105mm Candy Delivery Vehicle called ‘Zombie Hunter’

Haven’t seen a lot of pictures of the Stryker MGS:

Afghan children gather around a M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System at the Maiwand District in Hutal, Afghanistan, Dec. 12.

Afghan children gather around a M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System at the Maiwand District in Hutal, Afghanistan, Dec. 12.

Afghan national policemen pass out candy while standing on a M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System to children at the Maiwand District in Hutal, Afghanistan, Dec. 12.

Afghan national policemen pass out candy while standing on a M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System to children at the Maiwand District in Hutal, Afghanistan, Dec. 12.

More photos at DVIDS.

Meanwhile, the Army should have all the Strykers painted desert tan in time to deploy them to a forest somewhere.

Comments

  1. Funny how long it takes to change somethign as simple as paint, isn’t it?

    My first deployment to the sandbox, right after ODS, we offloaded vehicles straight from Germany … ran around for months in green BDUs and bright green tanks and Brads. They issued us DCUs to fly home in.

    Glad to see an MGS getting some positive work in OEF, though (they had a bad experience on first deployment that I won’t repeat here).

  2. And while they’re being re-painted, what about a low-recoil-force gun?

    Oops, I forgot! GDLS didn’t have a whole bunch of leftover low-recoil-force guns lying around, so that they could use THOSE to make the least effort whilst charging the most cash (with a no-bid contract, and a total, illegal monopoly).

    That’s why the MGS has an M68; a large-bore cannon with recoil too powerful for an Armored Car, mounted atop an Armored Car too fragile for any large-bore cannon.

    Yes, I said ANY.

    The Stryker is made of the same alloy as all the other LAVs (Canadian Piranha look-alikes) with the same thickness and structural support — which, let’s recall, was also used on the *failed* LAV-105 (which wobbled too much), the *failed* LAV-AG (which cracked it’s hull every time it fired), and the *failed* LAV-AD (which ALSO cracked it’s hull every time it fired, and was completely removed from service in less than 5 years).

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