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M1128 MOBILE GUN SYSTEM
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 System is an eight-wheeled armored car with the Stryker armored fighting vehicle family, in line with the Canadian LAV III light-armored vehicle produced by General Dynamics Canada.. It mounts a 105 mm tank gun. Following a end with the Cold War some theorists believed that the prevailing suite of U.S. armored vehicles, designed largely to fight Soviet mechanized forces in Europe, weren’t suitable for the lower-intensity missions U.S. defense force would be tasked with later in engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq. This triggered the introduction of a brand new armored fighting vehicle created for lower-intensity combat, rather than large-scale engagements.
At the end of 2013, the U.S. Army began wanting to reintroduce an air-drop mobile airborne protected firepower platform to deliver fire support for air assault forces, a capability that were absent considering that the retirement with the M551 Sheridan in 1997. General Dynamics initially considered modifying the wheeled Stryker MGS to fulfill your need, however the company instead developed the tracked Griffin light tank technology demonstrator since its offering for that Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) platform, that has been travelling to 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