WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 26, 2006) Amidst the 800 shiny new cars at the 2006 Washington D.C. Auto Show, the Stryker stands out like a sturdy green oak in a flower garden.
“We’re here in support of recruiting command and basically to show the taxpayers what they’re getting for their money,” said Randall R. Rankin, spokesperson for the Stryker display. “It’s big, it’s green, it’s got a gun on it, and it draws a crowd.”
This is apparently a standard infantry carrier vehicle (ICV) variant. At last year’s Chicago Auto Show, Murdoc got to check out the command vehicle variant.
And good news! After DC this 8-wheeled monster is headed to Chicago. If Murdoc can swing it, he’s going to check it out.
In the meantime, don’t miss my photos of last year’s close encounter with the Stryker in the Windy City.