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Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (LRV) 400


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: Mark 1 = 2012
Mark 2 = 2015
Manufactured by: Supacat, Ltd. and QT Services
Crew: 3 (Can be configured to accomodate more)
Armament: Primary: Rear Mounted Weapons Ring or a Remote Weapons Station fitted with a 7.62mm Machine Gun, 12.7mm Heavy MG or 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher. Commander: 7.62mm MG
Engine:

Mark 1 = 5-Cylinder Diesel

Mark 2 = 6-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel

Miscellaneous Info:

The Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (LRV) 400 was developed to both augment and replace the Supacat HMT 400/Jackal High Mobility Weapons Platform.  The first version of the LRV (retroactively referred to as the Mark) 1 was based on the Wildcat Light Armored Utility Vehicle.  The Wildcat was itself developed upon the QT Services Wildcat 500 Race Car and “militarized” by Supacat. 

The subsequent Mark 2 was upgraded and improved, most notably being built upon the strengthened chassis of the Land Rover Discovery 4. The concept of the LRV was to be a capable and flexible vehicle able to be fitted with a multitude of mission modules/protection packages in order to perform many different roles and tasks.  The vehicle was even able to be converted into a 6x6 variant, although it is not known if the latest models retain that capability. Although it is not known if the LRV 400 Mark 1 or 2 were ever put into service by anyone, there are reports that a new Mark 3 version is currently being used by UK Special Forces.

Data Sheet Available:   LRV 400 Mark 1 Specifications Sheet (Supacat, Ltd.)
  LRV 400 Mark 2 Specifications Sheet (Supacat, Ltd.)

Photos

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      LRV 400 Mark 2 Vehicle Photos Jan-Willem de Boer - Netherlands
LRV 400 Vehicle Photos Supacat, Ltd.

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Online

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LRV 400 Information & Photos Aerospace & Defense Technology.Com
LRV 400 Information & Photos Army-Guide.com
LRV 400 Information & Photos Supacat, Ltd.

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