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.

     Being built on a LAV II chassis, the LAV with the Lancelot turret is on an 8x4 chassis with the four rear wheels being the drive wheels. The engine is a Detroit Diesel 6V53T (a variant of the M113ís engine) supplying 275 horsepower. The vehicle is amphibious, propelled by its wheels in water. The hull may employ the LAST applique armor kit, but the turret may not.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$262,640

D, A

300 kg

12 tons

3

9

Passive IR, Thermal Imaging, Image Intensification

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

190/95

52/26/6

300

102

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.  The HVMs were noted for their ability to trash even most opposition main battle tanks.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$767,486

D, A

397 kg

12 tons

3

11

Passive IR, Thermal Imaging

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

190/95

52/26/6

300

102

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

$580,970

D, A

396 kg

14 tons

3

7

Passive IR

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

169/86

47/24/5

300

102

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

 

M17 LAV-AT

     Notes:  This is the LAV-25 equivalent of the M901 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

$76,476

D, A

404 kg

12.29 tons

4

5

Passive IR

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

185/94

52/26/6

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