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25 Jan 2017



Main Armament: M68A2 105 mm cannon
Secondary Armament: M2 .50 caliber machine gun; M240C coaxial machine gun; 2, M6 smoke grenade launchers
Armor: 14.05 mm resistant
Weight: 18.77 tonnes (20.69 short tons)
Length: 6.95 m (22.92 ft)
Width: 2.72 m (8.97 ft)
Height: 2.64 m (8.72 ft)
Engine: Caterpillar 3126 Turbo Diesel 260 kW (350 hp)
?Operational Range: 528 km (330 mi)
Top Speed: 96 km/h (60 mph)
Crew: 3 (commander, gunner, driver,)

The M1128 Mobile Gun Product is an eight-wheeled armored car from the Stryker armored fighting vehicle family, depending on the Canadian LAV III light-armored vehicle produced by General Dynamics Canada.. It mounts a 105 mm tank gun. Following a end from the Cold War some theorists thought that the present suite of U.S. armored vehicles, designed largely to combat Soviet mechanized forces in Europe, weren't well matched towards the lower-intensity missions U.S. defense force can be tasked with later in engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq. This triggered the introduction of a new armored fighting vehicle made for lower-intensity combat, instead of large-scale engagements.

In late 2013, the U.S. Army began wanting to reintroduce an air-drop mobile airborne protected firepower platform to supply fire support for air assault forces, a capability that was absent considering that the retirement of the M551 Sheridan in 1997. General Dynamics initially considered modifying the wheeled Stryker MGS to meet the need, however the company instead developed the tracked Griffin light tank technology demonstrator as its offering for your Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) platform, that has been unveiled in October 2016.

Strong vs: Light Tanks, Light Vehicles, Artillery (Type of Sight), Non-Anti Tank Equipped Infantry?
Weak vs: Main Battle Tanks, Medium Tanks, Attack Helicopters, Attack Aircraft, Anti Tank Equipped Infantry, Landmines, Improvised Explosive Devices, Artillery (non-Line of Sight), Cruise Missiles



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