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LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicle

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The LAV-25 is fully amphibious with a maximum of three minutes preparation.

Manufacturer: General Dynamics Land Systems

Service: USMC Engine: Detroit Diesel 6V53T Armament: M242 25mm chain ɢυи, M240 7.62mm machine ɢυи Range: 410 miles Speed: 62 mph, 6 mph in water Crew: 3 crew, 6 troops

The LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicle combines speed, maneuverability and firepower to perform a variety of functions for the U.S. Marine Corps, including security, command and control, reconnaissance and ᴀssᴀuʟт. Able to operate on land and in water, carry communications equipment and provide a wᴇᴀᴘoɴs platform.

The LAV-25 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. When combat loaded there are 210 ready ʀouɴᴅs and 420 stowed ʀouɴᴅs of 25 mm ᴀммuɴιтιoɴ as well as 400 ready ʀouɴᴅs and 1200 stowed ʀouɴᴅs of 7.62mm.

There are 8 ready ʀouɴᴅs and 8 stowed ʀouɴᴅs of sмoκᴇ ԍʀᴇɴᴀᴅᴇs. A supplementary M240E1 7.62mm machine ɢυи can be pintle-mounted at the commander’s station in the тuʀʀᴇт.