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Light Armored Vehicle-Logistics (LAV-L)

The LAV-L is an all-terrain, all-weather vehicle with night capabilities designed for the provision of ammunition, rations and POL (petroleum, oil and lubricant) supplies required to sustain operations of foward LAV units. 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: 94
Unit Replacement Cost: $634,000

Specifications

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

ARMAMENT:

Self defense:

  • M240E 7.62mm machine gun

Ancilliary:

  • (2) M257 smoke gernade launchers

Ammunition:

Ready:
  • (8) L8A1 smoke grenades
  • 200 rounds 7.62mm
Stowed:
  • (8) L8A1 smoke grenades
  • 800 rounds 7.62mm

FEATURES:

SIZE/WEIGHT

  • Length 254.6 in.
  • Width 98.4 in.
  • Height 109.0 in. (reducible to 97 inches)
  • Curb weight 22,960 lb.
  • Combat weight 28,200 lb.
  • Payload 5240 lb.

PERSONNEL:

  • (3) total
  • (1) driver
  • (1) vehicle commander
  • (1) crew

AIR TRANSPORTABILITY:

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

TOWABILITY:

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

FIRE SUPPRESSION:

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

NBC SYSTEM:

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

AMPHIBIOUS:

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

ATGM WIRE CUTTER:

  • (1) at driver

PAINT:

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

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)

SELF-RECOVERY WINCH:

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

PERFORMANCE @ GVW

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

EQUIPMENT:

  • Unobstructed level floor (89 in. x 57 in.)
  • Rear access for forklift & Standard pallets
  • Tiedown points
  • restraining nets
  • Crew/cargo barrier

VISION:

Driver:

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

Vehicle Commander:

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

Crew Compartment:

  • (1) vision block MIL-B-11352

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT:

  • AN/VIC-2C intercom system
  • (2) VHF SINCGARS radios
  • (1) VHF rodio AN/PRC-68 (stowed)
  • (1) UHF position location reporting system
  • (3) antenna


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