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82d Testing Lav's

tomahawk6

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The Army is testing Marine Corps LAV's as air droppable armor.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2017/04/28/the-army-s-82nd-airborne-is-preparing-to-use-a-marine-vehicle-for-airdrops/ 

 

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This is what is behind the LAV test I think. Its a good concept that the Russians have used for years. 

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/01/28/army-looks-to-build-air-droppable-armored-vehicle.html
 

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The LAV 25 is air droppable. Now they need something like the old Sheridan.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Sheridan+airborne+tank&view=detail&mid=D4541F78FFC36EEA8F5ED4541F78FFC36EEA8F5E&FORM=VIRE
 

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Can CF LAV's be air dropped ? If so it would give your airborne companies more mobility and firepower.
 

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In theory our LAVs could be dropped. Aside from a few AD items and the authority to run a trial it could be done. The desire, need and want for the LAV to be Air Dropped isn't there.
 

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A LAV 25 is approx. 12.80 tonnes

A LAV 6.0 is almost 18 tonnes


I'm not an expert here, but I would think 18 tonnes would be a wee bit too heavy to be air dropped??  (Although I could be wrong, as I also would have thought 12.80 tonnes would also be too heavy...)
 

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A C-5B set a new airdrop record of 190,493 (86,406kg) pounds. The drop, consisting of four 42,000 pound (19,051kg) Sheridan tanks and 73 combat-ready troops, occurred over Fort Bragg, North Carolina on 7 June 1989.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibPtRAkmkk8

And in 2011

2-Sep-2011

Officials at Edwards Air Force Base, California, announced on August 31 that the 418th Flight Test Squadron and NASA have set a new airdrop weight record for the C-17A Globemaster IIIt.
An 85,000lb (38,555kg) jumbo drop test vehicle (JDTV) was extracted out of a C-17A at 25,000ft (7,620m) over the US Army Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona on August 24.

http://www.key.aero/view_article.asp?ID=3846&thisSection=military

And 2018

The US Army is exploring options for a new heavy weight airdrop system. Under a RfI released on 23 March 2018, the army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC) identified interest in a system capable of delivering up to 27,215kg (60,000lb) total rigged weight (TRW) as a threshold design and up to 36,287kg (80,000lb)TRW as an objective design goal.

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/mil-log/us-army-looks-heavier-airdrops/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQwJnVad5L4

 
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