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ASLAV-25

Australian Light Armored Vehicle

 Reconnaissance Vehicle 

 

ASLAV-25 (Phase III)


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Australia
First Produced/Service Dates: Phase 1 = 1990
Phase 2 = 1994
Phase 3 = 2002
Manufactured by: General Dynamics Land Systems of Canada (Was GM of Canada)
Crew: 3+6 Troops
Armament: Turret: M242 25mm Bushmaster Cannon; Co-Axial: 7.62mm MAG58 Machine Gun; Pintle Mounted: 7.62mm MG.
Engine: 6 Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info:

The ASLAV 25 is the reconnaissance vehicle in the Australian Light Armored Vehicle (ASLAV) series. The ASLAV 25 is equipped with the Type 1 Hull, which allows for the fitting of a two-man turret. 

The ASLAV's were procured/produced in 3 "Phases".  Each phase (version) consists of upgrades and changes to improve the performance of the vehicles and older vehicles were sometimes upgraded to the improved "phase" model standards.  Phase 1 ASLAV's were purchased directly from the US Marine Corps and delivered in 1990. Phase 2 vehicles are based on the MOWAG Piranha 2 Chassis and are the original 97 LAVs procured directly from GM of Canada and delivered between 1994-1996.  Phase 3 vehicles are the follow-up purchase of 150 vehicles by Australia directly from GM; and
delivered between 2002-2004.  The Phase 1 ASLAV's are very similar to the 8x8 Piranha 1 and the USMC's LAV-25 vehicles. The Phase 3 vehicles are similar to the Canadian Coyote Recon Vehicle and Bison APC. In addition to the ASLAV-25 Recon vehicles other ASLAV variants are the ASLAV-A (Ambulance), ASLAV-C (Command), ASLAV-F (Fitter/Field Repair), ASLAV-PC (APC), ASLAV-R (Recovery), and ASLAV-S (Surveillance).

 

Miscellaneous info and vehicle clarification provided by Steve Hearn of Southampton, Ontario CANADA.

Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
ASLAV-25 (Phase 3) Recon Vehicle Photos Australian Supporter of WarWheels.Net
  ASLAV-25 Recon Vehicle Photo Australian Department of Defence
  ASLAV-25 Recon Vehicle Photo Australian War Memorial
  ASLAV-Surveillance Vehicle Photo Australian Department of Defence

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
ASLAV In East Timor and Australia Aussie Modeler International
ASLAV Information & Photos Army Guide.Com
ASLAV Information & Photos Army Technology.Com
ASLAV Information & Photos Military Today Website
ASLAV Photos by Peter Battle Prime Portal
"Australian LAV-25 Photos" By Barry Marriott Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #4)
"The Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) In Australian Service"  By John Myszka Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #32)

Printed

Reference Author
ASLAV Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (Military Briefs No.4) (Mouse House Enterprises) John Myszka
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss
LAV-25: The Marine Corps' Light Armored Vehicle (Osprey Publishing: New Vanguard #185) James D'Angina
LAV & Piranha: The Extended Family (Concord Mini-Color Series) Gordon Arthur & Steve Hearn
MOWAG Piranha: Wheeled Armour for the Modern Battlefield (Tankograd Publishing) Stefan Marx

"Operation Slipper" (October 2009 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Niels Quist & Robbin Reym
Vehicules Blindes de Combat Roues (Wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicles) 8x8 (Histoire & Collections) Youri Obraztsov

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
ASLAV-25 Recon Vehicle Model Kit (000392) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
ASLAV-PC PHASE 3 Model Kit (05535) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

ASLAV 25 Phase III Correction/Update Sets (4 Options) (ACM35851)

Arms Corps Models 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter kit 000392

ASLAV 25 Phase III Correction/Update "Bar Armour" Sets (4 Options) (ACM35852)

Arms Corps Models 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter kit 000392
DUKE Antenna for ASLAV FOV and Bushmaster PMV (ACM35874) Arms Corps Models 1/35 Resin; For Arms Corps Models ASLAV products and Showcase Models Bushy.

Australian ASLAV Accessories (T35063)

Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter kit 000392

ASLAV PC Phase 3 Accessory Set (T35120)

Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit 05535

ASLAV Hessian Tape Accessory Set (T35192)

Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit 000392
Decal Set: USMC LAV-25 In OIF and Aussie ASLAV LAV-25 In Operation Catalyst 2003 (T35011) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set

LAV Mirrors (Two Different Releases: 357014 & 357114)

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

For Italeri/Revell of Germany Model Kits; "Peel and Stick" Series.

LAV Mirrors (357132)

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

For Trumpeter Model Kits; "Peel and Stick" Series.

ASLAV-25 RC Detail Set (36087)  Eduard  1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For Trumpeter ASLAV Kit
ASLAV Update Set with Kangaroo (LF1200) Legend Productions 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter ASLAV Kit (392)
ASLAV (Sagged) Wheel Set ( LF1198) Legend Productions 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter ASLAV Kit (392)
ASLAV 25 Conversion Set (MT72140) ModellTrans Modellbau 1/72 Resin; For Trumpeter LAV 25 Model Kit
ASLAV 25 25mm Fluted Barrel (MA108) Mouse House Enterprises 1/35 Turned Barrel; For Trumpeter ASLAV Kit
MAG58 Machine Gun with Swing Arm Mount (MA117) Mouse House Enterprises 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter ASLAV Kit
ASLAV 25 XML Bulged/Weighted Wheels(MA508) Mouse House Enterprises 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter ASLAV Kit
Phase III ASLAV 25 Update Set (Australia 2004+ / Afghanistan 2006+) (MA132); Mouse House Enterprises 1/35 Multi-Media Kit for Trumpeter ASLAV Kit
Phase III ASLAV Recovery Vehicle Conversion (with Type 3 hull) (MA132) Mouse House Enterprises 1/35 Multi-Media Kit for Trumpeter Trumpeter LAV R Lit (00370)
ASLAV 25 Phase II Conversion (MA109) Mouse House Enterprises 1/35 Resin; For Italeri/Revell of Germany kit
ASLAV 25 Phase II Conversion (MA112) Mouse House Enterprises 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter U.S. LAV-25 kit
ASLAV 25 PC Decal Sheet 1 (MAD622) Mouse House Enterprises 1/35 Decals
ASLAV 25 PC Decal Sheet 2 (MAD623) Mouse House Enterprises 1/35 Decals
ASLAV-25 Wheel Set (RE35-179) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.
ASLAV-25 Wheel Set (RE35-221) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.
ASLAV Small stowage set (RMA 35204) Real Model 1/35 For Trumpeter ASLAV Kit; Resin;

LAV Lense and Tail Light Set (SKP128)

SKP Model

1/35

Resin and Photo Etch Brass; For Trumpeter Kits.

ASLAV-25 Turret Weapon Set (VBS0161) Voyager Models 1/35 Multi-Media.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider