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LAV-M



Overview


LAV-M

LAV-M in fire position with roof hatches in open position.

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Origin
United States
Type
Self-propelled mortar
Entered service
1986
Status
In service
Development
Early 1980's
Production
Mid to late 1980's
Number produced
50
Designations
LAV-M / Light Armored Vehicle - Mortar
Notable users
United States - USMC

Details


Facts LAV-M
General
Origin
United States
Type
Self-propelled mortar
Crew
5 (commander, driver, 3 mortar crew)
Dimensions
Weight
12.1 t combat load
10.7 t empty
Length
6.39 m
Width
2.50 m
Height
2.14 m
Main armament
Type
81mm M252 mortar
Mount
Turntable in crew compartment, fires through roof hatches
Ammunition
99 shells
Traverse
360 degrees, manual
Secondary armament
Type
7.62mm M240 machine gun
Mount
Pintle mount on roof
Ammunition
1.000 rounds, 200 ready to fire
Traverse
360 degrees, manual traverse and elevation
Chassis
Chassis type
8x8, selectable 8x8 or 8x4 drive
Water drive
2 propellers
Engine model
Detroit Diesel 6V53T turbocharged diesel
Power output
275 hp
Transmission
Allison MT653, 5 forward, 1 reverse
Mobility
Max speed
100 km/h on roads
10 km/h afloat
Range
660 km
Turn radius
16 m
Trench
2.1 m
Gradient
60 %
Slope
30 %
Protection
Armor type
Steel
Armor thickness
5 to 9 mm
Fire suppression
Halon in engine and crew compartment, manually activated
Smoke
8x smoke grenade launcher
NBC system
Yes
Equipment
Night vision
Yes, for driver and commander
Winch
7 t winch