M1128 Mobile Gun System - Stryker 1/72 Scale Diecast Model by Eaglemoss

$ 14.99

1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – M1129 Mobile Gun System (Stryker) -  Length: 4.25" (from end of vehicle to tip of the main gun)   Width: 1.5”

 

 

 

This Stryker tank model has a main body made of metal while the turret is made of plastic. The turret can rotate all 360 degrees, but the gun's elevation can not be changed. The wheels are free rolling and are very smooth, so be careful of where you place this model as it could roll "down hill". The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.

 

The maker of the model, Eaglemoss, 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.

 

 

These models come in what could be described as a disposable blister pack. The packaging is very minimum, the blister back is just big enough to enclose the vehicle and the cardboard backing to which the blister is attached is barely bigger than the lengths and width dimension of the vehicle.

 

Although these models are inexpensive and just about the size of a (regular) computer mouse, they are certainly not toys. The tracks don't move and the turrets and their main guns and machine guns can be quite fragile because of their size. However, unlike airplanes and helicopters, tank models don't have all those think and long parts, so in practice,  a tank model would be able to withstand more than an airplane or helicopter model.

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[2] 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,[7] 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).[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.[9]