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Light Armoured Wheeled Vehicle (LAWV)
Type Armored personnel carrier
Place of origin  India
Specifications
Weight 8.7 tonne
Length 5.83 m (19.12 ft)
Width 2.23 m (7.31 ft)
Height 2.2 m (7.21 ft)
Crew 2+6

Armor Against 7.62 mm AP NATO shot at 100 m distance
Primary
armament
7.62 mm MG (MGS)
Engine Four-stroke, water-cooled, and turbo-charged
119.31 kW (160 hp)
Power/weight 13.71 kW/t
Suspension 4×4-wheeled
Operational
range
500 km (300 mi)
Speed 84 km/h (52.2 mph)

The VRDE Light Armoured Vehicle (LAWV) is a lightweight four-wheeled all-wheel-drive armored combat vehicles developed by Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (VRDE) for the Indian Army. Based on the Canadian LAV III light-armored vehicle, which in turn is based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha III 8x8, the Armoured Vehicle is the Indian Army's first indigenous armored vehicle. Light Armoured Wheeled Vehicle (LAWV) a technology demonstrator has been developed as Armoured Personnel Carrier for reconnaissance and counter insurgency and riot control Operations.[1]

Specification

  • Crew  : 6
  • Configuration  : 4 x 4, rear engine
  • Engine type  : Four-stroke, water-cooled, turboccharged
  • Maximum power  : 160 hp (120 kW) @ 2400 rpm
  • Maximum torque  : 52.5 kg.m @ 1800 rpm
  • Gear-box  : Manual, 5 forward and 1 reverse
  • Dimensions (lxbxh): 5830 x2230 x2200 mm
  • Wheelbase  : 3210 mm
  • FAW/RAW/GVW  : 3500/4200/7700 kg
  • Payload  : 1000 kg
  • Maximum speed  : 84 km/h
  • Ground clearance  : 280 mm
  • Protection  : Against 7.62 mm AP
  • Fire Power  : 7.62 mm MG

Bulletproof windshield glass for driver and commander

References

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