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New modification of the BBM “Stryker” - Stryker MCVV

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American troops are adopting the next modification of the Stryker armored vehicle - 120 mm high precision mortar APMI - Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative. When installing new mortar systems 120 mm caliber American BBM "Stryker" gets the designation "Double-V Hull Mortar Carrier Vehicle" or abbreviated "MCVV". Interesting fact, weapon begins to be considered accurate in the United States Army if 50 percent of shots fall in the 10-meter circle with a target in the middle. As tests have shown, the new mortar not only fits into the framework of high-precision weapons, but also hits the set targets from the first shot.


Today, 120 mm mortars are already used in the US peacekeeping units in Afghanistan and continue to enter into the armaments of tactical units. Mortars can also be used as portable mortar systems. This is the eighth modification of the Stryker BBM, and although there is already a M1129 modification, known as a mortar conveyor, these are two different machines.

New modification of the BBM “Stryker” - Stryker MCVV


Armored fighting vehicles "Stryker"
BBM "Stryker" is a series of intermediate type armored vehicles, created on the basis of Piranha armored transporters for the ground forces of the United States bearing the same name. To create the car, two companies joined together - “DDGMC” and “General Dynamics Land Systems”, which create a new car based on “LAV III”. BMM gets the name of the 2-s distinguished American servicemen - in World War II and Vietnam awarded the medals of Honor (posthumously).

The first vehicles arrived at the Stryker units from 2002, which embodied the ideas of the land general Shineski. He believed that the concept of ground forces that existed at that time was already lagging behind the rapid changes in the use of ground units in military conflicts and tried to create fast and maneuverable units using more powerful equipment (BBM Stryker) and existing infantry units. Lightning delivery of such units was planned to be carried out through continuous cooperation with the Navy and Air Force. These new divisions became, in fact, advanced ground forces invading enemy territory.



The new program of creating units “Stryker” using the BBM “Stryker” is adopted in the Ground Forces of America, but on the way of creating machines they decide to modernize, and they become heavier and slower than even the machines on the basis of which they were developed, and are not well adapted for the transfer by air. Mobile ground units with such machines were presented to the US Congress by the military as military forces that solve the full range of tasks. However, the Stryker BBM was in fact lightly armored vehicles vulnerable to large-caliber weapons and RPGs. The use of new machines in military conflicts has shown that there are many comments and unresolved problems on them that need to be worked and worked on. The car turned out to be quite bulky, high and overloaded, which eventually led to a rollover on poorly equipped roads.

According to the initial plans of the land military command, it was planned to create 6 brigades "Stryker", the main technique of which will be the various versions of the execution of the machines "Stryker". The estimated cost of 6 brigades is 15 billion, where about five billion are unforeseen expenses and price rises.

Iraqi experience cars "Stryker"
All the results of combat operations in Iraq were analyzed and evaluated, and even a separate special report was compiled on the Stryker BBM. The main conclusion drawn up by military experts from the report is that combat vehicles almost completely do not correspond to the tasks assigned to them, and their continued use in the troops is under great doubt.

Marked advantages of the car:
- smooth ride;
- comfort when driving off-road;



The main disadvantages are:
- unreliability in combat conditions;
- weak protection even against small arms;
- low firepower;
- some design flaws.
- a high probability of destroying a BBM with a single shot from a grenade launcher;



The main method of dealing with weak protection was the installation of anti-cumulative grids, which only overloaded the car and reduced mobile performance. Overloading led to a very fast tire replacement, and became a problem with heavy rainfall. After the rains, BBMs generally tried not to use, so the cars got stuck even on the roads and installed not very powerful engines in such conditions failed. Among the shortcomings of the design solutions, it is worth noting the inconvenient solution of seat belts, which even led to the death of several American servicemen. There were, of course, claims from the infantrymen and to the standard armament of the machines, however, against the background of the aforementioned deficiencies, they can be ignored.

The main loss of crews of vehicles - 17 military personnel, and this despite the fact that BMM began to be used in Iraq, after the active phase of military intervention. The main attacks on the vehicles were made by irregular Iraqi groups, the main armament of which was old grenade launchers and outdated types of mines. Back in Iraq, it became clear that the “Strikers” are rather unsafe, first of all, for the US military, and their use in solving various tasks was significantly reduced.

However, as is often the case, the US military does not reject this military equipment. The new modernized machines, which have received dynamic protection, come into service with the units of the ground forces of the United States. In addition, mounted machines are equipped with mounted dynamic protection systems, which are designed to minimize the main weakness of the armored vehicle - weak protection against large-caliber weapons and grenade launchers.

Device and design of BMM "Stryker"
The machine has retained the layout characteristic of the Piranha wheeled armored conveyors:
- Department of management - in the bow on the left;
- MTO - in the bow on the right;
- troop compartment - the central and aft part of the machine;
The crew of the BMP "Stryker" two people - the commander of the car and the driver-mechanic. In the troop compartment can accommodate 9-infantry in full gear. The wheels of the machine are connected to the centralized paging system. The entrance and exit of the infantrymen into the car is carried out through the stern ramp, which has a built-in door and two hatches in the rear part of the car’s hull on the roof. Formula wheels 8x8, with the ability to disable the drive 2-x bridges.

