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LAV-25 Australian Light Armoured Vehicle

LAV-25 Australian Light Armoured Vehicle

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 an ambulance, recovery and armored vehicles.

LAV-25 Australian Light Armoured Vehicle 2

LAV-25 Australian Light Armoured Vehicle

  • Title:                        LAV-25 Australian Light Armoured Vehicle
  • Type:                       8 x 8 wheeled, amphibious, light armored 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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