not advisable for unders 14 years old unless supervised by an adult.

The ICV (Infantry Carrier Vehicle) Stryker is a family of 8 wheeled armoured fighting vehicles derived from the Canadian LAVIII. Stryker vehicles are produced by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada for the US Army. It has 4-wheel drive (8×4) and can be switched to all-wheel drive (8×8).

M1128 Mobile Gun System MGS version armed with an 105mm M68A1 rifled cannon (M68A1E4) (a lightweight version of the gun system used on the original M1 Abrams main battle tanks. a 7.62 mm M240 machine gun mounted coaxially, an M2 0.50 caliber commander's machine gun and two M6 smoke grenade launchers. The main gun provides direct fire in support of infantry, engaging stationary and mobile enemy targets, such as bunkers to create a combined arms effect of overmatched firepower that improves survivability of the combat team. It has a rate of fire of six rounds per minute, and carries 400 rounds of 0.50 caliber and 3,400 rounds of 7.62 mm, and the same C4ISR communications and driver's vision as the ICV. The MGS vehicle is a strengthened variant of the LAVIII compared to the standard variant other Stryker vehicles are based on, but retains commonality across all vehicles in the family.

The vehicle is named for two unrelated American servicemen who posthumously received the Medal of Honour : Private First Class Stuart Stryker and Specialist Four Robert Stryker who died in the Vietnam War.
Armed with a remote control 50 cal weapons station. Originally designed to carry infantry into battle this vehicle also saw service with special forces in Iraq with both DELTA and the SAS.