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Light Armored Vehicle - Recovery (LAV-R)


First Produced/Service Dates:

1987 to Present

Crew: 3+ Seating for 2 extra personnel

Commander: M240B 7.62mm Machine Gun

Miscellaenous Info: The LAV R is the Repair and Recovery 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-R is fitted with a myriad of repair and recovery equipment, most notably interior lighting and workbench and roof-mounted hydraulic crane (capacity 6,600 lbs) and a winch (capacity 33,000 lbs).
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
  LAV-R Photo General Motors of Canada
LAV-R Photos Chris Hughes (Owner of Toadman's Tank Pictures)
  LAV-R Photo (Above) United States Department of Defense
  LAV-R Photo United States Marine Corps
LAV-R Photos United States Marine Corps via James Loop/Dave Haugh - Content Editor
  LAV-R Sales Brochure General Motors of Canada via Dave Haugh

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
LAV-R Information & Photos Federation of American Scientists
LAV-R Information & Photos Global Security.Com
LAV-R Information & Photos Military Today.Com
LAV-R Photos via Scott Tremblay Prime Portal

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information

LAV-R Model Kit (72402)

Ace Models 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
LAV-R Model Kit (370) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
LAV-R Model Kit (7269) 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-R Accessory Set (T35118) Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit
USMC LAV-R Accessory Set (T72014) Black Dog 1/72 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit
LAV-R Detail Set (36008)  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