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  • 82redleg
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    Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
    Will it fit into a C-130? That was an issue with the Stryker.

    Pruitt
    Stryker originally had to fit in a C-130, too. It only became an issue with the addition of the slat armor cages.

    I'm not sure why a LAV is air-droppable while a Stryker is not, but that is supposed to be the reasoning behind the choice. It may be something as simple as the necessary testing has already been completed. The 82nd had a few LAVs, in the scout platoon of 3-73 AR, around 1990-91, they went to Desert Storm with them. They were already certified for air drop.

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  • Pruitt
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    Will it fit into a C-130? That was an issue with the Stryker.

    Pruitt

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  • The Exorcist
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    So, after 30+ years, the Army finally sees the light.
    .... too late to save some of the swag they dumped into the Stryker, but better late then never.

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