Amercom ACBG14 US M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle - Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, 2003 (1:72 Scale)
"We will carry out a campaign characterized by shock, by surprise, by flexibility ... and by the application of overwhelming force."
- CENTCOM commander General Tommy Franks commenting on the conduct of Operation: Iraqi Freedom, March 21st, 2003
The Infantry Carrier Vehicle provides protected transport and supporting fire for the infantry squad during dismounted assault. The Stryker is a full time four-wheel drive, selectively eight-wheel drive, armoured vehicle weighing approximately 19t which carries an infantry squad with their equipment. The vehicle can attain speeds of 62mph on paved roads. The basic infantry carrier vehicle (ICV) provides armored protection for the two-man crew and a squad of nine soldiers.
The vehicle's commander has an FBCB2 (Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below) digital communications system that allows communication between vehicles through text messaging and a map network, as well as with the battalion. The map shows the position of all vehicles on the battlefield and the commander can mark the position of enemy forces on the map which can then be seen by other commanders.
The ICV has a Kongsberg Remote Weapon Station with a universal soft mount cradle, which can mount either a 0.50 caliber M2 machine gun, MK19 40mm grenade launcher or M240 7.62mm machine gun. It is also armed with four M6 smoke grenade launchers.
Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a US M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle. Back Order! Ship Date: November 2014.
Width: 1-1/2 inches
Release Date: March 2013
Historical Account: "Protector" - Developed by Norwegian-based Konsgberg, the Protector M151 was designed for small caliber weapons and can
be installed on any type of vehicle. It features a detached line of sight prevents ballistic correction from affecting operator's line to target, allows a field of view up to 45 degrees while observing, and more than 30 times optical magnified close-up view of the target area when firing. It is the only RWS solution that enables accurate operation of the 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher. Troops operate the PROTECTOR RWS from within the safety of the vehicle's hull. It is fully qualified and compliant with all performance requirements, built for operation in extreme climatic conditions. Thus far, more than 1,000 PROTECTOR units have been deployed with the US Army Stryker. It is qualified to accommodate the Browning M2, 12, 7mm HMG, MK19, H&K 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher, MG3, M240 7.62 MG, and M249 5.56 MG, and may incorporate the JAVELIN anti-tank missiles and also be integrated into a number of naval vessels.