Talk:Striker (Combat Vehicle)

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Striker (BattleTech) and Stryker (Real-Life)[edit]

I apologize for my incorrect post, I wasn't aware that the Striker from BattleTech was published 10 years before the Stryker in real-life was first fielded. That could have been a coincidence, but if the engineers behind the Stryker were fans of BattleTech, then I wouldn't be surprised. ~Amaroq Starwind~ (talk) 17:15, 19 April 2018 (EDT)

Though the designs are very similar, the real-life Stryker if used in BattleTech would be 15 metric tons lighter and have a movement profile of 6/9 as opposed to 5/8, though both the armor and armaments would be different. I am also not sure how having 8 wheels would translate into gameplay though, maybe we could ask Catalyst?~Amaroq Starwind~ (talk) 17:23, 19 April 2018 (EDT)
Problem is that we should not really reference anything after about 1992 because the BattleTech universe diverges and from that point on is completely its own thing, coincidental similarities or not. This means any theories about the real life striker are 100% fan fiction and have no place here.--Dmon (talk) 17:37, 19 April 2018 (EDT)
8 wheels means nothing different. The 3058 Striker has 6 vs the 3026's 4. Then there's the Chevalier, Bardiche, and Heavy Wheeled APC, just choosing a few. The 3026 Striker resembles the bog-standard wheeled APC. Everybody and there brother have produced one with that same basic shape. Wheel-count varies from 4 to 8 as far as I've seen. --Cache (talk) 17:51, 19 April 2018 (EDT)