Lav-25

Lav-25

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The LAV-25 is an eight-wheeled amphibious reconnaissance vehicle used by the United States Marine Corps. It was built by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada and is based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha I 8x8 family of armored fighting vehicles. Powered by a 6V53T Detroit Diesel turbo-charged engine, they are 4-wheel drive (rear wheels) transferable to 8-wheel drive. These vehicles are also amphibious, meaning they have the ability to "swim," but are limited to non-surf bodies of water (no oceans). While engaged in amphibious operations, the maximum speed is approximately 12 km/h using equipped propellers. The current SLEP (Service Life Extension Program) modifications will hinder/eliminate amphibious ops.GDLS also makes the LAV III armored vehicle that is based on MOWAG Piranha IIIH 8x8.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136587939
  • 9786136587936