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LAV-25 Australian Light Armoured Vehicle

Australian War Memorial - Joy of Museums - LAV-25 Australian Light Armoured Vehicle

This type of LAV-25 Australian Light Armoured Vehicle has been deployed on operations to East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. This exhibit configuration resembles one of 25 LAV’s that served in East Timor in 1999.

This vehicle is known as Australian Light Armoured Vehicles or ASLAVs. Manufactured in Canada, they come in three hull types for a variety of roles, including as ambulance, recovery and armoured vehicles.

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Other historical objects from the Australian War Memorial, featured in “Joy of Museums” include the following are some highlights:

Essential Facts:

  • Title:                        LAV-25 Australian Light Armoured Vehicle
  • Type:                       8 x 8 wheeled, amphibious, light armoured vehicle
  • Combat Weight:    28 Tonnes
  • Crew:                       3
  • Engine:                    275 HP Diesel 6V 35T
  • Max Road Speed:   100 kph
  • Max Water Speed: 10 kph
  • Main Armament:    25mm Bushmaster M242 chain gun
  • Museum:                Australian War Memorial

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