Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III

Description

Description

The Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III is a relatively-well protected, all‑weather vehicle that can be used on most types of terrain. The vehicle can ford hard-bottomed bodies of water to a depth of 1.5 metres. Capable of speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour on roads, the LAV III gives the commander more options in both combat and non-combat situations.

The LAV III is powered by a water-cooled, 6 cylinder, 350 horsepower, turbo-charged diesel engine with an automatic transmission. The operator can select four or eight-wheel drive.

Variants

Variants

  • Command post vehicles
  • Engineer vehicles
  • Observation post vehicles
  • Infantry section carrier vehicles
  • Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missile (TOW) under armour vehicles
Specifications

Specifications

Weight

  • Basic weight: 13,702 kg
  • Combat load: 16,958 kg

Dimensions

  • Length: 6.98 m
  • Width:  2.71 m
  • Height: 2.81 m

Mobility

  • On-road speed: 100 km/h
  • Off-road speed: 70 km/h
  • On-road range: 450 km
  • Off road range: 350 km
  • Maximum grade: 60%
  • Side slope: 30%
  • Ditch cross: 2 m

Fuel

  • Type: F-54 Diesel DF-2
  • Capacity: 200 L
  • Consumption: 0.40 L/km

Capabilities

  • Arctic: No
  • Add-on armour: Yes

Crew

  • Personnel: 3
  • Passengers: 7
Weapons

Weapons

  • M242 25-mm Bushmaster cannon
  • C9A2 5.56-mm light machine gun
  • C6 7.62-mm coaxial, medium machine gun
  • 76-mm multi-barrel grenade dispenser

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