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Ha ha ha....Sparky is having a heart attack!!!

That is too freakin' funny!

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Well I am glad I was recently personally honoured by Mikey with the title "FU*KTARD"  ;D

He most have been in a good mood as he only capitlized a few words.


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You go ahead and keep on making rationalizations for wheels, keep on getting blown up. Maybe someday you'll wake up to the laws of physics on planet earth, maybe not. Its highly likely you'll stick to your prejudices regardless of the facts, that's what weak ego arrogant types which populate volunteer, western militaries do.

In the meantime, we'll call our light M113 tracks Gavins, and keep on deleting your relativistic, defeatist comments.


We are SOLDIERS and we call M113 Gavins.

That's more than one, moron.

So don't even dare say not one Soldier you fu*ktard.

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Here is a version of the LAV shown at Eurosatory 2008. This is the Pirahna EVO with the Lance turret package, the LAV-H from GDLS will look similar so far as the hull is concerned; I have no knowledge of any upgraded or new turrets being considered (indeed, replacing the turret with an RWS may actually be the wave of the future; but that is just speculation on my part):

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... the LAV-H from GDLS will look similar so far as the hull is concerned ...
As opposed to speculating on appearance, we've already had a picture of a LAV-H posted in the thread: http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,28681.msg659097.html#msg659097

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What the heck is an RP31?  Think you mean RG-31 and if they do put a RWS system on the LAV 3.5/H I hope they put something more powerful that a C-6 :-\

Seen a few LAV III ENGR varients (I guess that's what they are called) in Gagetown last summer, to me it just seems wrong to have a dozer blade on a LAV.

Actually, I didn't mind that mine had a C-6 mounted instead of a .50 in Afghanistan. Reason being was that a C-6 will give you a higher rate of fire, plus you can fit a lot more rounds in the ammo can of the RWS. Granted the .50 has more stopping power, but would come in handy for uparmoured Ins vehicles .... if there were any.

Yeah those Eng Lavs are different looking eh, they come with an RWS system in them as well.
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As opposed to speculating on appearance, we've already had a picture of a LAV-H posted in the thread: http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,28681.msg659097.html#msg659097

Wouldn't a RWS with a similar size gun just push more equipment stuff down into the hull using up more volume?


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Wouldn't a RWS with a similar size gun just push more equipment stuff down into the hull using up more volume?
Actually, you can get more space inside the hull by doing this.  There are remote weapon stations with 30 mm cannon, 7.62 mm coax, 2 x SPIKE (or similar sized AT missile), and MBGDs.  All of this sits on-top of the hull and the requirement for a turret basket no longer exists.

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The Samson (Israel) 30mm RWS is just such a peice of equipment. It uses up nothing on the interior of the vehicle. I think it would be the ideal system except I beleive it should have some type of shielding to protect the mechanism of the chain gun and the crew when they re-load.

Its too easy for timmy taliban to RPG the hell of the RWS. Its been done before.
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Personally i think Canada still needs tanks, I think it would help out our cause if the LAV III and the Leopard went out on Patrols together, The LAV's could flank and be fast movers while helping the Infantry clear the Villages, and the tanks would stop any escaping talib's or even have to destroy those grape drying huts that the talibs use as good cover

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Personally i think Canada still needs tanks, I think it would help out our cause if the LAV III and the Leopard went out on Patrols together, The LAV's could flank and be fast movers while helping the Infantry clear the Villages, and the tanks would stop any escaping talib's or even have to destroy those grape drying huts that the talibs use as good cover

This is based on all your experiance with combined arms and tours in Afghanistan to know what the land is like, etc? Stick in your lane, which is observing/reading and that is all.


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Personally i think Canada still needs tanks, I think it would help out our cause if the LAV III and the Leopard went out on Patrols together, The LAV's could flank and be fast movers while helping the Infantry clear the Villages, and the tanks would stop any escaping talib's or even have to destroy those grape drying huts that the talibs use as good cover

Please don't tell us that your experience is MW2 or Bad Company 2.

As for Canada still needing tanks, glad you agree with the leadership of the CF and Government...seeing as we just purchased some Leo2s and have been using Leo2A6M in Afghanistan for quite some time now.

Not even going to touch the LAV BS....so many things wrong with that. If it were a house Mike Holmes would walk away.

A small suggestion....keep your settings on receive for a while.

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Also, your signiture line is BS


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Please don't tell us that your experience is MW2 or Bad Company 2.



