M1128 MGS

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M1128 MGS
M1128 MGS
Tier / Class:
8 TD
United States
Sophie Wölfli
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
530 (650) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
55 / 55 / 45
Turret F/S/R:
55 / 55 / 45
Max Speed:
99.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.09 (3.96) s
Hull Traverse:
39.00 (50.30) deg/s
420 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-6.0 / -10.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
50.00 deg/s

The M1128 MGS is a tier 8 Tank Destroyer originating from the United States, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the B1 Centauro 105, and unlocks a tier 9 Unlock Token, which can be used on the CRAB, B1 Draco, B1 Centauro 120, Leopard 2A6, or M1A2 Abrams SEP v.3.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • High spot and rof: had high spotting ranges and rate of fire.
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles.
  • Uninhabited modules: the uninhabited turret (battle module) received reduced damage.
  • Weapon selection: vehicle has several weapon options that you can switch between during battle.
  • Magazine loader: allows you to fire several rounds without reloading.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Possessing heavy and accurate firepower with high fire rate on a light, nimble frame, the M1128 MGS "Stryker" is a powerful long-range killer. One of the faster vehicles in Armored Warfare, it is capable of rapidly relocating when in danger. It must use this mobility to survive, as its armor only protects against light autocannon fire at best.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent accuracy
  • High mobility
  • High camo rating
  • Powerful burst damage
  • High rate of fire
  • Excellent gun depression (off the rear)

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Lightly armored
  • Large target

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

As a platform designed around firepower and mobility, the upgrades researched should reflect this. Upgrading to the Improved Gunner Sight, Improved Autoloader, and various ammunition upgrades will offer a much more varied arsenal. Upgrading to the Caterpillar 3412 Diesel Engine boost the already stellar mobility. An upgrade which can vary in importance to each player is the M68A1E4 Mk. II cannon, which provides a magazine of nine shots which can be individually fired at a faster rate, but with a longer 11 second reload for the entire magazine.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Improved Gun Breech

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Viktor Kirsanov, for rate of fire and aim speed
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter

Armor[edit | edit source]

Stryker MGS Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 55/55/45 Steel with Composite Plating 55/55/45 Steel with Composite Plating None
Using a combination of steel with bolted-on ceramic plates, the M1128 specialized in mitigating HEAT charges and is highly resistant up to 20mm autocannons and small arms.

Cage Appliqué
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
40,260 602,355 55/60/45 Steel with Composite Plating 55/55/45 Steel with Composite Plating None
Hard steel plates cover the hull sides of the M1128 to better resist autocannons. An all-around cage offers significant protection against detonation from ATGM and other HEAT warheads.

SRAT ERA Package
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
64600 966350 70/70/45 Steel with Composite Plating 55/55/45 Steel with Composite Plating Medium ERA
All around hull protection is provided by modern ERA packages that reduce the penetration of HEAT by several hundred millimeters and offer some amount of kinetic reduction as well. Spaced metal additions are also included beside the hull front and on the hull for additional protection.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

105mm M68A1E4 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm M833 APFSDS AP Stock 500 530mm 0.06° 1,494 m/s 6.20s
105mm M393A3 HEP HE 53,285 475 315mm 0.07° 760 m/s 6.20s
105mm M900 APFSDS AP 67,280 500 650mm 0.03° 1,505 m/s 6.20s
105mm M152/3 HEAT HEAT 77,370 500 500mm 0.06° 1,150 m/s 6.20s

105mm M68A1E4 Mk. II Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
105mm M833 APFSDS AP Stock 500 530mm 1,494m/s 0.06° 14.00s 9 {{{reloadm}}}s 14.30rd/min
105mm M393A3 HEP HE 53,285 475 315mm 760m/s 0.07° 14.00s 9 {{{reloadm}}}s 14.30rd/min
105mm M900 APFSDS AP 67,280 500 650mm 1,505m/s 0.06° 14.00s 9 {{{reloadm}}}s 14.30rd/min
105mm M152/3 HEAT HEAT 77,370 500 500mm 1,150m/s 0.06° 14.00s 9 {{{reloadm}}}s 14.30rd/min

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Caterpillar 3126 350 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 99.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.09s {{{0-max}}} 39.00deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Caterpillar 3412 450 hp Diesel Engine 10,765 161,055 99.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.96s {{{0-max}}} 50.30deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

M1128 MGS
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 17,225 257,690 Increases vehicle HP by 150.

M90 Smoke Grenades 25,835 386,530 Provides 8 total smoke grenades with a 2-round magazine. Smoke can be fired every 6 seconds. The magazine takes 80 seconds to reload.

Trophy APS 35,525 531,490 An Active Protection System that has a chance of destroying ATGMs around a player's vehicle from a range of 200m or more.

Improved Sight 37,665 563,700 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.

Improved Autoloader 101,460 1,517,960 Reload speed increased by 10%.

Improved Wheels 8,880 Upgraded wheels increase the vehicle's acceleration and top speed on rough terrain, and are harder to destroy.

Offroad movement bonus: 80% Difficult terrain movement bonus: 20%

Special Abilities[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Zero In
Ability Zero In.png
1.5 s 20 s 60 s Increases reload speed and camouflage factor.
Reduces max spread, reduce turret traverse rate.
Blocks any movement and turning.
Max spread -24.98%
Rate of fire +10%
Camouflage factor +10%
Turret traverse speed -24.98%
Acceleration -100%
Hull traverse speed -100%
Max speed -100%

History[edit | edit source]

Class: Fire Support Vehicle
Developed: 1999-2006
Service: 2006+
Vehicles Built: 142
Operators: USA

The Stryker MGS (Mobile Gun System) is named after two separate Medal of Honor recipients, one from the Second World War and one from the Vietnam War. The Stryker platform was based on the MOWAG Piranha III design and was developed specifically to meet the needs of the U.S. Army. The M1128 MGS wasn't supposed to replace any particular vehicle, but to become a part of the so-called Stryker Brigade Combat Teams, which were supposed to be medium-sized rapid response unit deployable anywhere in the world within 96 hours. To that end, the Stryker MGS is supposed to be light, highly mobile, and carries massive firepower in the form of an automatically loaded MBT-class 105mm rifled gun. It is also air-transportable, a necessary pre-requisite for its task, even if they require (unlike other Stryker variants) the use of a C-17 cargo plane.

The M1128 was mass-produced between 2006 and 2012 but the vehicle has been (ironically, much like the Sheridan) plagued by controversies and various issues. The Stryker is too light for counter-insurgency operations, offers little protection from mines and RPGs, it's also generally cramped, unstable (due to being too tall) and prone to overheating. With the War on Terror over, the U.S. Army is currently reorganizing itself for more conventional warfare and Stryker Brigade Combat Teams are gradually being phased out. The M1128 version is expected to be replace by the winner of the Mobile Protected Firepower contest in the future.

Variants[edit | edit source]

M1128 Stryker Bad Bee
  • M1128 Stryker Bad Bee

See also[edit | edit source]

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