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LAV/V-150 Series

Armored Fighting Vehicle

Filipino V150ST


Country of Origin/Used by: Developed in USA (But used by many other countries including, Haiti, Jamaica, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand)
First Produced/Service Dates:

1971 V150

1985 V150S

1993 V150ST
Manufactured by: Cadillac Gage (Later Textron Marine and Land Systems)
Crew: 3+2

Different Turrets and Weapons Packages can be fitted including:

(2) 7.62mm LMG

(2) 12.7mm HMG

(1) 20mm Oerlikon Cannon and 7.62mm LMG

(1) 25 mm Cannon

(1) 20mm Vulcan  Mini-Gun

(1) 30mm  Cannon

(1) 12.7mm MG and (1) 40mm Grenade launcher
(1) 76mm L22A1 Cannon

(1) 90mm Cannon (Cockerill MK III or Mecar)

(1) 81mm Mortar

Engine: (8) Cylinder Gasoline (ST Version sports a Turbo-Diesel)
Miscellaneous Info: Initially this vehicle was called the V-150, but later changed to LAV-150.  The V150 was actually a hybrid design of the V-100 and V-200, which it followed. Upgraded versions were the V-150S (lengthened 46cm with longer wheel base) and V-150ST (also added turbo-charged diesel engine and improved drive train).  The latest incarnation of this vehicle is the M1117 Guardian ASV.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
90mm Cockerill Cannon Turret Drawing Cadillac-Gage via Dave Haugh - Content Editor
LAV 150 Photo Jaizon Allas - IPMS- Philippines Bert Anido
  LAV 150 AFV Photos (Philippine National Police) "Blackhand" - Philippines
  LAV 150 AFV Photo (Haiti: Circa 1988) Dave Haugh
LAV 150S AFV Photos (Philippine Army and National Police) "Blackhand"
  LAV 150 AFV Photo US Army via Joe Trevithick
LAV 150ST Photos Jaizon Allas
LAV 150ST Photos "Blackhand"

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
LAV-150 Information & Photos Army Guide.Com
LAV-150 Information & Photos Federation of American Scientists
LAV-150 Information & Photos Global Security.Com


Reference Author
Armored Car: A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles R.P. Hunnicutt
Cadillac Gage V-100 Commando (1960-71) (Osprey Publications) R. Lathrop & J. McDonald
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert Icks
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss

"Kiwi Armour" (April 2009 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Gordon Arthur

"Philippine Marines" (June 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Franz Tinio-Lopez
Southeast Asian Army Vehicles: Army Vehicles of Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore (Tankograd Publications) Gordon Arthurs
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service BT White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
V150 with 20mm Cannon Model Kit (82420) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
LAV150 APC Armored Vehicle w/90mm Mecar Gun Model Kit ( HB82421 ) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
V150S Commando APC Vehicle w/90mm Cockerill Gun Model Kit (HB82422) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
V150 Commando APC (HFN033) Model Kit HobbyFan 1/35 Multi-Media Model
V-150 with 90mm Cockerill Cannon Verlinden 1/35 Resin
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
90mm Mecar Early Gun Barrel (K35-006) Armorscale 1/35 Multi-Media.
LAV-150 Road Wheel Set (R35-079) Armorscale 1/35 Resin
V-100/150 HULL INTERIOR SET (35111) Azimut Productions 1/35 Resin
V100 & V150 Commando Armored Cars of the World: Part 1 (D356091) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals
V100 & V150 Commando Armored Cars of the World: Part 2 (D356116) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals
M706/V100 Mirrors (357134) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 For Hobby Boss Model Kits;"Peel and Stick" Series.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
LAV-150 Commando with 90mm Cockerill Gun Model Photos (1/35 Hobby Boss) Wayne Cassell - Littleton, Colorado USA