Here are the current section vehicle candidates for the CF, with their payloads.
CSOR's Supacat Jackals - 2100 kg
Future Force JLTV - 1600 kg
Lt Bn TAPV - 2995 kg
LAV III - 3550 kg
LAV UP - >3550 kg
MLVW Payload - 2270 kg XC 5000 kg On-Road
How many section vehicles to the company vehicle?
How many company vehicles to the battalion?
How many rifles removed from the front line to drive company and battalion vehicles?
Do you need any company and battalion vehicles at all or should brigade be tasked with delivering to the point of use?
What is the impact of modern air delivery (C17/C130 with JPADS, CH-146/147/148s, VTOL UAVs) on the need for a Coy/Bn train?
My sense of things is that if every Section is driving around the countryside in its own armoured 3 Tonne vehicle a support vehicle with a 2.5 or even 5.0 tonne payload is a bit undersized.
4 vehicles at 3 tonnes = 12 tonnes
14 vehicles at 3 tonnes = 42 tonnes
48 vehicles at 3 tonnes = 152 tonnes
12 tonnes = 1x Oshkosh MTVR (7 to 15)
42 tonnes = 2x Oshkosh HEMTT LHS with 2x LHS trailers (11)
1 driver with an MTVR = 4x LAV III
2 drivers with HEMTT LHSs and Trailers = 14x LAVs
8 drivers with HEMTT LHSs and Trailers = 56x LAVs
Perhaps you should just issue CQs with LAV-RWS filled with water and diesel bladders and leave all the other transport at Brigade (Service Bn Transport Coys with HEMTT LHSs)?
Otherwise it looks as if you require an MSVS for every Section. That means instead of 8 drivers you need 56 drivers and if you need a gunner/assistant for every vehicle then you need to dedicate a company of riflemen (112) to the sole purpose of keeping your three rifle coys of LAVs fed and watered.
Would those rifles be better occupied in the LAVs or pushing supplies to the LAVs?
Just some thoughts for a Saturday afternoon.