Yeah, but the CURRENT one is only an armored machine gun. That's what I'm saying.
President of Novistrana
19th January 2003
they are troop carriers with limited defensive capabilities is all, but the BTR 80 does have a 30 mm cannon on it rather then a MG
moofYeah, but the CURRENT one is only an armored machine gun. That's what I'm saying.
I think I remember seeing another post on this. I didn't understand that the in-game Stryker was the way it was: castrated metal dildo with a paintball gun and a bumper sticker that says "shoot me Mr RPG, I can't move." But now I do :nodding:
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/iav-mgs.htm This stryker has a 105mm gun. That's better than a 30mm any day. The infantry carrier has the MK19 automatic grenade launcher, M2 .50 cal machine gun, and the MK240 7.62mm machine gun (with adapter) Another carries a 120mm motar. Hooah!
Compare the following stats:
MISSION CAPABILITY Carries 9-man infantry squad and crew of 2 Kongsberg remote weapon station with M2 .50 cal MG or MK19 40mm Javelin missiles SURVIVABILITY High hard steel structure MEXAS ceramic layer Spall liner IBD passive RPG add-on GFE/ASIOE ICV MISSION ROLE REQUIREMENTS Exceptional tactical mobility for full spectrum operations Air transportable in combat ready configuration High baseline vehicle commonality with other variants 14.5 mm integral armor protection (optional RPG-7 armor protection) Battlefield survivability to carry out combat missions Supportability and affordability SIZE/WEIGHT (INCLUDING BASE ARMOR) Length 275 inches Width 107 inches Height 104 inches Combat Weight GVW 38,000 lbs. PERFORMANCE @ GVW Maximum speed 60 mph Maximum range (40mph) 330 miles Slope performance: Frontal: 60% Slope performance: Side : 30% Vertical climb 23 inches Gap 78 inches POWER TRAIN & SUSPENSION Engine 350 hp Transmission 6 speeds forward 1 Reverse Transfer case 2 speed Differentials 4 automotive Suspension 8 wheel hydropneumatic independent with Height Management System Driven wheels 4wd full time 8wd selectable Tires Central Tire Inflation System with runflats Brakes Power brakes with ABS on rear three axles
AIR TRANSPORTABILITY C-130 C-5A C-17 FIRE SUPPRESSION 1 shot FM200 for troop compartment 2 shot FE25 for engine compartment Automatically activated PERSONNEL 11 total 1 driver 1 vehicle commander 9 troops
ARMAMENT Remote weapon station (RWS) with a universal soft mount cradle capable of mounting: MK19 40mm grenade launcher M2 .50 cal machine gun MK240 7.62mm machine gun (with adapter) Ancillary (4) M6 Smoke grenade launchers
Stowed Ammunition (32) 66mm smoke grenades (3200) 7.62mm rounds (2000) .50 cal rounds OR (430) MK19 rounds
For Troops: (2240) 5.56mm ball (1120) 5.56mm linked CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (2) roof vent fans (1) crew/engine heater • (1) driver heat exchanger • (2) crew heat exchangers (1) blowers (A/C ready) VISION Driver (3) M-17 periscopes (1) Driver’s Vision Enhancer
Vehicle Commander (7) M45 periscopes
RWS mounted vision devices Thermal imager Video camera EQUIPMENT Hydraulic self recovery winch NBC detectors and ventilated face mask system GPS PLGR SINCGARS radios EPLRS Squad leaders video display terminal FBCB2 Computer (Commander) Compare to the BTR- 80:
Alternative Designations BTR-80, GAZ-5903 Date of Introduction 1984 Proliferation At least 22 countries Description Crew 2 Troop Capacity 8 Combat Weight (mt) 13.6 Chassis Length Overall (m) 7.55 Height Overall (m) 2.41 Width Overall (m) 2.95 Ground Pressure (kg/cm 2 ) INA Drive Formula 8 x 8 Automotive Performance Engine Type 260-hp Diesel Cruising Range (km) 600 Speed (km/h) Max Road 85 Max Off-Road 60 Average Cross-Country 40 Max Swim 10 Fording Depths (m) Amphibious Radio R-173 Protection Armor, Turret Front (mm) Against 12.7mm Applique Armor (mm) Available Explosive Reactive Armor (mm) N/A Active Protective System N/A Mineclearing Equipment N/A Self-Entrenching Blade N/A NBC Protection System Collective Smoke Equipment 6 x 81-mm smoke grenade launchers ARMAMENT Main Armament Caliber, Type, Name 14.5-mm (14.5 x 114) heavy MG, KPVT Rate of Fire (rd/min) 150 practical Loader Type Belt-fed Ready/Stowed Rounds 50/450 Elevation (°) -4/+60 Fire on Move Yes Auxiliary Weapon Caliber, Type, Name 7.62-mm machinegun, PKT Mount Type Coax Maximum Aimed Range (m) 1,500 Max Effective Range (m) Day 1,000 Night N/A Fire on Move Yes Rate of Fire (rd/min) 250 practical/650 cyclic, 2-10 round bursts ATGM Launcher N/A Firing Ports 3 on each side FIRE CONTROL FCS Name N/A Main Gun Stabilization N/A Rangefinder N/A Infrared Searchlight OU-3GA2M Sights w/Magnification Gunner Day 1P3-6, 1.2x/4x Field of View (°) 49/14 Acquisition Range (m) 2,000 Night N/A Commander Fire Main Gun No MAIN ARMAMENT AMMUNITION Caliber, Type, Name 14.5-mm API-T Maximum Aimed Range (m) 2,000 Max Effective Range (m) Day 2,000 Night INA Tactical AA Range 1,500-2,000 Armor Penetration (mm) 20 at 1,000 m/ 30 at 500 m Other Ammunition Types API, I-T
Not even close. Stryker is the winner and champion!