General Motors LAV APC

General Motors LAV APC

"Bison"

Canada

- Thanks to 'Werewolf'

 

   One of the first 8x8 MOWAG framed LAV's Canada received was the Bison.  This versatile APC has been used in APC, mortar, ambulance and command roles to great extend, though has always been faulted for its lack of decent weaponary.  Standard LAV design, the driver sits at the front to the left, with the engine to the right, and a self-recovery winch in the front.  The commander sits behind the driver, then the troop compartment behind him.  There are large top opening hatches, as well as two 'air-sentry' hatches as well.  A large ramp door is on the aft.  The Bison is amphibious.

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Move: 195/85
Combat Move: 45/20/6
Fuel Cap: 300
Fuel Consum: 90
Price: $ 65 000 (S/R)

($ 150 000)

 Combat Statistics:

 Armoured Vehicle

Fire Control: NA
Armament: MAG MG
Stabilization: NA  Config:     Stnd Susp:     W(6)
Ammo: 1 620x 7.62mmN HF: 6    
Fuel Type: D, A HS: 3    
Load: 2.0 tons HR: 3    
 Vehicle Weight: 12.95 Tons  
Crew: 2 + 9  
Mnt: 6  
Night Vision: Headlights  
Radiological: Enclosed  

 

 

General Motors LAV 25

"Coyote"

Canada

 

Armed with a 10 meter Battlefield Surveillance Radar, the Coyote is Canada's newest weapon in armoured combat.  Used with the Recce troops, the Coyote is able to hunt and scan for targets, without leaving itself open for counter-fire.  The Battlefield Radar also incorporates Thermal Imaging, Day/night camera, Laser Range Finder, Next-Generation Image Intensifying, as well as the Radar itself.

  This vehicle, equipped with live GPS feed, can relay target information back to HQ, to other similarly equipped units or helos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Move: 195/85
Combat Move: 45/20/6
Fuel Cap: 300
Fuel Consum: 110
Price: $ 150 000 (-/S)

($ 300 000)

 Combat Statistics:

 Armoured Vehicle

Fire Control: +2
Armament: 25mm Autocannon, 2x MAG MG's
Stabilization: Good  Config:     Trt Susp:     W(6)
Ammo: 600x 25mm, 1 800x 7.62mm TF: 9-Sp HF: 11-Sp
Fuel Type: D, A, G TS: 6 HS: 6-Sp
Load: 2.5 Tons TR: 6 HR: 4
 Vehicle Weight: 16.8 Tons Weapon ROF Mag Rng Ammo Damage Pen
Crew: 3 + 4 25mm 10 100B 250 API 10 3/-2/-5
Mnt: 11       250 HE C:1, B:3 -8C
Night Vision: Headlights, Active/Passive IR, Image Int., LLTV, Camera  
Radiological: Enclosed  

 

 

General Motors LAV III

"Kodiak"

Canada

- Thanks to 'Werewolf'

 

The evolution of the LAV-25 series of APC's, the Kodiak LAV III is a top of the line vehicle.  Designed with full computer integration and GPS, the Kodiak is a deadly weapon on the battlefield.  Able to transport upto 10 soldiers, the Kodiak is powerful, and contains a self-recovery winch as well.  Built to take reactive armour, the US Marines have started testing the LAV III for their own purchase.

  The LAV III is used almost exclusively by the Infantry Regiments of Canada, while the Coyote is used by the Armoured Regiment.  The Kodiak is amphibious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Move: 200/90
Combat Move: 50/22/7
Fuel Cap: 300
Fuel Consum: 102
Price: $ 140 000 (S/R)

($ 280 000)

 Combat Statistics:

