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Stryker Interim Armored Vehicle (IAV) Index

M1126 Infantry Carrier


Series Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 2002 = Flat Bottom Hull (FBH) Variants
2011 = Double-V Hull (DVH) Variants
Manufactured by: General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) Division USA/GDLS-Canada
Crew: Various depending on the Vehicle
Armament: Various Armament Configurations depending on Vehicle.
Engine: 6 Cylinder Turbo-Diesel (Initially fitted with a Caterpillar 3126 engine. Later upgraded to more powerful Caterpillar C7 and then, C9 engines)
Miscellaenous Info: In the late 1990's/early 2000's the US Army developed a new type of unit, the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT).  The purpose of the SBCT was to be quickly deployable, yet retain high levels of firepower.  The centerpiece vehicle type of the SBCT, was to become the new Stryker Interim Armored Vehicle (IAV) Series, which ultimately grew into 18 separate variants being fielded so far. The Stryker IAV bridged the gap in capabilities between heavily armed/armored (but less deployable vehicles like tanks and tracked armored fighting vehicles) and lightly armed/armored, but quickly deployable vehicles.

The Stryker IAV series was based upon the Canadian LAV III Series of wheeled vehicles, which had its own roots in the Swiss MOWAG Piranha IIIH Series.  Since the first Stryker saw service, there have been many improvements and upgrades made to the vehicles.  The improvements mostly came in the form of upgrades to automotive components to increase mobility or armor to improve it's protection.  One of the most significant upgrades to date is the fitting of a Double-V Hull (DVH) to many vehicles (not all) of MOST Stryker Variants.  The variants NOT being fitted with the DVH are the M1127 Reconnaissance Vehicle (RV), M1128 Mobile Gun System and M1135 NBC Recon Vehicle. Strykers not fitted with the DVH have been retroactively referred to Flat Bottom Hull (FBH) vehicles.

The purpose of the DVH is much the same as that of the hulls fitted to the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, in that it deflects the blast of explosives away from the center of the vehicle, which better protects the crew and occupants. The DVH can be retrofitted to older Strykers or added on the production line to new vehicles. In addition, other improvements were made at the same time as the fitting of the DVH's.  These include additional armor, upgraded suspension, new engine/transmission and blast reducing seating.

The latest batch of Stryker upgrades will come in the form of the improvements established under the Engineer Change Proposal (ECP), which started testing in 2016. The first major upgrades (ECP 1 - Power & Mobility) include a more powerful Caterpillar C9 engine, an improved electrical system, a strengthened suspension and the addition of the framework for the Army's new in-vehicle network architecture.  The ECP 1 upgrades will only be added to the DVH variants, and will include the "A1" suffix at the end of the vehicles' model number (i.e. M1256 ICVV-A1).  Also, ECP 1 provides for a new scout Mission Equipment Package (MEP) that can be fitted to the ICVV-A1. This allows for the replacement of the M1127 RV, yet provides the  troops with scouting, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, but on a more capable vehicle. 

Another upgrade phase (ECP 2- Lethality) has also commenced but most of the improvements aren't planned to be implemented until FY2020 or later.  Possible upgrades include improved optics and targeting capabilities and the fitting of heavier weapons.  The new weapons include the CROWS-J Remote Weapon Station and TOW-ITAS (Improved Target Acquisition System) Anti-Tank Guided Missile System (ATGM). The CROWS-J mounts a Javelin ATGM Launcher and an M240 7.62mm co-axial machine gun and very well may be in service by mid-2018. 
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Stryker Vehicle Variants (Vehicles with Hyperlinks available at WarWheels.net)

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Photos

Reference Source/Provider
   Stryker Launched Assault Bridge Photo (Proposed Only) Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann
      Stryker ICV with CROWS-J (Javelin ATGM) Remote Weapon Station Photos U.S. Army
  Stryker ICV with 5kw Mobile Experimental High-Energy Laser (MEHEL) Photo U.S. Army

