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Light Armored Vehicle-Recovery (LAV-R)

The LAV-R is an all-terrain, all-weather vehicle with night capabilities. This vehicle is be capable of safely uprighting overturned LAVs while minimizing additional damage. It has the tactical mobility to reach and recover/support disabled vehicles. The vehicle is capable of towing a disabled LAV with suspension damage. 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: 45
Unit Replacement Cost: $702,000

Specifications

ARMAMENT:

Self Defense:

  • Pintle mount for M240E 7.62mm machine gun

Ancillary:

  • (2) M257 smoke grenade launchers

Ammunition:

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

EQUIPMENT:

Boom Crane:

  • rated @ 9,000 lb.
  • 256 degree traverse
  • Remote control
  • overload protection
  • (2) outriggers
  • (2) stabilizers

Recovery Winch (rear):

  • rated @ 30,000 lb. dynamic
  • (2) spades

Flood Lights:

  • (2) MS-51320 (4,400 candle power)

Welder:

  • Miller Syncron 300
  • Miller S32P wire feeder
  • LIMA MAC 10kw generator (230V - 3 phase AC or 120V single phase AC)

Work Bench:

  • 48" x 22" when extended

Output Receptacles:

  • (1) MS-3102A-24-22S
  • (2) Fed Spec W-C-596/11b



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)

FEATURES:

SIZE/WEIGHT

Length:
  • (crane forward) 256.0 in.
  • (crane aft) 290.40 in.
Height:
  • (crane forward) 106.0 in
  • (crane aft) 109.0
Weight:
  • Curb weight 24,980 lb.
  • Gross weight (max.) 27,920 lb.

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


PERFORMANCE @ GVW

  • Maximum speed 62 mph
  • Swim speed 6 mph
  • Power to weight ratio 19.4 hp/T
  • Mazimum range 410 miles
  • Minimum turn diameter 51 ft.
  • Maximum trench crossing 81 in.
  • Maximum grade 60%
  • Maximum side slope 30%

AIR TRANSPORTABILITY:

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

FIRE SUPPRESSION:

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

TOWABILITY:

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

ATGM WIRE CUTTER:

  • (1) at driver

NBC SYSTEM:

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

PAINT:

  • CARC-interior light green
  • CARC-exterior camouflage pattern

AMPHIBIOUS:

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

DOORS/HATCHES:

  • Overlapping rear doors
  • Rigger's hatch with left & right covers
  • Commander's hatch
  • Driver's hatch
  • Engine compartment hatch & grills
  • Front stowage compartment hatch

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT:

  • AN/VIC-2C Intercom System
  • (2) VHF SINCGARS Radios
  • (1) VHF Radio AN/PRC-68 (stowed)
  • (1) UHF Position Location Reporting System
  • (3) Antenna


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