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Light Strike Vehicle (LSV)


LSV Mark 2


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1988
Manufactured by: Longline (now Ricardo PLC.)
Crew: 1-2
Armament: (1) .50 cal Heavy Machine Gun; Later Vehicles could also mount the Milan Anti-Tank Guided Missile System
Engine: Mark 1 & 2: 4 Cylinder Gasoline; Mark 3: 4-Cylinder Turbo Diesel
Miscellaneous: The Light Strike Vehicle (LSV) is very similar to the American Fast Attack Vehicle, but not the same.  The LSV was produced in three versions: the Mark 1 vehicles were equipped with two-wheel drive; the Mark 2's had 4-wheel drive; and the Mark 3 LSV's were slightly redesigned around a new Volkswagen 1.9 liter turbo diesel engine.
Data Sheet Available: None Available


Reference Source/Provider
LSV Mark 1 Photos (Taken at UK Army 2002 Show) John Harris - Essex, UK
LSV Photos Keith Paget - Northampton, UK
LSV Mark 3 Photo (Taken at the War & Peace Show - Beltring, UK) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
LSV Mark 2 Photos Ian Young - Great Britain

References Available


Reference Source/Provider


Reference Author
Certain Shield: The Multi-National Airmobile Divison on Exercise (Concord Publications) Michael Jerchel

"Fast Attack Vehicle" (October 2009 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Ian Young
Operation Granby: Desert Rats Armour & Transport in the Gulf War (Concord Publications) Bob Morrison

"SAS In The Gulf" (December 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Ian Young

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
SAS Longline Light Strike Vehicle Mark 1 Model Kit (K175) Accurate Armour 1/35 Resin.
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Model Photos

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