|Class||FIre Support Vehicle|
|Armor||Front 1 / Side 1 / Rear 1 / Top 1|
|Road Speed||150 km/h|
|Fuel Capacity||500 L|
|Type||Marines, Mechanized, Motorized, Support|
Available to NATO forces, the LAV-25 is a Canadian-built American armored personnel carrier. It's variants are the LAV-25 Scout recon vehicle and the LAV-M mortar carrier. A fast, wheeled, vehicle armed with a Bushmaster 25mm autocannon (same one as the Bradley), it is in service since 1983- Present for the United States Marine Corps only. The LAV-25 will be displayed in two variants: "standard" LAV-25 (aka transport) & LAV-25 Scout, its recon twin has more ammo, better optics but no transport capacity - just like the Bradley twins. But unlike the Bradley M2 and M3 the LAV-25 (both Scout and Standard) do not have TOW ATGM's, just the 25mm autocannon and a M240 MG as a secondary weapon.
The LAV-25 (Light Armored Vehicle) is an eight-wheeled amphibious reconnaissance vehicle used by the United States Marine Corps and Canadian Army. It was built by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada and is based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha I 8×8 family of armored fighting vehicles.
During the 1980s, the US Marine Corps began looking for a light armored vehicle to give their divisions greater mobility. They chose the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) based on the MOWAG Piranha In 1983, the First Light Armored Vehicle Battalion (1st LAVB), was created at Marine Corps Air and Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms, California. Now LAV-25 are now used in Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions. The U.S. Army was interested in these vehicles at the time, but did not order any (although they did later with introduction of the Strykerfamily of vehicles). The USMC ordered 758 vehicles of all variants. LAVs first saw combat during the Invasion of Panama in 1989, and continued service in the Gulf War, Iraq War, and the War in Afghanistan.
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