LAV-25.The Marine Corps' Light Armored Vehicle
Автор: James D'Angina
Серия: New Vanguard 185
Размер: 3,2 MB
The Light Armored Vehicle 25 (LAV-25) has played a significant role in
transforming United States Marine Corps doctrine since its introduction in the
early 1980s. The Marine Corps’ Light Armored Vehicle programme was based on the
proven Swiss MOWAG Piranha series of 4 x 4, 6 x 6, and 8 x 8 wheeled vehicles.
However, developing organisational units, tactics, and employment of the weapon
system within the force structure of the Marine Corps proved to be more of a
challenge than fielding the weapon system. This resulted in multiple
re-designations for LAV units within the Corps. The LAV first saw combat in
Panama during Operation Just Cause and LAV-25s have fought in every major
conflict since, including Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi
Freedom. This book covers the design, development, and deployment of this
continuingly successful vehicle.