1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – M1126 Stryker ICV - Length: 4" Width: 1.5”
This Stryker model's body is made of metal. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.
The maker of the model, Amercom, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately. Depending on the particular type of tank, some will have machine guns and antennas that look very accurate
These models come in a very minimalist simple packaging. The model itself is attached (via screws) to a plastic base which is made to look as rough terrain. The base measures about 5 inches by 2.5 and at one side of the base is some info about the model such as the type of tank.
These models are not toys, they will not last long if played with. The tracks don't move and the turrets and their main guns and machine guns can be quite fragile because of their size. Some of the tanks will have a turret that does not rotate at all. (so if you try to rotate the turret or change the elevation of the gun and feel some resistant, better leave it alone and don't risk breaking something).
The M1128 Mobile Gun System is an eight-wheeled armored car of the Stryker armored fighting vehicle family, mounting a 105 mm tank gun, based on the Canadian LAV III light-armored vehicle manufactured by General Dynamics Canada. It is in service with the United States and was also being considered for adoption by several other countries, including Canada.
The IAV (Interim Armored Vehicle) Stryker is a family of eight-wheeled, armored fighting vehiclesderived from the Canadian LAV III and based on the Swiss Piranha III 8×8. Stryker vehicles are produced by General Dynamics Land Systems for the United States Army. It has 4-wheel drive (8×4) and can be switched to all-wheel drive (8×8).
The vehicle is named for two American servicemen who posthumously received the Medal of Honor: Private First Class Stuart S. Stryker, who died in World War II, and Specialist Four Robert F. Stryker, who died in the Vietnam War.