1/35 Scale USMC LAV-R Light Armored Vehicle Recovery Model Kit
USMC LAV-R Light Armored Vehicle Recovery Model
The LAV-R is an all-terrain, all-weather vehicle with night capabilities. This vehicle can safely upright overturned LAVs while minimizing additional damage. It has the tactical mobility to reach and recover/support disabled vehicles and towing a disabled LAV with suspension damage. It is air transportable via C-130, C-141, C-5 and CH-53 E. When combat loaded there are 200 ready rounds and 800 stowed rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. There are eight ready rounds and eight stowed rounds of smoke grenades. The vehicle can be made fully amphibious within three minutes.
- Trumpeter's LAV-R model kit includes cleanly engraved upper and lower hulls that provide the perfect base for all of the intricately detailed parts organized across four sprues
- As the molded hull accurately displays, it is shaped so that the LAV-R could convert to an amphibious mode in less than three minutes
- The defining feature of the USMC's Recovery LAV is the crane, which is utilized for up righting and towing damaged LAVs to safety
- Black hose packaged with this model armor kit needs to be cut and shaped as part of the hydraulic system on the crane, while the metal axle becomes a piston on top of the crane and the copper wire attaches the crane's hook to the arm of it