The driver-mechanic is provided with three M17 periscopes and a night vision device. The main equipment installed at the commander of the machine:
- digital data transmission system FBCB2;
- system display and refinement of tactical situation;
- navigation system "Raytheon" AN / TSQ-158;
- Periscope М45 - 7 units;
- display display from a video camera and thermal imaging information;

The MTO is equipped with a Caterpillar 3126e / C7 diesel engine, with HP 350 power characteristics. The transmission is automatic, transmission “MD3066P” 6-ti speed from the company “Allison”. Armored fighting vehicle is not a floating type.

Standard weapons depends on the version of the machine. It is installed above the turret of the commander. For this there is a unified holder on which various weapons can be mounted in a short time. Armament is mainly remote-controlled execution:
- machine gun caliber 12.7 mm "M2" with 2 ammunition thousands of shots;
- 40 mm Mk19 grenade launcher with 448 rounds of grenade rounds;
- machine gun caliber 7.62 mm "M240" with 4.5 ammunition thousands of shots.
Together with any of these types of weapons, 4-e of 4-x gun barriers "M6" smoke screens are installed on the same machine. The total number of Stryker BMMs released is thousands of 3 machines. For air transportation, C-130 / 17 / 5 aircraft are used.

Modifications of the Stryker BBM:
- Armored infantry fighting vehicle - ICV M1126;



- reconnaissance vehicle - RV M1127;



- SAU - mobile gun system - MGS M1128;



- mortar machine - MC M1129;



- commander machine - CV M1130;



- fire support vehicle - FSV M1131;



- engineering machine - ESV M1132;



- medical aid machine - MEV M1133;



- Mobile ATGM - TOU M1134;



- OMP intelligence machine - RV NBC M1135.



Key Features:
- weight - 17200 kilogram;
- Length - 6.4 meters;
- width - 2.6 meters;
- height - 2.2 meters;
- ground clearance - 50 centimeters;
- capacity - 11 people, 2-crew, 9 - infantrymen;
- maximum speed - 97 km / h;
- range - 500 kilometers;
- the angle of climb to 31 degrees;
- obstacle height to 60 centimeters, width to 2-meters.

Information sources:
- http://otvaga2004.narod.ru/otvaga2004/armour-usa/b_stryker.htm
- http://en.wikipedia.org/
- http://defpol.org.ua/site/index.php/uk/arhiv/2010-01-06-09-35-57/11215--stryker---
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  1. Prohor
    Prohor 26 July 2012 08: 31
    +2
    Bullshit, mortar defeat of the target from the first shot - an incredible event!
    Interestingly, an armored personnel carrier can really be protected by dynamic protection from an RPG shot? Personally, I think not, if only KAZ put ...
    1. IRBIS
      IRBIS 26 July 2012 08: 58
      +4
      Nothing like this! It all depends on experience and skills. In real combat, our mortarmen managed to put mines into the windows from an 82-mm mortar. And the battery commander, at the firing range, hit a tall figure (400m) with the first shot.
      1. Lieutenant colonel
        Lieutenant colonel 27 July 2012 08: 36
        +1
        I hold! he himself twisted the jewelry work of the mortar men, even without the LMS, the old fashioned way
    2. Professor
      Professor 26 July 2012 09: 22
      +6
      Bullshit, mortar defeat of the target from the first shot - an incredible event!

      For a long time already not a nonsense, the modern OMS allows to make it.
      1. Prohor
        Prohor 26 July 2012 16: 24
        +4
        This can only be done with a correction in flight.
        I worked at a powder factory, the same weight of one batch of gunpowder for an artillery shot gives a spread in the initial velocity of the projectile + 10 m / s. This is with laboratory weighing, in the shops weighed less accurately. With a direct shot, it is almost imperceptible, but for low-speed mines this spread is probably even greater, plus mounted shooting ...
        1. Pimply
          Pimply 26 July 2012 17: 19
          0
          It depends on who and where it produces, dear.
    3. Tourist Breakfast
      Tourist Breakfast 26 July 2012 11: 56
      +1
      Bullshit, mortar defeat of the target from the first shot - an incredible event!


      We are talking about guided mines with laser or GPS guidance. More details here:
      http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/US-Army-Wants-120mm-GPS-Guided-Mortars-to-Fi
      ght-Afghan-Insurgents-05990 /
      Interestingly, an armored personnel carrier can really be protected by dynamic protection from an RPG shot? Personally, I think not, if only KAZ put ...


      Depends on the type of DZ and the type of grenade. In the worst case, damage can be minimized.
    4. Pimply
      Pimply 26 July 2012 17: 18
      +1
      You will not believe it, but it was possible ten years ago. I tell you, like a mortar.
      1. curious
        curious 8 August 2012 15: 59
        0
        On YouTube there is evidence of the successful operation of the mortar from the first shot
  2. borisst64
    borisst64 26 July 2012 11: 25
    +2
    "After the rains, they tried not to use the AFV at all, so the cars got stuck even on the roads."

