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M1134 Stryker
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 07:15 AM UTC
Jason Bobrowich reviews AFV Club's M1134 Stryker, Anti-Tank Guided Missile version.



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Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 08:22 AM UTC
Jason,
Excellent review. Thanks.
Miloslav
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 08:36 AM UTC
One of the things that has daunted me on building a Stryker is that it appears they have not been deployed into combat without slat armor. That seems to be an expensive and exhausting task. Is this the case?
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 11:15 AM UTC

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One of the things that has daunted me on building a Stryker is that it appears they have not been deployed into combat without slat armor. That seems to be an expensive and exhausting task. Is this the case?



Hi Bill, I know what you mean, it is not cheap. However I have seen a few European dios in Iraq without slat. But I am more than sure they have only been into combat with slat.
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 02:28 PM UTC

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One of the things that has daunted me on building a Stryker is that it appears they have not been deployed into combat without slat armor. That seems to be an expensive and exhausting task. Is this the case?



Until someone starts making kits with injection molded slat or bar armour then the modeler is limited to aftermarket sets.....so the overall price of the project goes up and the effort required is more than just a weekend build.

There is nothing wrong with building a vehicle in a training environment without the slat....but it may become expensive and exhausting for some folks to build an accurate deployed vehicle.
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 02:31 PM UTC

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Jason,
Excellent review. Thanks.
Miloslav



Thanks very much....the review of the un-armoured Coyote conversion should be done soon.
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 04:15 PM UTC
Jason, thanks for taking out the time in writing such a great review.

Happy Modeling,
Joe
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 04:23 PM UTC


Just got the kit and love it.

One thing though, AFV Club supplies a spare tire rim but no wheel for it. I have a resin set of wheels so I can get one from another kit but thought it was a bit strange.

I love the M240 with the Elcan mounted, anyone know if you can order that sprue from AFV Club?
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 05:21 PM UTC

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Just got the kit and love it.

One thing though, AFV Club supplies a spare tire rim but no wheel for it. I have a resin set of wheels so I can get one from another kit but thought it was a bit strange.

I love the M240 with the Elcan mounted, anyone know if you can order that sprue from AFV Club?



That is correct....I didn't bother mentioning it in the review since it has been mentioned in other AFV Club Stryker reviews.

Ya, the M240B is a beauty....AFV Club should simply produce a weapons set.
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 11:44 PM UTC
Great review as well Jason.
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 11:55 PM UTC
is it sad im buying the kit just to make a resin cast of the 240?
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2009 - 04:52 AM UTC
Great review.
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2009 - 06:07 AM UTC

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One of the things that has daunted me on building a Stryker is that it appears they have not been deployed into combat without slat armor. That seems to be an expensive and exhausting task. Is this the case?



I have my M1134 nearly built up and I'm doing it as a PA National Guard vehicle used in Training without the slat armor on it.

Slat is only used on deployed vehicles and is going to be replaced by ERA setup in the next year or two...but alias thats going to be another expensive aftermarket set.
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2009 - 12:59 PM UTC

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is it sad im buying the kit just to make a resin cast of the 240?



Ive already done it.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 04:27 AM UTC

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Slat is only used on deployed vehicles and is going to be replaced by ERA setup in the next year or two...but alias thats going to be another expensive aftermarket set.


ERA? I thought the Equal Right Amendment had failed, LOL! What's ERA?
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 08:33 AM UTC
if i remember correctly Explosive Reactive Armor
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 12:40 PM UTC
Thanks for the excellent review. I enjoyed building mine, though modern stuff isn't really my cup o' tea.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 01:24 PM UTC

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Thanks for the excellent review. I enjoyed building mine, though modern stuff isn't really my cup o' tea.



Thanks very much Ted....from one Canuck to another....if the fellas at AFV Club start dropping off loads of modern kits to you feel free to get in touch haha....too bad I didn't know you were in Taiwan when I was in Kaohsiung on holidays.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 03:46 AM UTC

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I was in Kaohsiung on holidays.


Whoah, that's unusual. Kaohsiung isn't exactly a hot tourist destination, LOL!

In my trips to Taiwan, I never made it anywhere but Taipei and suburbs and a train ride to Taichung.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 05:26 AM UTC

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is it sad im buying the kit just to make a resin cast of the 240?



I'll take the 499 parts you don't want off your hands free of charge ;-)
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 05:58 AM UTC
if you pay for shipping
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 01:49 PM UTC

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I was in Kaohsiung on holidays.


Whoah, that's unusual. Kaohsiung isn't exactly a hot tourist destination, LOL!

In my trips to Taiwan, I never made it anywhere but Taipei and suburbs and a train ride to Taichung.



I should qualify that.....it is actually a great place to visit (fantastic food, terrific night markets, and great sights) then I headed far south to the fantastic beaches on coast and Kenting National Park.