ASLAV-PC

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ASLAV-PC: Armoured Personnel Carrier


Statistics

HMG: M2HB
Ammunition Stowage: 100 ready/1900 stowed
Default Ammunition: 100/1900 .50 cal M8 API


Grenade Launcher: Grenades
Ammunition Stowage: 8 ready/8 stowed
Default Ammunition: 4/4 Smoke, 4/4 HE*

  • The HE grenades represent individual grenades, but the Smoke rounds are salvos fired from left/right groups.


Armour Protection:
Frontal Turret Armour: N/A
Frontal Hull Armour: Thin, Steel. Protected vs HMG


Combat Mass: 13 tonnes
Length: 6.5m
Width: 2.62m
Height: 2.6m
Engine Power: 275hp Detroit Diesel 6V-53T diesel
Top Speed: 100kph

General

Based on the Mowag Piranha chassis, this is the Australian PC companion to the ASLAV-25, and is functionally identical to the Canadian Bison APC. It maximizes internal space by eliminating the main turret, and having a box-like extension of the hull to the rear of the commander's cupola.

The armour is thin, and lacking any optical magnification for the HMG, or any FCS, this vehicle is very vulnerable. Consequently, exposure to the enemy should be limited and the machine gun should only be used for direct fire in support of its dismounted infantry, or in emergencies against other light vehicles. Optionally, this vehicle may be equipped with either the Lemur or 0.50 Cal remote weapon stations, greatly improving its combat potential.

Cross country performance is similar to all the LAV series, and vehicle is amphibious with minimal preparation.

This vehicle is crew-able at the Commander (F7) and Driver's (F9) positions, but only partially modeled with no 3D interior views.

The dismount section for the ASLAV-PC is 8 men, carrying 2 M136 (AT4) light anti-armour weapons, a medium machine gun, and 5.56mm rifles.

See this article for some hints about ASLAV employment.

Thermal Signature

ASLAV-PC TIS image, front-right ASLAV-PC TIS image, rear-left