LAV with Lancelot HOT Turret

Notes: This is a LAV-25 with the turret replaced with a Lancelot HOT turret. This turret has four HOT ATGM launchers. More reloads are carried inside the vehicle instead of passengers. The turret is a remote casemate, with the controls and gunner sitting inside the hull. This vehicle is used only by Saudi Arabia.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$216,493

D, A

300 kg

12 tons

3

5

Passive IR, Thermal Imaging, Image Intensification

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

186/112

40/24/4

300

93

CiH

W(6)

TF2 TS2 TR2 HF6 HS4 HR4

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+2

Basic

4xHOT Launchers

12xHOT ATGM

LAV-LOSAT

Notes: This vehicle has not been produced in real life, though prototypes have been built

Twilight 2000 Notes: This is a LAV-25 with the normal turret replaced with a 12-tube Hypervelocity Missile launcher turret. This was produced for the US Marines, but a very few were produced, and all of them were deployed to the Middle East.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$387,457

D, A

300 kg

12 tons

3

5

Passive IR, Thermal Imaging

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

191/115

40/24/4

300

93

Trtd

W(6)

TF6 TS4 TR4 HF6 HS4 HR4

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+3

Fair

12-round HVM launcher, C-6 (C)

24xHVM, 600x7.62mm

LAV MPLS (Multiple Purpose Launch System)

Notes: This is a LAV chassis, with the area behind the driver's and commander's positions chopped down and the armor removed to form a flatbed. On this flatbed is a very large turret mounting a quadruple Chaparral mount, a 7-round Hydra-70 rocket pod, and two Hellfire ATGM launchers. Typically, the Chaparrals are for antiaircraft work, the Hydra-70s are for antihelicopter use, and the Hellfires are for antivehicle attacks. The Hydra-70s are also used as artillery rockets in some cases. There is a machinegun mount by the commander's hatch for local defense.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This hybrid system was used only by Saudi Arabia before the Twilight War (in very small numbers), but was manufactured for US and Canadian forces during the war. These vehicles, despite their small numbers, were used to great effect by Saudi and US Marine forces in the Middle East, where they were called "Damnation Machines" by the Russian, Iranian, and Iraqi forces that faced them.

Merc 2000 Notes: An interesting hybrid system, the MPLS very nearly faced a quiet death until the US Military latched onto them for their new Stryker Brigades. (The US Army also experimented with the turret on a Stryker/LAV III chassis, but the resulting vehicle was judged to be too heavy, unwieldy, and expensive.)

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$555,734

D, A

500 kg

14 tons

3

7

Passive IR

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

171/102

37/22/4

300

107

Trtd

W(6)

TF4 TS3 TR3 HF6 HS4 HR4

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+3

Basic

4xChaparral SAM launchers, 7-round Hydra-70 launcher, 2xHellfire ATGM launchers, C-6 (C)

4xChaparral SAMs, 21xHydra-70 rockets, 8xHellfire ATGM, 1000x7.62mm

M-17 LAV-AT

Notes: This is the LAV-25 equivalent of the M-901 ITV vehicle, originally developed for the US Marines, and then taken into service by Canada, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. The normal turret is replaced with the same turret as mounted on the M-901. The hull is externally almost the same as the standard LAV-25, including the firing ports, except for the hatch layout. The standard driverís hatch is retained, and opposite that is the commanderís hatch with a weapon mount. On the rear deck are two large hatches, and below the launcher is another hatch for the gunner. The rear doors are retained.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$86,507

D, A

400 kg

12.29 tons

4

5

Passive IR

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

198/119

41/25/4

300

102

CiH

W(6)

TF2 TS2 TR2 HF6 HS4 HR4

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+2

Fair

Twin TOW II Launcher, MAG (C)

10xTOW II ATGM, 1620x7.62mm