    I'm crying!!
  3. dred
    dred 26 July 2012 12: 49
    +1
    Quote: Professor
    For a long time already not a nonsense, the modern OMS allows to make it.

    I fully agree. We do not sit still. Every time they give out something new.
  4. beech
    beech 26 July 2012 12: 52
    -4
    Well, as I understand it, this is the western version of the BTR !!!
    It looks so brutal, but in fact complete GGG !!!
    1. beech
      beech 27 July 2012 21: 49
      0
      no, but what about the cons !!! I just expressed my opinion about the new order: just minus it !!!
  5. Brother Sarych
    Brother Sarych 26 July 2012 13: 20
    +4
    To be honest, I did not see any advantages compared to the most ordinary armored personnel carrier! Take as a basis, stick various modules - and what is the problem?
  6. ZAVET
    ZAVET 26 July 2012 13: 26
    +4
    In such a detailed article, it would be appropriate to say that Striker is NOT an AMERICAN development, not an achievement:

    The family of cars was created on the basis of the Canadian LAV-III, which, in turn, was developed on the basis of the Swiss MOWAG Piranha III, with an 8x8 wheel arrangement.

    How do you like open felling in the 21st century?
    1. ZAVET
      ZAVET 27 July 2012 09: 21
      +1
      I know how to make a mortar and engineering mortar out of this machine ((following the logic of the creators, who simply put the mortar in the open cabin, throw a couple more shovels there)), but I won’t tell anyone.
  7. Nubia2
    Nubia2 26 July 2012 16: 30
    +1
    A good family turned out.
  8. Oleg Rosskiyy
    Oleg Rosskiyy 26 July 2012 19: 10
    +3
    ... Today, 120 mm mortars are already being used in US peacekeeping units in Afghanistan, ....
    Something is wrong here, does it sound strange?
    1. Prohor
      Prohor 26 July 2012 21: 21
      +1
      And what is wrong? America, after all, is simply a radiant peace and peacemaking, its thugs are simply myrrh-bearing wives! wink
    2. Pimply
      Pimply 27 July 2012 01: 40
      +2
      Peacekeeping does not mean pacifist, Oleg. Do you think Russian peacekeepers are armed somehow differently?
  9. ds4trr3ed
    ds4trr3ed 26 July 2012 21: 19
    -1
    The authorities of our country have done a lot, but this is already too much.
    I generally accidentally found him http://xurl.es/poisk
    Here is information about each of us, for example: relatives, friends, correspondence from social networks.
    And most importantly, it is accessible to everyone, I was really scared at first - you never know what moron there will climb
    Well, the truth is that you can remove yourself from the site.
  10. Qwerty43
    Qwerty43 27 July 2012 06: 08
    0
    Have you seen this? Putin's current government has made this database , where you can find detailed information about each resident on the territory of the former USSR. I registered, found and deleted my data, which I advise everyone to do. And whether Mali is anyone there looking for ...

    Have you seen this? Putin's current government has made this database , where you can find detailed information about each resident on the territory of the former USSR. I registered, found and deleted my data, which I advise everyone to do. And whether Mali is anyone there looking for ...
  11. Qwerty43
    Qwerty43 27 July 2012 06: 13
    0
    Have you seen this? Putin's current government has made this database , where you can find detailed information about each resident on the territory of the former USSR. I registered, found and deleted my data, which I advise everyone to do. And whether Mali is anyone there looking for ...
  12. Strashila
    Strashila 27 July 2012 06: 15
    +2
    This article is a slap in the face to our MO officials. Their desire to translate almost everything on a wheeled chassis is a complete betrayal. Their dreams are one, but their realities are different. When they haul domestic equipment and smartly nod to the West, but the technique is like that, but in real life crap, notice even non-floating as opposed to ours. I ask you to notice crap not of the Italian spill, but their blue dream of America. Everywhere there are the same problems, the APC is not a tank, it has its own specifics and will never become a tank.
    1. Lieutenant colonel
      Lieutenant colonel 27 July 2012 08: 42
      +4
      I would also add (from your call) the very g .... e weapon is a "unified" weapon - designed to solve a WIDE range of tasks. And why not consider an 82 mm mortar a large-caliber sniper rifle? And you can also put a 125 mm cannon on the armored - why not a tank? The science fiction writers from the Ministry of Defense (RF) got tired of it.
  13. Zomanus
    Zomanus 29 July 2012 01: 10
    -1
    Well, the machine is clean for sweeping the city, with good roads. In Vladik we would be stuck on the first hatch ... But at the expense of the foreign and wheeled ... Well, just competent advertising + we decided to try it with experience. The main thing is what conclusions will be drawn.
  14. ALEXXX1983
    ALEXXX1983 28 October 2012 18: 43
    0
    The car turned out to be rather bulky, high and overloaded, which ultimately led to a rollover on poorly equipped roads ...
    Well, this is not a problem - just at the head of the column you need to put a bulldozer, paver and compactor)))
    here is a good mortar - albeit an old one