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LAV

Posted: January 18, 2012 in IFV"s

The Marine corps has its own breed of Land Attack Vehicles called the LAV (land attack vehicle). It is an heavily 8 wheeled assault vehicle. It is armed with a 25mm Bushmaster chain gun and a mounted M249 medium MG (medium machine gun). The LAV can carry up to 6 troops in a back compartment. On the top of the troop compartment there are hatches that open to allow the soldiers inside to fire from mobile cover. There is also access to the crew compartment from the troop transport section. The LAV is a very valuable tool used by the U.S. Marines

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M1A3 Bradley IFV/APC

Posted: January 18, 2012 in IFV"s

The M1A3 Bradley is considered to be both IFV (infantry fighting vehicle) and an APC (armored personal carrier) due to the fact that it can carry troops to the battlefield, but it can also give those troops serious supporting firepower. The M1A3 is able to carry 4 to 6 troops in the rear compartment. It is armed with a 25mm Bushmaster chain gun, and a reusable T.O.W. anti tank rocket pod. The Bushmaster 25mm is for anti personal but can be used on light vehicles. The T.O.W. is the only armament the Bradley has that can destroy enemy Armour. The Bradley has the same lam-anent armor as the M1A2 Abrams MBT, but it is only 1 inch thick.