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Stryker Family Information & Photos Army-Technology.com
Stryker Family Information & Photos General Dynamics Land Systems
Stryker Family Information & Photos Global-Security.Org
Stryker Family Vehicle Photos Prime Portal
Stryker Family Vehicle Photos Tank-Masters.DE Website

Printed

Reference Author
Assault: Journal of Armored and Heliborne Warfare #13 Concord Publications
Assault: Journal of Armored and Heliborne Warfare #14 Concord Publications
Assault: Journal of Armored and Heliborne Warfare #18 Concord Publications
Encyclopedia of Modern U.S. Military Tactical Vehicles (Tankograd Publications) Carl Schulze
Iraq Insurgency: US Army Armored Vehicles In Action: Part 2 (Concord Publications) Carl Schulze
Militar Fahzeug (2/2007 Issue) Tankograd Publishing
MOWAG Piranha: Wheeled Armour for the Modern Battlefield Stefan Marx (Tankograd Publishing)
Operation Iraqi Freedom - US Army: Abrams, Bradley & Stryker (SAM Publications) Andy Renshaw & Ryan Harden
Special Operations Patrol Vehicles: Afghanistan & Iraq (New Vanguard #179)- Osprey Publishing Leigh Neville
Stryker Combat Vehicles (Osprey New Vanguard #121)

Book Review by Patrick Keenan

Gordon L. Rottman

"Stryker Family: Part 1" (March 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Ralph Zwilling

"Stryker Family: Part 2" (April 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Ralph Zwilling

"Stryker Family: Part 3" (May 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Ralph Zwilling

"Stryker Family: Part 4" (June 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Ralph Zwilling
"Stryker Family Upgrades In Detail" - (Wings and Wheels Publications # 42) Ralph Zwilling
Stryker In Detail - (Wings and Wheels Publications # 17) Ralph Zwilling
Stryker In Detail - Part 1 (Revised and Extended) - (Wings and Wheels Publications  #17) Ralph Zwilling
Stryker In Detail - Part 2 (Wings and Wheels Publications # 19) Ralph Zwilling
"Stryker In Germany" DVD Reference (DVD004) Perfect Scale Modellbau
Stryker Interim Armored Vehicle (Mini-Color Series by Concord Publications)

Book Review by Patrick Keenan

Carl Schutze & Ralph Zwilling
Stryker Walkaround Photo Reference CD-ROM Robert Skipper (available directly from author via e-mail)

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
For products useable with specific Stryker variants we have indices available for (shown above), go to the applicable vehicle page.      
Stryker Family Anti Reflective Coating Lens Stickers (AC35011) AFV Club 1/35 Stick & Peel Decals;For all AFV Club Styker Variants. Enough to finish 5 Models.
Stryker Upgrade Equipment Set (AF35S58)   AFV Club 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
IDF Stryker Trophy System Accessory Set (T35152) Black Dog 1/35 Resin.
US Stryker WINT-A with EQ. Accessory Set (T35149) Black Dog 1/35 Resin. Comes with Basic Vehicle Accessories as well.
US Stryker WINT-B with EQ. Accessory Set (T35145) Black Dog 1/35 Resin. Comes with Basic Vehicle Accessories as well.
US Stryker WINT-B Accessory Set (T35147) Black Dog 1/35 Resin.
US Stryker WINT-C with EQ. Accessory Set (T35148) Black Dog 1/35 Resin. Comes with Basic Vehicle Accessories as well.
US Stryker WINT-C Accessory Set (T35149) Black Dog 1/35 Resin.
M1126 Stryker Stowage Set No. 1 (BL35114K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For AFV Club kit, but probably can be used for Trumpeter kit too.
M1126 Stryker Stowage Set No. 2 (BL35115K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For AFV Club kit, but probably can be used for Trumpeter kit too.
Stryker/LAV-III Sagged Wheel Set (DW350101) DEF Model 1/35 Resin.
M1126 Stryker "LAV Infrared Detection" Wheel set (DT35-004) D Toys 1/35 For AFV Club; Resin
M1126 Stryker Interior Set (DT35-019) D Toys 1/35 For AFV Club; Resin

Stryker Mirrors (357125)

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

For AFV Club Model Kits; "Peel and Stick" Series.

