Bring her back

Bring her back

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    bad idea from the beginning

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >big gun on wheels
      Hows that a bad idea?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        direct fire that without the armor of normal direct fire platforrms(tanks)
        if you wanna be light use missiles

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        105mm is not a "big gun".
        There were reliability issues out the ass with it and with MAYBE 600mm of pen on the top end m900 round, it was already useless as a "tank destroyer".
        It had mobility problems and many issues derived from attempting to cram an m68 gun into an unmanned turret into what was originally an APC.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's wasn't a tank destroyer though, the 105 was meant for blowing up buildings and trenches and shit, not for tanks. It was one of the many "tanks are obsolete" periods of procurement and doctrine, and to be completely fair, most of them got through their 20 years of service life never having fought an enemy with tanks.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That's not my point.
            The problem is the gun wasn't particularly good for just reducing entire buildings if that was what you were after AND its capabilities against armor were limited to APCs/IFVs in a full scale war situation

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Your point was putting that gun on the Stryker was a bad idea, the implication being what they really needed was a tank. But that defeated the point to the whole program which was a big gun for the ultimately very successful stryker brigades. Perfectly suited for the 20 years of counter-insurgency crap they ended up actually fighting, so it's one of the rare cases of US military procurement actually doing a good job for a change, though naturally it was completely by accident.

              And IIRC a Stryker company carries 40-50 Javelins for anti-tank work.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Did any even make it to a combat zone? I can't remember a single picture of one painted tan.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              bro what

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Stryker was a good tool chosen for an utterly baffling job.
      Who thought it would make a functional replacement for the Sheridan when it isn't as air-mobile and doesn't possess the same tactical mobility, and was sized to an IFV to begin with, making it unwieldy and long?
      For a modern take on the armored car a-la the M8 Greyhound which still sees service itself, it's a worthy addition to the motorpool and useful for the same rapid-response street patrols similar Frog and Italian vehicles are used for.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        wait... when was she taken away?

        It was cool. That's enough.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the m8 greyhound doesn't see "service" today.
        Nor was it intended to be an armored car.
        I forget we can't have actual discussions here anymore.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the columbians still use them

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Columbians
            Truly the peak of vehicular might. The US should clearly follow whatever Columbia is doing

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Army ditched them for a reason. I think it was the maintenance requirements of the gun system was too much. Possibly fixing them all the time wasn’t worth the firepower. Now that the new MPF is in the Army will close that long-term capability gap…but I don’t know what’ll happen to the Stryker BCTs. Just live with it? Get rid of them? Supplement via something else?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Well the Stryker APCs and the other derivatives will remain. Even the M1134 TOW launcher.
      It's only the M1128 MGS that got retired this year.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    strip out the gun and give them to Ukraine as APCs

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you want a high velocity gun

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    wait... when was she taken away?

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