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Light Armored Vehicle - Air Defense




First Produced/Service Dates: 1997-1998
Manufactured by: Chassis: General Dynamics Land Systems of Canada (Was GM of Canada); Turret: General Electric
Crew: 4
Armament: Turret: (2) Quadruple Stinger Anti-Aircraft Missile Launchers & (1) GAU-12 25mm Gatling Gun
Miscellaneous Info: The LAV-AD is the Air Defense variant in the United States Marine Corps family of Light Armored Vehicles (LAV).  Although based on the same LAV design it was fielded many years after the initial procurement of vehicles in the early 1980's. Only a small number (17) of these variants were built before production ceased.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
LAV-AD Photos  US Dept. of Defense

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
LAV-AD Information and Photos Federation of American Scientists
LAV-AD Information and Photos Global Security.Org

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
For products useable with all LAV variants, see the LAV Family Series Index      
LAV-AD Light Air Defense Vehicle Kit (72406) Ace Models 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
LAV-ADV Model Kit (274) Italeri 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
LAV-AD Model Kit (6274) Italeri 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Release of kit #274
LAV-AD Kit (00393) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
LAV-AD Detail Set (36074)  Eduard  1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For Trumpeter Kit

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
LAV-AD Pictures and Modifications Sheet Matthew Malogorski - Columbus, Ohio USA


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