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Light Armored Vehicle - Battalion

Command & Control (LAV-C2)


First Produced/Service Dates: 1987 to Present
Crew: 2+5
Armament: Commander: M240B 7.62mm Machine Gun
Miscellaenous Info: The LAV C2 is the Command and Control vehicle in the United States Marine Corps family of Light Armored Vehicles (LAV) and was one of the initial six (6) variants procured.  The LAV-C2 is used as a mobile armored Battalion level command post to maintain communications with the troops on the battlefield.  The C2 contains a multitude of communications equipment such as the SINCGARS AN/VRC-92, VHF/UHF AN/VRC-83(V)2, UHF PLRS, HF AN/GRC-213 and AN/PRC-68.  The C2 is very similar in design to the later fielded LAV-MEWSS/PIP.  The LAV-C2 is often confused with the similar LAV-L as both are equipped with a raised superstructure.  However, among other differences the C2 is a bit taller and has a different roof hatch arrangement.
Data Sheet Available:   LAV-C2 Sales Brochure (Lockheed-Martin)


Reference Source/Provider
LAV-C2 Photos

Chris Hughes (Owner of Toadman's Tank Pictures)

  LAV-C2 Photo (And Above) Lockheed Martin
  LAV-C2 Photo United States Department of Defense
  LAV-C2 Photo United States Marine Corps

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
LAV-C2 Information & Photos Army Guide.Com
LAV-C2 Information & Photos Federation of American Scientists
LAV-C2 Information & Photos Global Security.Org
LAV-C2 Information & Photos Military Today.Com
LAV-C2 Photos via Jason Taylor Prime Portal

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information

LAV-C2 Model Kit (72403)

Ace Models 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
LAV Command Vehicle Model Kit (5034) ESCI/Ertl 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.  Based on the Italeri molds.

LAV-C2 Model Kit (371)

Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.

LAV-C2 Model Kit (7270)

Trumpeter 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
For products useable with all LAV variants, see the LAV Family Series Index      
LAV C2 Accessories Set (T35218) Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit.
LAV-C2 Detail Set (36037)  Eduard  1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For Trumpeter Kit

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider


For More Information about the US Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Series go to our

WarWheels.Net LAV Index