is one of the family of the CVR(T) vehicles (Combat Vehicle
Reconnaissance Tracked) which includes Scimitar, Spartan, Sultan,
Samson and Samaritan.
Striker carries 10 Swingfire anti-tank missiles with a range of up to
4,000 metres. Five of these missiles are carried in bins on top of the
vehicle, which can be lowered when the system is not expected to be in
One significant drawback to the system is the reload
operation, which requires a crewman to reload the missile bins from
outside the vehicle.
There is also a separated sight available which enables the launch
vehicle to be hidden in dead ground, and the operator to fire and
control the flight of the missile from a position up to 100m away from
the launch vehicle.
The striker system
enables a fast, hard hitting anti-tank missile launch platform
to keep up with the latest MBTs.
Striker is to be found in the
Formation Reconnaissance Regiment, which has a troop of four vehicles
in each of its three reconnaissance squadrons.
Striker is likely to be replaced by the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES)
FV 102 CVR (T) STRIKER
||10 x Swingfire Missiles
1 x 7.62mm Machine Gun
2 x 4 barrel smoke dischargers
|Max Road Speed
||3,000 rounds 7.62
|Main Armament Traverse
||53 degrees left, 55 degrees right
Swingfire Anti-Tank Missile
A Swingfire missile has an estimated in-service life of
about 17 years and the missile is believed to be in the process
of being replaced by Javelin ATGW.
||Anti Tank Guided Missile; Wire guided;
Command to line of sight
|Length of Missile
||Hollow charge high explosive
|Weight of Missile