M8 AGS vs Stryker MGS

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M8 AGS 1 50.00%
Stryker MGS 1 50.00%
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February 11th, 2006  

Topic: M8 AGS vs Stryker MGS

Lets settle this once & for all Stryker MGS or the M8 AGS, which is a far better vehicle for supporting units like 82ndAB and light infantry battalions,
you all know I am not big fan of wheeled AFV and don't like for fact that
US Army is wasting money on pipe dream of a vehicle like the MGS which leads me to wonder whether Gen.Shishnikie was on a huge ego trip or just had anvil drop on his head and though of wasting tax $$$ on like spoiled millionar btw the Canaden's have made missguided choice hope they enjoy there Strykers MGS learn that wheeled gun platforms are not worth it if they can't shoot & scoot while the US Army learns the hard way in the field and start then they'll want M8 AGS with a 120mm gun now
which does exist.
February 12th, 2006  
Kozzy Mozzy
The MGS is riddled with problems

The M8 was reported to be a robust vehicle. The "Thunderbolt" development of it seems very nice.
February 12th, 2006  
Whispering Death
I'm not overjoyed with the Stryker and am extremely skeptical about the degree of importance they have placed on the shoulders of this platform going into the next number of years... even before she had been fielded!

All that being said, I still much prefer the Stryker to the XM8 AGS. I see the prime bennefits of it bing much more survivable and fast. Survivability I'm sure I don't need to go into depth on but speed has proven to be an extremely important asset in almost all the conflicts since the creation of the all-volunteer army and it's battle style. It has almost double the speed of the M8 allowing it to get into trouble, out of it, and on to the next battlefield faster than the enemy can and faster than the M8 could. Decidedly important.

The other issue, and you can correct me if I am wrong, but it would have been prohibitively difficult due to wiring, free space, and power output to equip even the 1996 version of the M8 with similar modern electronics packages that the Stryker MGS has. Obviously "can do" will always allow electronics upgrades but I believe that the compromised capabilities would be less due to the fact that the system was not constructed with the idea of today's electronics in mind.