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Light Armored Vehicle-25 (LAV-25)

The LAV-25 is an all-terrain, all-weather vehicle with night capabilities. It provides strategic mobility to reach and engage the threat, tactical mobility for effective use of fire power, fire power to defeat soft and armored targets, and battlefield survivability to carry out combat missions. It is air transportable via C-130, C-141, C-5 and CH-53 E. When combat loaded there are 210 ready rounds and 420 stowed rounds of 25 mm ammunition as well as 400 ready rounds and 1200 stowed rounds of 7.62mm. There are 8 ready rounds and 8 stowed rounds of smoke grenades. A supplementary M240E1 7.62mm machine gun can be pintle-mounted at the commander's station in the turret. The LAV-25 is fully amphibious with a maximum of 3 minutes preparation.

Unit Replacement Cost: $900,000
Marine Corps Inventory: 401

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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