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Light Armored Vehicle-Anti-Tank (LAV-AT)

The LAV-AT is an all-terrain, all-weather vehicle with night capabilities. It is air transportable via C-130, C-141, C-5 and CH-53 E. This vehicle provides mobile, armored, accurate and destructive fire from defiled positions against heavy armored target and fixed fortifications. With its mobility, it can keep pace with it's applicable assigned military unit to provide highly mobile, protected anti-armor fire support to light infantry and reconnaissance forces, and to provide a capability to defeat heavy, armored targets at long ranges. The vehicle can be used in both the defensive and offensive roles. Its primary weapon station is the Emerson turret. When combat loaded there are 2 ready and 14 stowed TOW II ATGMs as well as 200 ready rounds and 800 stowed rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. There are 8 ready rounds and 8 stowed rounds of smoke grenades. The missiles can be loaded under armor. The vehicle can be made fully amphibious within 3 minutes.

Marine Corps Inventory: 95
Unit Replacement Cost: $1,252,000

Specifications

ARMAMENT:

Primary:

  • Emerson 901A1 Turret System

Self Defense:

  • M240E 7.62mm machine gun

Ancillary:

  • (2) M257 smoke grenade launchers

Ammunition:

Ready:
  • (8) L8A1 smoke grenades
  • (2) TOW II ATGM
  • 200 rounds 7.62mm
Stowed:
  • (8) L8A1 smoke grenades
  • 800 rounds 7.62mm
  • (14) TOW II ATGM

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



PERSONNEL:

  • (4) total
  • (1) driver
  • (1) vehicle commander
  • (1) gunner
  • (1) loader

FEATURES:

SIZE/WEIGHT

  • Length 251.6 in.
  • Width 98.4 in.
  • Height 123.0 in. (reducible to 106 inches)
  • Curb weight 24850 lb.
  • Gross weight (max.) 27650 lb.

TOWABILITY:

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

24 volts negative 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)

EQUIPMENT:

  • Stowed TOW II ground-mount kit
  • Laser range finder AN/GVS-5 (hand-held)

PERFORMANCE @ GVW

  • Maximum speed 62 mph
  • Swim speed 6.5 mph
  • 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-5A
  • (1) CH-53E (helicopter lift)

FIRE SUPPRESSION:

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

SELF-RECOVERY WINCH

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

ATGM WIRE CUTTER:

  • (1) at driver

NBC SYSTEM:

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

PAINT:

  • Interior sea foam green
  • CARC-exterior camouflage pattern

AMPHIBIOUS:

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

DOORS/HATCHES:

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

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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