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M1131/M1251 Stryker

Fire Support Vehicle


First Produced/Service Dates: 2002-2004
Crew: 2+3
Armament: Commander Cupola: (1) .50cal M2HB Heavy Machine Gun or 40mm MK19 Automatic Grenade Launcher; Rear: (1) 5.56mm M249 SAW MG or M240B 7.62mm MG
Miscellaneous Info: The M1131 Fire Support Vehicle (RV) is the Stryker variant used by Fire Support Teams (FIST) to perform their duties as artillery forward observers.  It contains enough room to accommodate the crew and a 3-man FIST.  The main observation and surveillance asset of the FSV is the Fire Support Sensor System (FS3) Mission Equipment Package which also has an attached Laser Designation Module (LDM).  The FSV is one of the vehicles that has been fitted with the new Double-V Hull (DVH) to protect against Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's).  The vehicles fitted with the DVH are referred to as the M1251 FSVV and the vehicles with added enhancements as outlined in the Engineering Proposal Change (ECP), the M1251 FSVV-A1.  The M1131 FSV is VERY similar in appearance and often confused with the M1127 Reconnaissance Vehicle (RV).

To view the specifications and references common to ALL variants, please refer to the Stryker Interim Vehicle (IAV) Series Index.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
M1131 Stryker Fire Support Vehicle Photos U.S. Army
  Jackal 2 HMWP & M1127 RV or M1131 FSV Stryker Photo US Army

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
M1131 Stryker Fire Support Vehicle Information & Photos Global Security.Org
M1131 Stryker Fire Support Vehicle Photos (via Hans-Hermann Buhling) Prime Portal
M1131 Stryker Fire Support Vehicle Photos Tank-Masters.DE


Reference Author
Stryker In Detail - Part 2 - (Wings and Wheels Publications  #19) Ralph Zwilling

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
M1131 Stryker Fire Support Vehicle Model Kit (398) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection molded plastic kit.
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
For products useable with all variants, see our Stryker IAV Series Index      

US FS3 Fire Support Sensor: For M1114 AND (M1131) Stryker (BL35161K)

Blast Models


Multi-Media Accessory; For M1114 and Stryker Vehicles.

M1127/M1131 Stryker Recon Vehicle/Fire Support Vehicle Carrier Conversion (MT 72150) ModellTrans Modellbau 1/72 Resin; For Academy M1126 Model Kit

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider

For More Information, go to our Stryker IAV Series Index