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LAV-25A2/A4
The LAV-25A2 is an 8-wheeled Light Armored Vehicle currently in use with the USMC. The vehicle is the backbone of the Marine Corps' Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions. After I started this little project of mine sometime in late June, I'm happy and relieved to say, it's finally done.
About this creation
LAV-25A2 Side profile. I tried to give in a more "in country" look by adding the spare tire, rolled up net, and packs.

LAV-25A2 turret The LAV-25's turret features two hatches (one for the vehicle commander, one for the gunner), a Bushmaster M242 25mm Automatic Cannon, M257 Smoke Grenade Launchers, a coaxial M240C, and a pintle mounted M240B/G. It also features armored shields placed around the hatches in order to protect the turret's crew members.

LAV-25A2 The LAV engaging an imaginary target. The grey pole setup near the front of the LAV is a sort of anti-IED device.

PhotobucketThe M240 shield fell down at more of an angle than it should be, in this pic.

Photobucket Turret view showing the armor plating around the hatches and the vehicle commander (VC).

LAV-25A2 Side profile. The current SLEP (Service Life Extension Program) puts armor over the exhaust equipment, giving it a boxy look compared to the older tubular style. The newer A2 also features additional armor over most of the vehicle, bringing the vehicles weight to around 16 tons.

LAV-25A2 Driver and engine hatchs open. The LAV-25's powerplant consists of a 6V53T Detroit Diesel Turbo-Charged engine which produces around 350 hp. I'm not sure if the engine hatch opens like that, but I couldn't find any photos or video of it. I didn't have the right pieces to change the driver's periscopes to trans-black or dark tan.

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The LAV features a troop compartment at the rear of the vehicle. Two top hatches and two rear doors are available to the dismounts. It normally carries four Marine dismounts (troops). Two sight/port holes (if that's what you want to call them) are located on each side of the compartment.

LAV-25A2
Troops compartment hatches/doors open. The inside is a little detail-lacking, so I'll probably update that bit eventually.

LAV-25A2 View from the front of the vehicle.

LAV-25A2 One more photo for good measure.




LAV-25A4

LAV-25A4
The LAV-25A4 is the version of the LAV series set for the battlefield of 2035. The vehicle's powerplant has been upgraded and now pushes out approximately 500 hp. This increase in horsepower allows the vehicle to feature a new water propulsion system, therefore reganing its amphibious capabilities. The addition of the missile system and higher caliber main gun have caused space in the rear compartment to be used for ammuntion storage, meaning less room for dismounts. Improved ballistics protection has also been included. The advancement in communication technology has allowed the rear antennas to be removed. The Anti-IED boom/pole has been replaced by a much smaller device that accomplishes the same task, now housed in a small curved bump in the hull where the boom/pole was once located. These changes cause the vehicle to have an overall lower profile. A vehicle defense system has also been incorporated into the vehicle. The system is similar to the Iron Curtain, Trophy, and Quick Kill systems. The system will track any incoming projectiles and will assess the threat level based on size, speed, shape and other factors; the system will then take necessary actions to neutralize that threat. In the case of an RPG round, the system will intercept the round with a projectile fired from the system; in the case of a bullet, the system will aquire the location/direction of which it was fired but will not stop the incoming round; in the case of a guided/seeking missile the system will jam the missiles guidance system or intercept it with a fired projectile. The highly advanced system can detect and neutralize anything from an incoming artillery/tank round to a dropped bomb. This is just some available information on the system.

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Changes to the turret include the addition of a CROWS M2 .50 cal station, Anti-tank missile system, Mk44 Bushmaster 30/40mm automatic cannon, and a vehicle defense system.



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-This is my first modern military vehicle and I hope you enjoyed it.
-There are a few things I've changed/need to change after receiving feedback from an LAV crewmen. So, I'll have updated pictures up soon.



Comments

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  December 23, 2013
I am amazed at the level of detail you have put into this model. As an LAV-25 crewman, I know this vehicle inside and out. You have done an excellent job capturing the engine compartment, troop hatches and weapon systems. I would very much like a model for my LAV-company. If there is any way I can purchase instructions on how to build one, or purchase that one from you directly please let me know. My e-mail is devildogdave80@yahoo.com. Semper Fi.
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  January 6, 2012
Can I use your design for my MOCS ?
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  April 19, 2011
This is awsome!! You have nailed it right on. I love the color. How much did it cost you to make it? I assume you bought most of the pieces from Bricklink.com. Did you make it on Lego Digital Designer?
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  January 3, 2011
That is AWSOME!!! I cannot believe how accurate that is!!! If could please email me instruction for the LAV-25/A2-A4 or email me a LEGO DIGITAL DESIGNER document. My email address is kylemeyer1997@gmail.com. Thanks and great job!!!!!
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  November 2, 2010
This is so great
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  October 11, 2010
It's awesome, wish i had enough blocks to make it
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  June 1, 2010
COOL!!!!! good work on it (:] i got a lego black hawk i made. i'll put it on here smoe time! good work.thxs for jioning
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  June 1, 2010
COOL!!!!! good work on it (:] i got a lego black hawk i made. i'll put it on here smoe time! good work.thxs for jioning
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  May 30, 2010
WIN. Seriously, win. lol, I finally got around to commenting on this.
  May 29, 2010
Very well built. You also have a picture of the under side?
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  April 7, 2010
hey i like this right here i made a stryker its ok 2nd best i seen stryker but this just blows my mind.....
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  April 7, 2010
you are amazing!
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  April 6, 2010
Excellent new additions to the A4 model. Loving the new turret attachments. High-five!
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  February 5, 2010
i love it. very accurate and blows my model WAY out of the water.
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  January 31, 2010
Great MOC! i just couldnt resist saying this but, I BEAT YOU TO MAKING THE M109A6 PALADIN HOWITZER!!!!!
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  January 26, 2010
dude where can i get some of the body armor on ur rangers?
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  January 24, 2010
YOU REALLY NEED TO POST INSTRUCTIONS AFTER U UPDATE IT! ~Someone Posting (thegoodknigh)
Shk Ad Aw
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Ryan Mitchell
  January 23, 2010
This is amazing, i wish i can build something like this, but im in a brick depression so I can't.
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  January 23, 2010
That took long enough.. Great job!
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  January 23, 2010
its an awsome shape and an awsome vehicle!. one problem you have though is that its over 3 minifig heights tall. the reall apc is only about 1 and a half humans tall. i had this problem when i was desegning my hummer(srry not posted. you might want to adjust the size but kepp the same shape is you ever build a V2. excillent work!
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  January 23, 2010
AWEsome
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  January 23, 2010
This is just excellent, great job
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  January 23, 2010
Having experience with the Canadian version of the LAV25 (Coyote) I have to say this MOC really captures the vehicle. Great go for a first AFV outing. I love the details like the engine compartment. The crew compartment in the back doesn't really have much detail to offer in real-life so I wouldn't worry about ;-) If you give it another go, just tile it white and you're good to go.
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  January 23, 2010
Awesome and nice moc there,could you check this out please, http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/178145
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  January 23, 2010
Awesome. How do you make the wheels like that?
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  January 23, 2010
Brilliant!
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  January 23, 2010
WOW! I think this is pretty awesome vehicle! So much details, too! Amazing ~Young
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  January 23, 2010
You know what I have to say about this. Sleek, awesome, and all-around awesomesauce. Now hurry up and make the updated version for the group.
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  January 23, 2010
If it wasn't for all the brickarms and the fig this would be perfect.
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  January 22, 2010
Dude, I haven't seen a new moc form ya in a long time, How have you been?
 
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