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Light Armored Vehicle-25 (LAV-25)


Specifications

POWER TRAIN & SUSPENSION

  • Engine 275 hp Detroit Diesel 6V53T
  • Transmission Allison MT653 (5 speeds forward - 1 reverse)
  • Transfer case (1)
  • Differentials (4) automotive, (2) water drive
  • Suspension (8) wheel independent.
  • Full time 4 wheel (rear)
  • Selective 8 wheel drive
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes
  • Selective water drive

Water drive:

  • (2) propellers
  • (4) rudders

VISION

Driver:

  • (3) Periscopes with 2 levels of laser protection
  • Provisions to accommodate drivers thermal viewer

Commander:

  • 6400 mil field of view
  • (7) Periscopes with 2 levels of laser protection
  • DIM 36 target acquisition sight
  • Low light GEN II image I intensification
  • Thermal sight remote display from Gunners DIM 36th

Gunner:

  • (1) periscope with 2 levels of laser protection
  • DIM 36th thermal target acquisition sight

Rear Doors:

  • (2) vision blocks MIL-B-11352 with laser protection

TOWABILITY:

  • The only variants with the ability to tow are the LAV-L and the LAV-R

AIR TRANSPORTABILITY:

  • (1) C-130
  • (2) C-141
  • (5) C-5A
  • (1) CH-53E (helicopter lift)

NBC SYSTEM:

  • M8A1 ventilated face mask system
  • M43A1 detector/alarm system

FIRE SUPPRESSION:

  • Manual Halon 1301 in crew compartment and engine compartment

AMPHIBIOUS:

  • Capable of fording streams, rivers, and inland water ways with minimal preparation.

ATGM WIRE CUTTER:

  • (1) at driver

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

24 volts positive ground

  • waterproof
  • radio suppressed system
  • wiring, connectors, breakers, harnesses IAW MIL-STD's
  • MIL-STD 220amp alternator
  • (4) batteries per MS 35000 (500 amp slave receptacle)

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

  • (2) VHF SINCGARS Radio
  • (1) PCRS
  • (3) VHF Radio AN/PRC-68 (stowed)
  • (3) Antenna

PERFORMANCE @ GVW

  • Maximum speed 62 mph
  • Swim speed 6 mph
  • Maximum range 410 miles
  • Minimum turn diameter 51 ft.
  • Maximum trench crossing 81 in.
  • Maximum grade 60%
  • Maximum side slope 30%

DOORS/HATCHES:

  • (2) rear
  • (2) rear roof
  • (1) driver
  • (1) gunner
  • (1) vehicle commander
  • (1) winch
  • (1) side escape

ATGM WIRE CUTTER

  • (2) 1 at driver and 1 at turret

PAINT

  • Interior sea foam green
  • CARC - exterior woodland camo pattern

ON VEHICLE EQUIPMENT

  • Tools, Camouflage nets, Pioneer Tool

ARMAMENT


Primary

  • M242 25mm chain gun

Secondary

  • 7.62mm machine gun mounted coaxially to the main gun

Supplementary

  • 7.62 mm machine gun (pintle mounted)

Ancillary

  • Smoke grenades
  • 2 clusters of 4 tubes each

Ammunition

Ready:


  • 150 rounds of 25mm in primary bin
  • 60 rounds of 25mm in secondary bin
  • 440 rounds of 7.62mm in coaxial weapon bin
  • 220 rounds of 7.62mm in pintle mounted machine gun
  • 8 L8A1 smoke grenades
Stowed:
  • 210 rounds of 25mm
  • 660 rounds of 7.62mm
  • (8) L8A1 grenades

HOT/COLD WEATHER OPERATION

  • Fuel fired high capacity crew heater
  • engine coolant preheater for -40 C cold start

NAVIGATION

  • Digital compass system (DCS)
  • Drivers display
  • PLGR

EQUIPMENT

Self-recovery Winch

  • Hydraulic (front-mounted 15,000 lbs. dynamic pull)



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