Alvis Stormer is a modern military armoured vehicle manufactured by the British company Alvis Vickers, now BAE Systems Land & Armaments. The Stormer is a development of the CVR(T) family of vehicles (Scorpion, Scimitar, Spartan etc.), essentially a larger, modernised version with an extra road-wheel on each side.
Place of origin - United Kingdom
No. built - over 220
Mass - 12.7 tonnes
Length - 5.27 m
Width - 2.76 m
Height - 2.49 m
Crew - 2 + 12
Engine - Perkins: 6-litre, 6-cylinder, diesel
Power - 250 hp (186 kW)
Power/weight - 21 hp/tonne
Transmission - David Brown TN15D
Suspension - torsion bar
Operational range - 400 miles, 650 km
Maximum speed - 50 mph, 80 km/h
Like most modern AFVs, Stormer can be produced in several different configurations for different battlefield roles. It is marketed by BAE as being fitted with many combinations, such as a two-person turret armed with a 25 mm cannon; air defence (with guns or missiles); engineer vehicle; recovery vehicle; ambulance; mine layer; 81 mm or 120 mm mortar carrier; command and control vehicle; bridge layer; and a logistics vehicle. Optional equipment includes a nuclear-biological-chemical protection system, an amphibious kit, passive night-vision equipment, and an air-conditioning system.
Specific types are:
Flat bed Stormer
A transport version of the Stormer with a flat load bed is used to carry the Shielder minelaying system.
Stormer 30 is a development of the Stormer chassis to give a tracked reconnaissance vehicle. It is a turreted version of the Stormer. Armed with a 30 mm Bushmaster II automatic cannon, and with the option of a TOW missile launcher that can be fitted to either turret side. The cannon and turret can traverse through 360° and the elevation is from -45° to +60°. The rate of fire of the cannon is from single shot to a maximum of 200 rounds per minute. The cannon has a double selection ammunition feed system with 180 rounds of ammunition ready to fire.
The vehicle remains in the prototype stage and it is unclear when it will enter service. The vehicle will be fully air transportable by C-130 Hercules used by the Royal Air Force aircraft as well as large CH-53 currently in service with NATO allies and other nations across the world.
Stormer Air Defence
The Stormer Air Defence was a prototype air defence vehicle built in the late 80s. This variant was to mount a dual stinger launcher, as well as either a GAU-12/U 25 mm or GAU-13/A 30 mm Cannon.
The British Army use Stormer equipped with HVM (Starstreak & Lightweight Multirole Missile) for short range air defence. Under Army 2020, Stormer HVM was to equip three regular and two reserve artillery batteries. The reserve batteries have since all been converted to HVM LML to reduce the training burden.
Stormer HVM with Starstreak missiles
Crew: 3 + 8
Armament: 1 x 7.62 mm machine gun standard but depends upon version
Engine: Perkins T6.3544 six-cylinder diesel
Length: 5.27 m (17 ft 3 in)
Width: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Height: 2.27 m (7 ft 5 in)
Max speed: 80 km/h
Range: 650 km
Indonesia - 40
Malaysia - 25 (retired)
Oman - 4
United Kingdom - 151