Stryker Combat Vehicles

Stryker Combat Vehicles

by Gordon L. Rottman, Hugh Johnson

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Overview

The eight-wheeled (8x8) Stryker combat light armored vehicle was adopted by the US Army in 2002 to provide a comparatively rapidly deployable contingency force with armor protection, tactical mobility, and heavy firepower, as well as advanced command, control communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities. Covering the first new US Army release since the M1 Abrams MBT, this book details the conception, ongoing development and deployment of one of the most highly anticipated new AFVs in recent years, including its service in Iraq and the ensuing controversy surrounding the Stryker's varying successes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782004592
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 09/20/2012
Series: New Vanguard , #121
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 351,740
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Centre for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.

Hugh Johnson is a highly experienced and talented freelance illustrator. His work for Osprey includes New Vanguard 102: T-54 and T-55 Main Battle Tanks 1944–2004. Hugh lives and works in Surrey, UK.
Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development of the Stryker Combat Vehicle · Variants and users · Weapons and tactics · Operational history · Controversy · Glossary · Bibliography · Color plate commentary · Index

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