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Light Armored Vehicle-Command and Control (LAV-C2)

The LAV-C2 is an all-terrain, all-weather vehicle with night capabilities. The LAV-CC is a Type I raised roof chassis outfitted with communication stations that allows the Unit Commander the capability to command, control and communicate (C3) the activities of his forces under full armored protection. This mobile command station provides field commanders with all necessary resources to control and coordinate light armored units in all assigned roles. It is air transportable via C-130, C-141, C-5 and CH-53 E. When combat loaded there are 200 ready rounds and 800 stowed rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. There are 8 ready rounds and 8 stowed rounds of smoke grenades. The vehicle can be made fully amphibious within 3 minutes.

Marine Corps Inventory: 50
Unit Replacement Cost: $650,000

Specifications

FEATURES:

SIZE/WEIGHT

  • Length 253.5 in.
  • Width 98.4 in.
  • Height 110.0 in.
  • Curb weight 23,980 lb.
  • Gross weight (max.) 28,200 lb.

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%

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT:

  • AN/VIC-2 Intercom System
  • (4) VHF SINCGARS Radios
  • (1) UHF Radio AN/VRC-83
  • (1) UHF Position Location Reporting System
  • (1) HF Radio AN/GRC-213
  • (7) Antenna

DOORS/HATCHES:

  • (2) rear without center post
  • (2) rear roof
  • (1) driver
  • (1) battalion commander
  • (1) vehicle commander
  • (1) winch

ARMAMENT:


Self Defense:

  • M240E 7.62mm Machine Gun

Ancillary Weapon:

  • (2) M257 Smoke Grenade Launchers

Ammunition:

Ready:
  • (8) L8A1 Smoke Grenades
  • 200 Rounds 7.62mm
Stowed:
  • (8) L8A1 Smoke Grenades
  • 800 rounds 7.62mm

VISION:

Driver:

  • (3) M-17 periscopes
  • (1) night vision AN/VVS-2(V)4

Vechicle Commander:

  • (5) M-17 periscopes
  • (1) night vision AN/VVS-2(V)4

Battalion Commander:

  • (8) M-17 periscopes

Radio Operators:

  • (2) uplook periscopes

Staff Member

  • (3) vision blocks MIL-B-11352


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)

AMPHIBIOUS:

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

PAINT:

  • CARC-interior sea foam green
  • CARC-exterior camouflage pattern

POWER TRAIN & SUSPENSION

  • Engine 275 hp Detroit Diesel 6V53T
  • Transmission Allison MT653 (5 speeds forward - 1 reverse)
  • Transfer case (1)
  • Differentials (4) automotive, (1) 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

ATGM WIRE CUTTER:

  • (1) in front of driver's hatch

TOWABILITY:

  • Only towed by Recovery or Logistics Vehicles

SHELTER:

  • Adaptor for GP medium tent

FIRE SUPPRESSION:

  • Halon 1301 (manual system in crew & engine compartments)

NBC SYSTEM:

  • M8A1 ventilated face mask system
  • M43A1 detector/alarm system
EQUIPMENT:
  • Self-recovery Winch - Hydraulic (front-mounted 15,000 lb. dynamic pull)

AIR TRANSPORTABILITY:

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

LASER RANGE FINDER:


  • AN/GVS-5 hand-held includes power connector

EXTERNAL POWER CONNECTOR:

  • External connector 28VDC/110VAC

HIGH IDLE KIT:

  • Manual setting for 1200 rpm

COMMUNICATIONS RACK:

  • Stainless steel


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