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LAV-25: The Marine Corps? Light Armored Vehicle
     

LAV-25: The Marine Corps? Light Armored Vehicle

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by James D'Angina, Henry Morshead (Illustrator)
 

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The Light Armored Vehicle -25 (LAV-25) has played a significant role in transforming Marine Corps doctrine since its introduction in the early-1980s. The Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle program was based on the proven Swiss MOWAG Piranha series of 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 wheeled vehicles. However, developing organizational units, tactics, and employment of the weapon

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The Light Armored Vehicle -25 (LAV-25) has played a significant role in transforming Marine Corps doctrine since its introduction in the early-1980s. The Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle program was based on the proven Swiss MOWAG Piranha series of 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 wheeled vehicles. However, developing organizational 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 action in Panama during Operation Just Cause (1989); LAV-25s have fought in every major conflict since - to include the current conflicts during Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq. During Operation Desert Storm the vehicle's record shows mixed results due to a string of friendly fire incidents; however one LAV-25 Commander earned the Navy Cross (one of only two Navy Crosses awarded to Marines during the Gulf War). The success of the LAV program has translated to several operators such as Canada, Australia, and the Saudi Arabian National Guard employing the weapon system for their own forces. This in-depth, highly-illustrated title will shed new light on this popular subject.

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“Author James D'Angina covers the full history of this vehicle from its development, use in the Corps and the various places it has seen duty. We get to look at several of its systems and how the LAV-25 has been improved over the years. All of this is accompanied by a superb selection of color photos and the illustrations of artist Henry Morshead. Overall, an excellent reference into this fascinating and highly utilitarian vehicle and one that you should get for your library.” —Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849086110
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Series:
New Vanguard Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
925,969
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.14(d)

Meet the Author


James D'Angina is the former Curator for the US Army's Air Defense Artillery Museum, Fort Bliss, and has written multiple articles for the US Air Force and the United States Marine Corps.

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LAV-25: The Marine Corps? Light Armored Vehicle 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a marine and like tanks you might be interested. Its a good read