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The Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV, also called Mowag Piranha but not by the USMC) is a family of armoured fighting vehicles designed and manufactured by the Swiss Mowag corporation (now General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems). It is available in 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, and 10x10 wheel versions. There are several variants within these versions, giving different degrees of armour protection and several kinds of turrets, for use in a variety of roles. Piranha derivatives have been assigned roles as troop transports, command vehicles, fire support vehicles, tank trainers, and police vehicles. (from Wikipedia)
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Parents AP c Armoured personnel carriers (APCs) are armoured fighting vehicles developed to transport infantry on the battlefield. They usually have only a machine gun although variants carry recoilless rifles, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), or mortars. They are not really designed to take part in a direct-fire battle, but to carry the troops to the battlefield safe from shrapnel and ambush. They may have wheels or tracks. Examples include the American M113 (tracked), M2 Bradley, the British FV 432 (tracked), the French VAB (wheeled), the German Boxer MRAV (wheeled) and the Soviet BTR (wheeled). (from Wikipedia)
Children LAV25LAV-25 (Light Armoured Vehicle) is an eight-wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) based on the Mowag Piranha family of armoured fighting vehicles used by the United States Marine Corps. Powered by a 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. Typical land speeds are approximately 85 km/h in either 4 or 8-wheel drive, however fuel economy decreases in 8-wheel drive. The vehicles operate on diesel fuel (JP-8), and require 3 weights of lubricants to remain in running condition. They are equipped with a M242 Bushmaster 25 mm cannon, two M240 7.62 mm machine guns, and 2 4-barrel launchers usually loaded with smoke canisters. The crew is three, and four passengers with combat gear. The vehicle has been through many changes through the late 90s. The new modification or SLEP (Service Life Extension Program) has changed the LAV-25 to an LAV-25A1 standard. (from Wikipedia)


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