Is a M1128 a Stryker?

The M1128 Mobile Gun System is an eight-wheeled armored car of the Stryker armored fighting vehicle family, mounting a 105 mm tank gun, based on the Canadian LAV III light-armored vehicle manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems for the U.S. Army.

Can the Stryker MGS carry infantry?

Despite its anti-tank capability the Stryker MGS is intended to support infantry rather than to fight tanks. Its 105 mm gun poses little threat to modern main battle tanks, unless the tank is attacked from the flanks or rear. Only 18 rounds for the main gun are carried by the vehicle.

Is the Stryker effective?

As it turns out, there were problems with the Stryker from the very beginning: the armor shielding it was fitted with proved largely ineffective and weighty, mud spattered from its rubber wheels into the engine during deployments caused innumerable maintenance problems, computer command displays inside the vehicle didn …

Is the Stryker MGS amphibious?

While not amphibious, the Stryker’s watertight combat hatch seals allow it to ford water up to the tops of its wheels.

Is the M1128 still in service?

The service said it will keep supporting and fielding other Stryker variants, such as the Double V-Hull and vehicles with lethality upgrades, until the M1128 is completely retired.

Is the Stryker MGS still in service?

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is scrapping its Stryker Mobile Gun Systems in favor of new lethality upgrades for its fleet of combat vehicles, the service announced in a May 12 statement.

How many men can a Stryker carry?

Unlike an Abrams tank or a Bradley fighting vehicle, the Stryker is a medium-weight, eight-wheel vehicle that can carry 11 soldiers and weapons at speeds of more than 60 miles an hour.

How many rounds does a Stryker carry?

The Stryker mobile gun system can fire 18 rounds of 105mm main gun ammunition, 400 rounds of 0.50-calibre ammunition and 3,400 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.