|Date of first acceptance
|GM GDLS Defense Group, L.L.C.
|Max traverse rate
|.50cal M2HB MG
40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher Mk19 MOD3
|Remote weapon system M151E2
|2,000 rounds .50cal
480 rounds 40mm
|+55° to -20°
|Remote weapon system M151E2 for commander
|Azimuth and elevation
|Thermal for commander, AN/VAS-5 thermal for driver
|High hard steel structure
|Caterpillar 3126; 6-cylinder, 4-cycle inline turbocharged diesel
|Allison MD 3066P, 6 speeds forward, 1 reverse
|Hydraulic, steering wheel
|Dual-circuit hydraulic with air-power assist; anti-lock system on rear 3 axles
|On each wheel
|Max level road speed
|Max vertical obstacle
|Min turning diameter
|Max fording depth
The Stryker ICV was the basis for a family of vehicles. The vehicles were full time 4-wheel drive with selectable 8-wheel drive, and the front two axles were steered. The transmission included a 2-speed transfer case. Strykers were fitted with a height management system integrated with the hydropneumatic suspension that allowed the vehicles to be lowered for loading aboard transport aircraft. Runflat tire liners were fitted that could sustain speeds of 48kph (30mph) after the tires had been compromised. A central tire inflation system was also mounted, and this had settings for highways, cross-country, snow/mud/sand, and emergency pressure. Strykers were equipped with the FBCB2 (Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below) Blue Force Tracker for identifying and transmitting the locations of friendly and enemy forces. Instead of the .50cal MG or 40mm grenade launcher, a 7.62mm M240B machine gun could be mounted on the remote weapon system (RWS) via an adapter, and 3,200 7.62mm rounds could be carried. Four 4-barrel 66mm M6 smoke grenade launchers were also mounted on the RWS.
The vehicle commander sat behind the engine on the right side of the vehicle, directly behind the RWS. The commander had two monitors, one directly in front of him for the RWS fire control unit--which could also show the image from the driver's thermal viewer--and one to his front left for the FBCB2 system. The infantry squad leader sat beside the commander, and was provided with a video display terminal that could show images from the RWS, driver's thermal viewer, FBCB2 system, vehicle diagnostic systems, or integral training software. The infantry squad used a rear ramp for entry and egress, and a door was built into the right side of the ramp. Two inboard-facing benches were provided, seating five men on the left side and four opposite them. The vehicle commander and squad leaders had roof hatches; two air guard hatches were placed in the rear roof; and a side escape hatch was found between the second and third axles on the hull's upper left side. A 21,000lb- (9,525kg-) Rotzler Treibmatic TR 080 hydraulic self-recovery winch was installed behind the driver's hatch. Around 46m (150') of single-layer 16mm (.63") winch cable was usable from the vehicle's front, and a remote control allowed operation from the driver's position or up to 10m (33') away. The winch could perform speeds up to ~6.5m/sec (21ft/sec).
Strykers could resist 7.62mm machine gun fire with their armor base, and up to 14.5mm machine gun fire all-around when fitted with MEXAS 2C armor tiles. Slat armor could also be mounted to help protect against antitank rockets. The slat armor arrays added ~2,200kg (~4,850lbs) to the vehicle's weight, which could adversely affect the central tire inflation system as well as the vehicle's handling. In 2009, additional armor was added below the driver as part of the Driver's Enhancement Kit (DEK).
The hull bottom was modified into a double-V shape beginning in 2010 in order to help mitigate the blast effect of mines and improvised explosive devices. The double-V hull (DVH) improvements also featured enhancements to the suspension system, wider tires, a height management system, and blast-resistant seating for the infantry squad. Further upgrades--including a 450hp engine; 60,000lb (27,000kg) suspension; 910-amp alternator; and an in-vehicle network--produced the Stryker A1 variant.