Author: James King

Never Bring a Stryker to a Tank Fight

Any armchair Patton will tell you that it’s not a good idea to use a Stryker formation against a tank formation.  But in a recent article for the Modern War Institute, Capt. Andrew Gregory argues that adding a 30-millimeter cannon to the Stryker would make it a more lethal weapon system—an upgrade he says is made necessary by changes in the contemporary operating environment.   While he notes that the up-gunned Stryker still shouldn’t be used to directly engage armored formations, his argument is short of convincing.  The reality is the Stryker was not designed to trade shots at distance...

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