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Stryker ATGM


M1134 ATGM, M1253 ATVV


Overview


Stryker ATGM

Forward view of M1134 Stryker ATGM.

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Origin
United States
Type
Tank destroyer
Entered service
2003
Status
In service
Development
1990's
Developer
Canada - General Dynamics
Producer
Canada - General Dynamics
Number produced
Over 50
Notable users
United States

Description


Introduction

The Stryker ATGM is a modern tank destroyer of US origin. This is the anti-tank missile variant of the Stryker series of wheeled combat vehicles. In US military service it is known as the M1134.

Layout

The Stryker ATGM is based on the universal Stryker chassis and features a similar layout. The crew is located at the front, the engine compartment is in the middle and the missile launcher is located at the rear. The crew consists of four people.

Firepower

The main armament of the Stryker ATGM is the TOW-2 anti-tank missile. The launcher features high end optics and has two missiles ready to launch. A single missile is launched and guided onto a target at a time. The TOW-2 missile is wire guided and has a maximum range of 4 km.

Mobility

The eight wheel chassis allows for good mobility on roads. On roads the maximum speed is up to 100 km/h and the range is 500 km. The Caterpillar turbo-charged diesel engine provides up to 350 hp. The 8x8 drive chassis provides a reasonable cross country mobility in all but the most difficult terrain.

Protection

The armor protects the crew from small arms fire and shell splinters. Over the frontal arc the armor resists fire from heavy machine guns with a caliber of up to 14.5mm. The missiles are launched from under armor protection. Smoke grenade launchers are fitted for self-defense.

Users

The Stryker ATGM is in service with the US army. Each Stryker brigade combat team has nine ATGM vehicles. These are organized in platoons of three vehicles.

Details


Stryker ATGM

Stryker ATGM with applique armor firing a TOW-2 missile.

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List of variants

M1134 ATGM
Original production model based on early Stryker chassis.
M1253 ATVV
M1134 upgraded with double V hull with improved protection against IEDs.
Facts M1134
General
Origin
United States
Type
Tank destroyer
Crew
4 (commander, driver, gunner, loader)
Dimensions
Weight
Over 15 t
Length
6.95 m
Width
2.72 m
Height
About 3 m with launched stowed
Main armament
Type
TOW-2 anti-tank missile
Mount
Roof mounted twin launcher and sight unit
Ammunition
2 missiles ready to fire
Secondary armament
Type
7.62mm MAG machine gun
Mount
Pintle mount on hull roof
Ammunition
100 or 200 rounds ready to fire
Traverse
Manual elevation and traverse
Chassis
Chassis type
Wheeled, 8x8
Automotive
Engine
Caterpillar 3126 turbo diesel
Power output
350 hp
Mobility
Speed
100 km/h on road
Range
500 km
Power to weight ratio
23 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Wall
0.6 m
Trench
2 m
Fording
1.2 m
Protection
Armor type
Steel, rated against small arms fire
Applique armor
Optional caramic add-on armor
Optional cage armor
NBC system
Yes
Smoke system
3x4 smoke grenade launchers on turret
Fire suppression
Automatic

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