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LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicle

LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicle

Manufacturer: General Dynamics Land Systems

Service: USMC Engine: Detroit Diesel 6V53T Armament: M242 25mm chain gun, M240 7.62mm machine gun 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 assault. Able to operate on land and in water, carry communications equipment and provide a weapons 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 rounds and 420 stowed rounds of 25 mm ammunition as well as 400 ready rounds and 1200 stowed rounds of 7.62mm. There are 8 ready rounds and 8 stowed rounds of smoke grenades. A supplementary M240E1 7.62mm machine gun can be pintle-mounted at the commander's station in the turret.

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