LAV-AT gallery

The Emerson 901 turret can rotate 360 degrees and the missiles are manually reloaded from inside the vehicle. The LAV-AT carries 14 reloading missiles and has a portable launcher to fire the missiles away from the vehicle if necessary.
This is the LAV-ATA1 with the M-901A1 turret that allows the firing of the TOW-2 anti-tank missile with higher performance than the original TOW. With this missile the LAV-AT can reach targets up to 4.5 km away and could knock out most of the tanks currently in service.
During the 1991 Gulf War, the U.S. Marines deployed 48 LAV-ATs that were put to the test in the harsh conditions of the desert. These vehicles belonged to the Light Armored Reconnaissance Batallions that were deployed in Saudi Arabia since December 1990.
In 2003, during Operation Iraqi Freedom the U.S. Marines deployed again a total of 48 LAV-AT with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Batallions belonging to the 1st Marine Division, which had 16 vehicles each. These units participated in the advance towards Baghdad.


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