Infantry Drills

E-35: Mobility Advantages

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E-35. The Stryker vehicle enables the team to maneuver in close and urban terrain, provide protection in open terrain, and transport Infantry quickly to critical battlefield positions. With a 4×8 and 8×8 wheel drive, the Stryker is designed for all-weather use over all types of terrain and can ford hard-bottomed bodies of water to a depth of 67 inches. Stryker vehicles have a maximum speed of 60 miles per hour and a range of 300 miles on a tank of fuel. The vehicles are swift, easily maintainable, and include features designed for Soldiers’ safety. The Stryker’s has run-flat tires inflated or deflated from inside the vehicle to adapt to surfaces ranging from deep mud to hardtop. It also has a built-in fire suppression system, and a self-recovery winch. The vehicles run quieter than current armored personnel carriers, increasing their stealth. Steel-belted tires with run-flat liners enable vehicle mobility for five miles (eight km) when all tires are flat.

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