 Armoured Vehicle

Fire Control: +2
Armament: 25mm Autocannon, 2x MAG MG's
Stabilization: Good  Config:     Trt Susp:     W(6)
Ammo: 845x 25mm, 2 175x 7.62mm TF: 9-Sp HF: 11-Sp
Fuel Type: D, A, G TS: 6 HS: 6-Sp
Load: 2.5 Tons TR: 6 HR: 4
 Vehicle Weight: 16.8 Tons Weapon ROF Mag Rng Ammo Damage Pen
Crew: 3 + 4 25mm 10 100B 250 API 10 3/-2/-5
Mnt: 11       250 HE C:1, B:3 -8C
Night Vision: Headlights, Active/Passive IR, Image Int.  
Radiological: Enclosed  

 

 

 

General Motors LAV-35

"Red Fox"

Canada

- Thanks to Brad Clark

The RED FOX is another example of progression of the LAV family used by the Canadian military. The chassis layout is of a LAV-25 and the turret is a rebuilt LAV-25 turret made to accommodate the twin Oerlikon 35mm, the Javelin launchers and the radar. The RED FOX like all of the LAV variants has proven itself time and time again. The RED FOX is used in most Canadian Air Defense Artillery Regiments and is also in use by the New Zealand and Australian armies.         

 

 

 

 

Travel Move: 180/70
Combat Move: 45/20
Fuel Cap: 320
Fuel Consum: 70
Price: $ 110 000 (-/S)

($ 225 000)

 Combat Statistics:

 Armoured Vehicle

Fire Control: +4
Armament: 35mm Twin guns, 6x Javelin SAM, MAG MG
Stabilization: Fair  Config:     Trt Susp:     W(6)
Ammo: 480x 35mm, 6x Javelin, 1 200x 7.62mm TF: 6 HF: 6
Fuel Type: D, A TS: 3 HS: 3
Load: 2 Tons TR: 3 HR: 3
 Vehicle Weight: 12 Tons Weapon ROF Mag Rng Ammo Damage Pen
Crew: 4 35mm (x2) 10 240D 500 API 12 -2/-4/-6
Mnt: 8       250 HE C:2, B:3 -6C
Night Vision: Headlights, Passive IR, RADAR Missile Rng Guidance Acc Level
Radiological: Enclosed Javelin SAM 4 000 RADAR Average

 

          

General Motors LAV-90

"BOBCAT I"

Canada

- Thanks to Brad Clark

 

With the same chassis layout is as LAV-25, the turret of the Bobcat I as an FV 101 with 90mm Cockerill gun.  The BOBCAT I was developed to replace the COUGAR Fire Support Vehicle used by the Canadian Forces since 1979.

  When the CF purchased the LAV III APC and the COYOTE Reconnaissance Vehicle in the late 90s, they saw the opportunity to replace her aging fire support vehicle fleet.  The BOBCAT I was the result and since then has proven itself a reliable and dependable vehicle in operations that the CF has participated in.

  The BOBCAT I is used by all Canadian Armoured Regiments in their cavalry squadrons. The BOBCAT I is being superceded in production by the BOBCAT II.

 

 

Travel Move: 180/70
Combat Move: 45/20
Fuel Cap: 300
Fuel Consum: 100
Price: $ 200 000 (-/S)

($ 500 000)

 Combat Statistics:

 Armoured Vehicle

Fire Control: +2
Armament: 90mm Gun, 2x MAG MG's
Stabilization: Fair  Config:     Trt Susp:     W(6)
Ammo: 40x 90mm, 2 400x 7.62mmN TF: 6 HF: 6
Fuel Type: D, A TS: 3 HS: 3
Load: 2 Tons TR: 3 HR: 3
 Vehicle Weight: 14.5 Tons  
Crew: 3 + 4  
Mnt: 8 Type Round Rng Damage Pen
Night Vision: Headlights, Passive IR, Thermal 90mm APDS-T 350 24 30/25/20/15
Radiological: Enclosed Rld: 1 HEAT 350 C:5, B:10 60C

 

         

General Motors LAV-105

"Bobcat II"

Canada, Australia, New Zealand

- Thanks to Brad Clark

 

With a chassis layout as the LAV-25,  and the AGS8 turret with a 105 mm gun, the Bobcat II is a follow up and an improvement of the BOBCAT I.  A replacement program is in effect in the Canadian Army to upgrade the BOBCAT I in regular Canadian Armoured Regiments. 