Stryker Weighted Wheel Set (ER35-010) ET Models 1/35 For Trumpeter Model Kits; Resin
Stryker Weighted Wheel Set (ER35 011) ET Models 1/35 For AFV Club Model Kits; Resin
M1126 Stowage Set (LF1153) Legend Productions 1/35 Resin; Looks to be for both AFV Club and Trumpeter Kits.

Stryker Engine Set (LF1217)

Legend Productions

1/35

Resin; For the AFV Club Series of Model Kits

Stryker Engine Set (LF1220)

Legend Productions

1/35

Resin; For the Trumpeter Series of Model Kits

Stryker Driver's Compartment set (LF1225)

Legend Productions

1/35

Resin; For the AFV Club Series of Model Kits

LAV III/Stryker Tire Set (MLM 1034) Maple Leaf Models 1/35 Resin; Looks to be for both AFV Club and Trumpeter Kits.
LAV III/Stryker Spare Wheel Set (MLM 1033) Maple Leaf Models 1/35 Resin; Looks to be for both AFV Club and Trumpeter Kits.
M1126 Stryker Wheel Set (MT 72123) ModellTrans Modellbau 1/72 Resin; For Academy M1126 Model Kit.  Can be used with any of ModellTrans' conversions as well.
Stryker ICV Wheel Set (RE35-123) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin; Looks to be for both AFV Club and Trumpeter Kits.
Equipment Set for Stryker (PAU35008) Pro Art Models 1/35 Resin; Looks to be for both AFV Club and Trumpeter Kits.
M1126 Stowage Set #1(RMA 35138) Real Model 1/35 Resin; Although the company states that the set is for the AFV Club kit, it looks like it can be used for the Trumpeter kit also.
M1126 Stowage Set #2 MOLLE System (RMA 35139) Real Model 1/35 Resin; Although the company states that the set is for the AFV Club kit, it looks like it can be used for the Trumpeter kit also.
M1126 Stryker Wheel Set (RMA 35143) Real Model 1/35 Resin; Although the company states that the set is for the Trumpeter kit, it looks like it can be used for the AFV Club kit also.
Stryker Driver's (Area) Enhancement Set (RMA 35208) Real Model 1/35 Resin; For the AFV Club Series of kits.
Stryker Family Wheel Set  (RMA 35276) REAL Model 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter kit.
Tire Fire Suspension System (TFSS) Stryker Update Set (RMA 35209) Real Model 1/35 Photo Etched Stainless Steel; For the AFV Club Series of kits.
Stryker Light Lense Set (SKP116) SKP Model 1/35 Clear and colored Plastic. For both AFV Club and Trumpeter Models.
M1126 Stryker Replacement Wheel Set (TW-35005) (for AFV Club and Trumpeter Kits) Tiger Werke 1/35 Resin.

Stryker/Humvee GPK Shield (35021)

Toro Models

1/35

Resin 

M1126 Stryker Upgrade Set (6603) Trumpeter 1/35 Photo Etched Brass detail parts.
Stryker/LAV Windscreen (6611) Trumpeter 1/35 For Trumpeter Model Kit.
M1126 Stryker Road Wheel Set (PEA094) Voyager Models 1/35 For both AFV Club and Trumpeter Kits.
M1126 Stryker Suspension Cover(PEA095) Voyager Models 1/35 For both AFV Club and Trumpeter Kits.
M1126 Stryker OVM/Fuel/Water Can Set (PEA096) Voyager Models 1/35 For both AFV Club and Trumpeter Kits.
Stryker Family Rhino Anti- IED Device/VHF/UHF (PEA256) Voyager Models 1/35 For any Stryker version or model kit.