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"82nd Airborne Div. getting Marine LAV-25's" Topic


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28mm Fanatik30 Oct 2018 2:23 p.m. PST

Shouldn't it be the other way around?

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Lion in the Stars30 Oct 2018 4:04 p.m. PST

The US Army doesn't use LAV-25s, though.

Kinda surprised that the 82nd didn't get Stryker Dragoons.

Ashokmarine30 Oct 2018 5:02 p.m. PST

Cool vehicle..funny they got leftovers though

GROSSMAN30 Oct 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

Isn't the Striker too big for airborne ops?

Prof Pate31 Oct 2018 10:33 a.m. PST

Grossman you hit the nail. Yes almost as immobile as an M1AA. Stryker is appalling waste IMO. Should have all had LAV.

Lion in the Stars31 Oct 2018 9:21 p.m. PST

?

Strykers, without the slat armor, are C130-transportable. You do need to dismount the RWS, though, that's too tall to fit up the ramp.

Andy ONeill01 Nov 2018 6:28 a.m. PST

Is slat armour bolted on?

28mm Fanatik01 Nov 2018 8:02 a.m. PST

The army evaluated both. The LAV was chosen over the Stryker because they could fit one more in a C-17.

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Garand02 Nov 2018 6:02 a.m. PST

IIRC the Styker is air transportable in a C-130 with a waiver. So its an issue where they can JUST get it in…

Damon.

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