 

The remaining BOBCAT I's, being assigned to militia armoured units. Australia has also purchased the BOBCAT II for its army in small numbers.  Ford to a depth of 1.7 meters.

 

 

 

 

 

    

Travel Move: 180/70
Combat Move: 45/20
Fuel Cap: 320
Fuel Consum: 105
Price: $ 225 000 (-/S)

($ 545 000)

 Combat Statistics:

 Armoured Vehicle

Fire Control: +2
Armament: 105mm Gun, 2x MAG MG's
Stabilization: Fair  Config:     Trt Susp:     W(6)
Ammo: 30x 105mm, 2 200x 7.62mmN TF: 6 HF: 6
Fuel Type: D, A TS: 6 HS: 3
Load: 1.0 Ton TR: 4 HR: 3
 Vehicle Weight: 15 Tons Type Round Rng Damage Pen
Crew: 4 105mm APFSDS 500 26 80/60/60/40
Mnt: 8 Rld: 1 APFSDSDU 500 26 100/90/80/60
Night Vision: Headlights, Passive IR, Thermal   HEAT 400 C:6, B:15 80C
Radiological: Enclosed   WP 400 C:3, B:25 Nil
    FLEC 400 1* 1-Nil

     

 

General Motors LAV-105 LPT (Low Profile Target)

"Timber Wolf"

Canada, Australia, United States

- Thanks to Brad Clark

 

  Laid out similar to the LAV III and Bobcat, the Timber Wolf was a replacement to the Cougar AVGP and a supplement to the Canadian Leopard I C2.  Air portable, though not amphibious, the Timber Wolf uses the LPT turret, as opposed to the AGS8 turret of the Bobcat II.  A layer of passive armour has been applied to the Timber Wolf, adding to its all welded hull.

  The driver is located at the front of the vehicle on the left side, while the engine is in a sealed compartment in the front right.  The driver has access to the rear of the Timber Wolf via an access panel behind his seat.  The commander sits on the right side of the hull near the turret, while the gunner sits on the left.  Both have identical controls for operating the gun.  An automatic loader is mounted in the turret.  A stabilized day/thermal sighting system, as well as a low-light TV and optics are mounted to the gun with up to x7 zoom.  The LPT mounts a 105mm M68A1 rifled tank gun

  Steering is power-assisted on the two front axles, and 8x8 is engaged for cross country travel.  The rear four wheels are the power wheels when 8x8 is disengaged.  An advanced tire pressure regulation system is fitted, allowing the driver to increase or decrease the tire pressure as needed.  All wheels are run-flat tires.

  The crew can also enter the Timber Wolf via twin doors in the rear, or hatches in the roof.  With external comms fit and a hearty heating/cooling system, the Timber Wolf is one of the most advanced and comfortable of the LAV series.

 

Travel Move: 180/80
Combat Move: 45/25
Fuel Cap: 320
Fuel Consum: 75
Price: $ 250 000 (-/S)

($ 620 000)

 Combat Statistics:

 Armoured Vehicle

Fire Control: +2
Armament: 105mm Gun, 2x MAG MG's
Stabilization: Good  Config:     CIH Susp:     W(6)
Ammo: 32x 105mm, 2 200x 7.62mmN TF: 8 HF: 8
Fuel Type: D, A TS: 8 HS: 5
Load: 1.4 Tons TR: 6 HR: 6
 Vehicle Weight: 18 Tons Type Round Rng Damage Pen
Crew: 3 105mm APFSDS 500 26 80/60/60/40
Mnt: 12 Rld: 1 APFSDSDU 500 26 100/90/80/60
Night Vision: Headlights, Passive IR, Thermal   HEAT 400 C:6, B:15 80C
Radiological: Enclosed   WP 400 C:3, B:25 Nil
    FLEC 400 1* 1-Nil

 

 

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