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M1126 Stryker ICV

Configured for the modern battlefield, the Stryker uses unrivaled speed and high-tech weapons to close with the enemy

The M1126 Stryker Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV) gives the Guard an armored personnel carrier that is as versatile as it is lethal. Equipped to protect and transport nine fully armed infantryman, the M1126 rapidly deploys Soldiers on the modern battlefield. When conducting combat maneuvers with dismounted troops, the Stryker’s two-man crew is able to engage enemy targets from within the vehicle by using the Remote Weapon Station. The vehicle’s V-shaped hull protects mounted troops from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The Stryker’s hallmark versatility also enables units to implement different configurations to execute a variety of missions, from medical extraction to fire support and many others. 

Introduced in 2000, the M1126 ICV takes its name from two Medal of Honor recipients: Private First Class Stuart S. Stryker, who served in WWII, and Specialist Robert F. Stryker (no relation), who served in Vietnam. During overseas contingency operations, Strykers have seen considerable service, including a 2009 deployment to Iraq with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Pennsylvania National Guard.

Key Features

Crew: 2 (+ 9-man squad)

Length: 23.86 feet

Width: 9.70 feet

Height: 10.24 feet

Weight: 32,940 lbs.

Engine: JP-8/Diesel 350 HP Caterpillar C7

Transmission: Allison (6 FWD Speeds, 1 REV)

Drivetrain/suspension: 8-wheel drive/4-wheel steering

Maximum speed: 60 mph

50m dash: 9 seconds 

Range: 330 miles

Armament: Remote Weapon Station (RWS) M2 .50 cal machine gun or MK19 40 mm grenade launcher