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Coyote Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle
|Country of Origin/Used by:||Canada|
|First Produced/Service Dates:||1996|
|Manufactured by:||General Dynamics Land Systems -Canada|
Turret: 25mm M242 Bushmaster Chain Gun; Co-Axial: 7.62mm Machine Gun; Tertiary/Gunner: 7.62mm general purpose machine gun.
|Engine:||6 Cylinder Diesel|
The Coyote is an armored reconnaissance variant
in the Canadian Light Armor Vehicle (LAV) Series.
Although similar to the
Bison APC and also based upon the
MOWAG Piranha 2 chassis, the Coyote is not a variant of the APC, nor is
The Coyote was produced in three (3) separate configurations, two (2) of which are fitted with extensive sensor/surveillance systems. The first version is equipped with the "Brigade Surveillance Suite" (BSS) which utilizes a 10 meter telescoping mast to mount its sensors. The second version is equipped with the "Battle Group Surveillance Suite" (BGSS) which utilizes 2 deployable tripods to mount its sensors up to 200 meters away from the vehicle. The third version is named the Direct Fire Support Vehicle (DFSV), and although fitted to mount the sensors, the vehicles do not have them.
The advanced sensors and systems available in the BSS and BGSS are identical and consist of the Racal Man-Portable Surveillance & Target Acquisition Radar (MSTAR) System, thermal-imaging system, visible spectrum camera (with continuous zoom) and a laser rangefinder. Other sensors available include the Ferret 3D passive acoustic small-arms fire detection system and a NBC detection & monitoring system. Finally, all configurations, including the DFSV, are also fitted with a laser warning receiver and an advanced navigation system with GPS and digital compass.
|Data Sheet Available:||None Available|
|Photo Above||JK "Ken" LeClair - Victoria, British Columbia Canada|
|Coyote Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle Photos||Anthony Sewards - Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Coyote Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle Photos (With Brigade Surveillance Suite)||Anthony Sewards|
|Coyote Armored Recon Vehicle Information and Photos||Army Guide.Com website|
|Coyote Armored Recon Vehicle Information and Photos||General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada Website|
|Coyote Armored Recon Vehicle Information and Photos||Military Today. Com website|
|Coyote Armored Recon Vehicle Photos 1 via Dan Hay||Prime Portal website|
|Coyote Armored Recon Vehicle Photos 2 via Dan Hay||Prime Portal website|
|Armored Car- A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles||R.J. Hunnicutt|
|Canadian LAV III/Coyote/Bison Series AFV's Photo Reference CD-ROM||JK "Ken" LeClair (available directly from author via e-mail)|
|Canadian Wheeled Project: Coyote DVD||Anthony Sewards|
|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
|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|
|Vehicules Blindes de Combat Roues (Wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicles) 8x8 (Histoire & Collections)||Youri Obraztsov|
Kits and Accessories
|Model Kit||Manufacturer||Scale||Other Information|
|ASLAV-25 Recon Vehicle Model Kit (392)||Trumpeter||1/35||Injection Molded Plastic.|
|Aftermarket Set||Manufacturer||Scale||Other Information|
|LAV Coyote Conversion Set (RMA 35143)||Real Model||1/35||Multi-Media Conversion Kit. Should be used with Trumpeter ASLAV Model kit, shown above.|
|LAV Stowage Set (RMA 35140)||Real Model||1/35||Resin; Looks like it can be used on any LAV ore even on most modern vehicles.|
LAV Lense and Tail Light Set (SKP128)
Resin and Photo Etch Brass; For Trumpeter Kits.