FV-102 Striker ATGM Vehicle

Notes: This is a Spartan APC fitted with a Swingfire ATGM mount. The launcher is a box with space for five Swingfire missiles. The missiles are loaded manually. The missiles may also be fired by radio remote control, with the gunner up to 100 meters from the vehicle. The Striker has an NBC overpressure system. The commander has a No. 26 cupola equipped with a machinegun. At the front of the vehicle are two 4-barrel smoke grenade dischargers.

In 1995, the British Army began upgrading its Strikers. This upgrade consists of a test set that improves reliability of the launchers and missiles, and a fire-and forget mode for the Swingfires. This work was completed in 1996, with 60 vehicles converted to this standard.

The Belgian Army ordered 43 Strikers in 1976, but they had been withdrawn from service by 1995.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The Striker Upgrade was partially accomplished, with 20 vehicles converted. The Belgians opted to keep their Strikers in service.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$225,065

G, AvG, A

400 kg

8.35 tons

3

6

Image Intensification, Thermal Imaging

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

148/104

30/20/3

350

137

Stnd

T2

HF6 HS3 HR3

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

5xSwingfire launchers, L-7A2 (C)

10xSwingfire ATGM, 3000x7.62mm

FV-103 Spartan MCT

Notes: This is a Spartan APC fitted with a turret mounting a Milan ATGM system. The turret has two tubes, and each vehicle also has a tripod ground mount allowing the missiles to be used away from the vehicle. The British Army operates 75 of these vehicles.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$95.369

G, AvG, A

400 kg

8.51 tons

4

6

Passive IR

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

148/104

30/20/3

390

140

Trtd

T2

TF3 TS3 TR3 HF6 HS3 HR3

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

Twin Milan launcher, L-7A2 (C)

14xMilan ATGM, 3000x7.62mm

FV-438

Notes: This vehicle is the predecessor of the FV-102 Striker ATGM vehicle listed above. This vehicle is based on the FV-432 chassis, and has a twin mount instead of the quintuple mount as on the Striker. When the Striker came into service, the FV-438s were largely converted into the FV-435 Wavell configuration; the missile launchers were removed and the vehicles retrofitted with the Wavell Automatic Data Processing system, essentially converting them into mobile computer platforms for higher echelons of command.

Twilight 2000 Notes: These vehicles were going out of service by the Twilight War, but were hurriedly placed back into service, to supplement FV-432-based formations and to replace vehicle losses.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$96,854

G, D, A

300 kg

15.6 tons

4

7

Passive IR

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

106/74

25/15

454

84

Trtd

T2

TF3 TS3 TR3 HF6 HS4 HR3

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

2xSwingfire launchers, MAG (C)

14xSwingfire ATGM, 1200x7.62mm

Simba Antitank Vehicle

Notes: This is a Simba APC version with a turret mounting two launchers for the TOW or HOT ATGM. The Philippines uses the TOW version, and the UK uses the HOT version. The TOW launcher is a hammerhead mount, like that fitted to the M-901 ITV; the HOT launcher is the MCT turret.

Twilight 2000 Notes: Unlike other members of the Simba family, some of these vehicles were sent to Europe with British forces.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$105,733

D, A

400 kg

11.2 tons

4

5

Passive IR

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

194/117

41/24

296

77

CiH

W(3)

TF2 TS2 TR2 HF8 HS3 HR3

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+2

None

Twin TOW II or 4xHOT launchers

10xTOW II or HOT ATGM