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LAV-300, a state-of-the-art 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle, reaches speeds of 65 mph (105 km/hr) and accelerates from zero to 20 mph (32 km/hr) in less than 10 seconds. The body is constructed of ballistic steel plate that defeats multiple hits by 7.62-mm ammunition. The fully amphibious LAV-300 is outfitted to customer specifications. The LAV-300 is available in a variety of configurations, including a 90-mm turreted version.

This system, produced by Textron Marine and Land Systems Division, is not used by the US military, although it is available for Foreign Military Sales.


Name V-300 Commando
Crew 3 (commander, gunner, driver) +9-10 troops
Combat Weight 32,000 lb.
Hull length 21 ft
Width 8 ft 4 in
Height 6 ft 6 in
Ground Clearance 14 in
Track Width none
Main Armament Cockrill Mk 3 90mm /36 cal rifled gun with 39 rounds
Secondary Armament 7.62mm coaxial machine gun with 400 rounds, 7.62mm anti-aircraft machine gun with 200 rounds
Sensors and Fire Control 8 power monocular sight and 1 power periscope for gunner, 3 vision blocks for commander
Armor CADLOY  ballistic steel plate, proof against 7.62mm ball ammunition (vision blocks and periscopes hardened to same level
Power Plant Cummins VT-504 270-hp liquid cooled turbocharged V-8 diesel engine.
Suspension 6x6 wheels (6 driving wheels- 2 wheel steering front axle has solid beam on trailing arms.
Rear axles have independent trailing arm with coil springs and 1 shock absorber
Speed 92 mph, water 3 mph driven by wheels range 435 miles
Obstacle Clearance Vertical 2 ft gradient 60%, amphibious

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