Takin' 'em down!
- Stryker IFV on the offensive
The Stryker Infantry Fighting Vehicle is the newest development in multipurpose support vehicles. It comes equipped with standard light anti-armor missiles capable of taking down enemy aircraft with great ease and accuracy - even while on the move. Its great speed, the highest among its peers, allows it to effectively perform hit and run tactics. The Stryker is also light enough to be deployed via the 'Bloodhounds' support power as well, making it a versatile attack unit that can rapidly reinforce US forces wherever it is needed.
But the Stryker's greatest strength lies in its ability to adapt to almost any situation presented to an Allied commander. This vehicle houses a complex weapons system which allows any infantry that enters it to integrate their weapon into the turret of the Stryker. This allows the IFV to quickly be equipped to handle almost any problem efficiently.
The Stryker IFV serves as the jack-of-all-trades unit for the United States. Available at Tier 1, it functions as a troop-carrying vehicle and at the same time, an anti-aircraft light vehicle of the US ground forces. Compared to the equivalents of other subfactions (Archon AMC and Tsurugi Powersuit), it trades armor for speed, making it very useful for harassment tactics and rapid response. Uniquely designed as a multipurpose combat support unit, the Stryker is extremely versatile and capable of performing a variety of roles, including anti-infantry, anti-air, and vehicle repair, depending on the infantry unit garrisoned within.
Loading an Engineer converts the IFV into a mobile repair vehicle, enabling quick field repairs and effectively counters Terror Drones. Multiple Engineer-loaded IFVs can stack their repair effects, restoring the health of friendly vehicles with incredible speed, allowing the unit-under-repair to withstand huge amounts of damage. Note that it cannot repair aircraft, unlike Tech Machine Shops which can auto repair.
|Default "Mist" missiles|
|Machine gun – ineffective against vehicles|
|Crazy Ivan||Ivan Bomb launcher – attaches Ivan Bomb to target|
|Sub-machine gun – ineffective against heavy vehicles|
|Tesla Trooper||Dual Tesla Coils – temporarily disables vehicles|
|Chrono Legionnaire||Temporal displacement device|
|Riot Trooper||Flash grenades – clears garrisoned structures|
|Siege Cadre||Prism rifle|
|Clairvoyant|| Stun beam – temporarily immobilizes target infantry
|Guardian GI||"Seeker" missiles – ineffective against infantry|
|Bloatick||Toxic warhead – detonates on attack, releasing poison clouds|
|Duplicant|| Nanoid warhead – detonates on attack, turning infantry killed into Duplicants; does not heal Foehn infantry
|Virus||Virus sniper rifle|
|Field Medic||Heal bullets|
|Archer||Long bow with AROs|
|Explosive warhead – detonates on attack; does not create radiation as in the vanilla Red Alert 2|
|Flak Trooper||Flak cannon – can only attack air targets|
|Brute||"Jagdpanther" cannon – more effective against infantry than regular tank cannons|
|Stalker||Imploder – cannot target infantry|
|Arsonist||Napalm charges – attaches napalm charges to buildings|
|Morales||Incendiary sniper rifle – deals damage in a line, and depilots Tier 1 and Tier 2 vehicles|
|Malver||Kinetic blade – effective against infantry and vehicles; cannot target buildings|
|Libra|| Custom explosive darts – effective against all targets
|Libra Clones|| Fake custom explosive darts – deals less damage than the real version
|Volkov||Chain lightning Tesla cannon – cannot target buildings|
|Knightframe||Dual VHMG – cannot attack air targets|
|Kingsframe||Dual Power cannon|
|Huntress||Nanoid container gun – has an exceptionally long range|
|Deviatress||Confusion rifle – cannot attack air targets|
|Syncronaut||Area bond breaker – ranged attack|
- The Stryker IFV first appears in Peacekeeper as an enemy (notwithstanding mind control) and Red Dawn Rising as a buildable unit, at the beginning of the Third Great War.
- In Puppet Master and Insomnia, Tanya will enter the battlefield via chronoshifting her elite Stryker IFV.
Behind the scenes
The Stryker IFV's voxel is available for public download to be used by other modders. The link can be found here.
- The Stryker IFV's design is based off the real life M1126 Stryker Interim Armored Vehicle used by the U.S. Marine Corps.