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Trumpter or AFV Club
cutigerfan
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South Carolina, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 09:55 AM UTC
Opinion on which Stryker kit is better. Trumpeter or AFV Club?
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HermannB
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:34 PM UTC
AFV Club, no question!
steel_tiger1
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Iowa, United States
Joined: May 14, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 01:41 PM UTC
Good comparison review here.

https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/afvclub/afv35126.html
Tojo72
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 02:09 PM UTC
I did build and enjoy a AFV Club Stryker, cant say about Trumpeter
SSGToms
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Connecticut, United States
Joined: April 02, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 01:41 AM UTC
AFV Club, hands down! Compared to the AFV Club kit, the Trumpeter kit looks like it sat out for a day in the summer sun on a hot dashboard!
HermannB
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 02:43 AM UTC

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AFV Club, hands down! Compared to the AFV Club kit, the Trumpeter kit looks like it sat out for a day in the summer sun on a hot dashboard!



Well Said!
bill_c
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 09, 2008
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 05:27 AM UTC
My understanding is that Strykers never saw action without slat armor. That has always dissuaded me from purchasing one of these.
junglejim
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 06:44 AM UTC
As much faults as the Trumpeter ones have, they are the only option with some versions. Mortar Carrier and Ambulance spring to mind. AFV Club isn't perfect, but the detail is so much better.

Jim
hugoalejandro
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: June 09, 2020
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 07:13 AM UTC

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My understanding is that Strykers never saw action without slat armor. That has always dissuaded me from purchasing one of these.



If you want to go without slat and for something different you can build the version deployed in northern Syria







zapper
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Skċne, Sweden
Joined: October 18, 2005
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 07:47 AM UTC

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My understanding is that Strykers never saw action without slat armor. That has always dissuaded me from purchasing one of these.



Some Strykers in Afghanistan didn't have it. Here's an old thread with some pictures:
https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=259686&page=1

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