Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) 6.0

Description

Description

The Canadian Army’s Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) III fleet have been replaced with the LAV 6.0 as the Army’s primary infantry fighting vehicle. With enhanced protection, mobility and firepower, this upgraded all-weather vehicle can be used on most types of terrain. The vehicle can ford hard-bottomed bodies of water to a depth of 1.5 metres. Capable of speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour on roads, the LAV III Upgrade gives the commander more options in both combat and non-combat situations.

The LAV III Upgrade6.0 is powered by a water-cooled, six-cylinder, 450-horsepower, and turbo-charged diesel engine with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The operator can select four or eight-wheel drive.

Variants

Variants

  • Infantry section carrier (ISC) vehicle
  • Command post vehicle
  • Engineer vehicle
  • Reconnaissance (Recce) vehicle
  • Observation post vehicle
Specifications

Specifications (ISC only)

Weight

  • Basic weight: 20,638 kilograms
  • Combat load (with Add-on-Armour): 28,576 kilograms

Dimensions

  • Length: 7.827 metres
  • Width: 3.250 metres
  • Height: 3.266 metres

Mobility

  • Highway speed: 100 km/hour
  • Off-road speed: 40 km/hour
  • Highway range: 600 km
  • Off road range: 450 km
  • Maximum grade: 60%
  • Side slope: 30%
  • Ditch cross: 2 m

Fuel

  • Type: Diesel or JP-8
  • Capacity: 207 L
  • Consumption: 0.80 L/km

Capabilities

  • Arctic: Yes
  • Add-on armour: Yes

Crew

  • Vehicle crew: 3
  • Passengers: 7
Weapons

Weapons

  • M242 25-millimetre Bushmaster cannon
  • C6 7.62-millimetre coaxial, medium machine gun
  • C9A2 5.56-millimetre light machine gun
  • 76-millimetre multi-barrel grenade discharger (MBGD)

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