U.S. Army Interim Brigade Combat Team Vehicle Size Comparison REAR VIEW M113A3 Gavin LAV3 Stryker Without Machine Guns Mounted 102” 72” 98” 105”
SIDE-VIEW M113A3/4 Gavin LAV3Stryker 11 tons (13.5 as IAV) 19-21 tonsThe absolute empty weight of a vanilla M113A3 Gavin according to UDLP Engineers is 20,989 lbs.The problem is we dont know exactly what the Army does in weight to a lav3 to make it a“lav3stryker”, but we do know the empty lav3 is 16.5 tons. If the GDLS/Army claims the basiclav3stryker is 19 tons empty then subtract 16.5 from 19 tons to get the weight of the junk they addto make it an “IAV” = 2.5 tons . 117” 98” 207” 176” 253” With Machine Guns Mounted 6’4”+ 5’7” Soldier Soldier
SIZE MATTERS! LAV1 and LAV312 tons 16-21 tons 4 x LAV1s in a C-17, only 2-3 x LAV3s in a C-17
LAV3STRYKER TOO HEAVY AND LARGE: UNSAFE C-130 LOADTOO WIDE:NO SAFETYAISLE TROOPSSITTING IN FRONTOF LAV3STRYKER 11+ ARMY TROOPS and USAFCANNOT WALK AIRCREW WILL HAVE TO CLIMBTO REAR EXITS OVER LAV3STRYKER 1-AT-A-TIME TO ESCAPE BURNING PLANE… UNWISE & UNSAFE
M113 Gavins LIGHT and SAFE C-130 LoadM113A3 Gavin’s lighter 11-ton weight doesn’t exceed C-130’s16-ton payload limit nor sacrifices fuel/range; short length allowsSoldiers to sit in front and behind the vehicle; certified forparachute airdrop M113A3 Gavin’s smaller size offers a side safety aisle for exit through rear ramp/paratroop doors in event M113A3 of crash landing--no one has to climb over vehicle!
Soft Rubber-tired LAV3STRYKERs large targets like trucks = Easily ambushed on roads= =
Tracked M113A3 Gavins: * More x-c mobile, agile, amphibious * Smaller/Lighter for air transport * Harder to see and hit * Can be fully RPG-protected * More room inside than Lav3stryker * Combat proven, bullet-proof tracksU.S. Army needs M113 Gavin IBCTs to be full-spectrum force!