Reconnaissance Vehicle M1127 Stryker1-8

M1127: General
Manufacturer GM GDLS Defense Group, L.L.C. Crew
7 men:
  • Commander hull right center
  • Driver in hull left front
  • 5 passengers
M1127: Dimensions
Combat weight 39,568lbs
Height 128.4"
Length 287.9"
Width 153.6"
Wheel clearance 21"
M1127: Armament
Type Mount Ammunition Traverse Elevation
.50cal M2HB MG
40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher Mk19 MOD3
Commander's cupola 2,000 rounds .50cal
480 rounds 40mm
360° Manual
7.62mm M240B MG Flexible on rear hull swing mount 3,200 rounds Manual Manual
Night vision
FLIR, thermal panoramic viewer commander, AN/VAS-5 thermal for driver
M1127: Armor
High hard steel structure
Maximum .5"
M1127: Automotive
Engine Caterpillar 3126; 6-cylinder, 4-cycle inline turbocharged diesel
Horsepower 350@2,500rpm Fuel capacity 53gal
Transmission Allison MD 3066P, 6 speeds forward, 1 reverse
Steering Hydraulic, steering wheel
Brakes Dual-circuit hydraulic with air-power assist; anti-lock system on rear 3 axles
M1127: Suspension
Type Road wheels Shock absorbers
Hydropneumatic 4/side On each wheel
M1127: Performance
Max level road speed 60mph
Max trench 78"
Max grade 60% Max slideslope 30%
Max vertical obstacle 23"
Min turning diameter 52'
Max fording depth 51"
Cruising range ~330mi, roads
~530km, roads

The Stryker RV is based on the Stryker ICV and features the long-range advanced scout surveillance system (LRAS3) pod, which includes a second-generation forward-looking infrared viewer, GPS interferometer, laser rangefinder, and a daylight television camera. The LRAS3 is mounted on the power-assisted commander's cupola next to the gun mount, which is usually fitted with the .50cal MG instead of the 40mm grenade launcher. The sensor mast is to be lengthened to 10m (33') to increase its range to 10km (6.2mi). The 5 passengers include a 4-man reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) squad and an intelligence augmentee. The M1127 also carries the counterintelligence/human intelligence automated tool set (CHATS), which is an information management system that allows secret-level information to be handled and transmitted. Twelve 4-tube M66 66mm smoke grenade launchers are mounted on the vehicle.

The M1127 was not modified with the double-V hull configuration, but Stryker A1 upgrades were instituted beginning in 2018. These included a 450hp engine; 60,000lb (27,000kg) suspension; 910-amp alternator; and an in-vehicle network.




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Last updated 17 Aug 2023.
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