I laughed big time when I read that.
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Just a quick comment. As I see it is is a judgement between commonality  and speciality of equipment. An age old problem of any military.  i would have to favour the adoption of a family of vehicle approach. With the vehicle being as diverse a platform as is possible ,while still providing a re sonable level of all round performance . IE the LAV's.  This offers the forces the desired commonality for logistics and the various units that receive the vehicles the most wide range of combat capabilities and force protection. How ever i do not believe that any single weapon system can be relied upon to provide "all things for all situations" Some consideration must be given to the purchase of limited numbers of vehicles from outside the primary family of vehicles. IE The Leo's, The CC V's the MP V's etc.....
The exact numbers of these vehicles purchased would be limited by budget constraints and tactical considerations. But it would be a prudent decision to have a least a niche operational capability , which could be expanded when required. In my opinion anyway...........

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Bump with update on LAV III upgrade ....
« Reply #714 on: July 18, 2012, 11:16:07 »
.... from the CF/DND Info-machine:
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The recent experiences of the Canadian Forces and our allies in Afghanistan and other operational theatres continue to demonstrate the ongoing requirement for a highly protected, yet highly mobile Light-Armoured Vehicle.  The use of mines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and anti-armour weapons has become more prevalent, posing a greater risk to personnel.

The LAV III Upgrade project will capitalize on existing and evolving technology to improve the protection, mobility and lethality of the LAV III fleet.  The project will modernize a portion of the existing LAV III fleet to ensure it remains a highly protected, operationally mobile and tactically agile combat vehicle that will remain the backbone of domestic and expeditionary task forces, extending the life span of the LAV III to 2035.
The following upgrades will be performed on the LAV III:
  • Upgrade of mobility systems such as powertrain, suspension, running gear and brakes;
  • Upgrade of the weapon system; and
  • Installation of additional armour, heightening its protection against increased threats.
The LAV III Upgrade project will upgrade 550 vehicles with an option for an additional 80.  Initial operational capability is scheduled for 2013.

In October 2011, the Government of Canada announced a $1.064 billion contract, awarded to General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada (GDLS–C) of London, Ontario, for the implementation phase of the LAV III UP project. This phase consists of upgrades to the mobility systems, the weapon system, and installing additional armour and improved seating, strengthening its protection against increased threats.
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Re: Bump with update on LAV III upgrade ....
« Reply #715 on: July 31, 2012, 17:00:08 »
.... from the CF/DND Info-machine:

Sure... but is there a fridge for the giant sized jar of cheez whiz? Oh, wait a minute, you don't need to refrigerate cheez whiz...
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LAV III work an Info-machine bonanza!
« Reply #716 on: January 18, 2013, 12:33:47 »
Lookit all the news releases this week!
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 13:37:23 by milnews.ca »
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« Last Edit: January 21, 2013, 14:05:31 by milnews.ca »
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Why do all these releases say that the Canadian Army is getting a "new and improved fleet of Light Armoured Vehicles III"?
It is the same old fleet of LAV III and only some of the vehicles will be improved.

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Why do all these releases say that the Canadian Army is getting a "new and improved fleet of Light Armoured Vehicles III"?
It is the same old fleet of LAV III and only some of the vehicles will be improved.

Your only supposed to read the headline silly...

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Why do all these releases say that the Canadian Army is getting a "new and improved fleet of Light Armoured Vehicles III"?
It is the same old fleet of LAV III and only some of the vehicles will be improved.
Ah, but the group of LAV III's that are being upgraded can be considered, as a group, a "fleet" of "new and improved" vehicles, right?  It doesn't say the WHOLE existing "fleet" is being improved - fleets within fleets ....

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Your only supposed to read the headline silly...
OK, that too.
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Ah, but the group of LAV III's that are being upgraded can be considered, as a group, a "fleet" of "new and improved" vehicles, right?  It doesn't say the WHOLE existing "fleet" is being improved - fleets within fleets ....
Even looking at it as a fleet within a fleet, we have improved but not new.

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The latest timeline estimate from the DND Info-machine (see attached Backgrounder if link doesn't work)
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.... On January 24, 2013, the Government of Canada announced the on-schedule delivery of Canada's first upgraded Light Armoured Vehicle III, in London, Ontario. The next steps will be to conduct a comprehensive test and evaluation program to ensure their performance, and put in place the necessary logistics support to allow fielding to operational units in fall 2013.
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