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Australian Light Armored Vehicle

ASLAV-25 Reconnaissance Vehicle 

ASLAV-25 (Phase III)


Statistics

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: MAG58 7.62mm Machine Gun; Pintle Mounted: 7.62 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. T
he 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 Vehicle Photos Australian Supporter of WarWheels.Net

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
ASLAV In East Timor and Australia Aussie Modeler International
ASLAV Information and Photos Army Guide.Com
ASLAV Information and Photos Army Technology.Com
ASLAV Information and Photos Australian Army Website
ASLAV Information and Photos General Dynamics Land Systems-Australia
ASLAV Information and 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)
Patrick Keenan's Review at the AMPS Website
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)

Decal Review by Terry Ashley of PMMS

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