M1127 Reconnaissance Vehicle

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M1127 Reconnaissance Vehicle
Stryker RV front q.jpg
M1127 Stryker RV.[1]
Specifications
Weight ICV: 16.47 t (18.12 sh tn)
MGS: 18.77 t (20.65 sh tn)
Length 6.95 m (22.92 ft)
Width 2.72 m (8.97 ft)
Height 2.64 m (8.72 ft)
Crew 2+6

Main
armament
M2 .50 caliber gun or MK19 40 mm grenade launcher
Secondary
armament
M240 7.62mm MG
Engine diesel
260 kW (350 hp)
Power/weight ICV: 15.8 kW/t (19.3 hp/sh tn)
Suspension 8×8 wheeled
Operational
range
500 km (300 mi)
Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)

The M1127 Reconnaissance Vehicle is a wheeled armored personnel carrier.

General[edit]

The RV provides an effective platform for RSTA Squadrons and battalion scouts to perform reconnaissance and surveillance operations. The RV accommodates seven personnel, including crew.

The platform is a key enabler for both sensor and HUMINT focused surveillance and intelligence operations.[jargon]

The recce troop is organized into a headquarters section, a mortar section and three recce platoons. Each of the recce platoons is organized with four Stryker reconnaissance vehicles, mounting either an M2 .50 cal or a Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher; the lead truck mounts a long range advance scout surveillance system alongside its main weapon. Each vehicle carries a squad consisting of a 3-man vehicle crew and a 4-man scout squad for dismounted reconnaissance (6-man squad if augmented with linguist). Each recce squad in the platoon has assigned a human intelligence collector (35M HUMINT). The mortar section consists of four 120-mm self-propelled mortars (Stryker variant) and a fire direction center.

Operational Capability[edit]

The MAV Reconnaissance vehicle is based on the ICV variant. The Reconnaissance vehicle is based on the ICV platform due to the close parallels of operational requirements and battlefield capabilities between the two systems. The Reconnaissance vehicle is an organic vehicle to the ICV maneuver formation and helps maximize commonality of the platform, while simultaneously reducing the maintenance footprint and variety of logistics support.

Source[edit]

This article incorporates work from http://www.sbct.army.mil/Reconnaissance-vehicle.html, which is in the public domain as it is a work of the United States Military.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Fact File - Stryker". Retrieved 2006-07-31.