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purpose

Marines are known for being adaptable, versatile and reliable. With numerous variants and a proven track record on the battlefield, the LAV-25 has also earned this reputation. Marine Light Armored Vehicles combine speed, maneuverability and firepower to perform a variety of functions, including security, command and control, reconnaissance and assault. Able to operate on land and in water, carry communications equipment and provide a weapons platform, the LAV isn't just part of a combined arms force—it is one.

features

  • Can drive in 4- or 8-wheel drive
  • Can reach speeds of 62.5 mph on land
  • Powerful diesel fuel engine
  • 360-degree traversing turret
  • Armed with 25mm cannon and two M240 machine guns
  • Operated by a crew of three Marines
  • Includes two 4-barrel smoke grenade launchers

roles

Just a few of the enlisted LAV roles include:

  • LAV Repairer/Technician
  • LAV Crewman

View a list of roles in the Marine Corps.

 

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Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25)

Able to carry communications equipment and provide a weapons platform, the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25) isn't just part of a combined arms force—it is one.