LVTR-7 / AAVR-7A1

In 1968,  the FMC company presented the LVTR-X2 recovery vehicle prototype as part of the LVTP-7 amphibious carriers family. The series model would be designated as LVTR-7, (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Recovery model 7), and it was the variant designed to give support to the damaged or stuck vehicles during landing operations. The LVTR-7 had an hydraulically-operated boom with a maximum lifting capacity of 4,300kg and a recovery winch of 13,500kg capacity with 85 meters of cable. This vehicle can also work as a mobile workshop, so it has a welding equipment, an AC electric generator and a complete toolkit. Like the rest of the LVTP-7 family, its designation changed after its Service Life Extension Program, made during the 80s, and since then it was designated as AAVR-7A1.

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Country of origin

United States

Builder

United Defense (FMC Corporation)

Type

Armoured recovery vehicle

Entered service

1971

Crew

5

Combat weight

LVTR.7: 24,750 kg – AAVR.7A1: 29,900 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

7.94 x 3.27 x 3.26 meters

Armour, (maximum)

Aluminium: 45mm

Power plant

AAVR.7A1: 1 x Cummins VT.400 turbocharged diesel engine, 400 hp
LVTR.7: 1 x Detroit Diesel 8V.53T turbocharged diesel engine, 400 hp

Speed

66 km/h on road – 14 km/h on water

Range

480 km on land – 92 km on water

Armament

1 x 7.62mm MG