Wheels: LAV-III type DrivetrainTracks: 28% more propulsion weight/space efficient--wheeled drivetraincomplexity adds LAV-III’s 6+ tons extra weight to deliver same internalvolume as a 11-ton M113A3 stretch MTVL type-tracked armored vehicle
Wheels: Water Jet for Swim Mode Moot point: LAV-IIIs for Army IAV program have no waterjets or props/rudders and cannot swim
Tracks are simpler, thus more reliable---can be moreheavily armed and armored while remaining cross-countrymobile due to low-ground pressure, and higher power-to-weightratios than wheels... Powerful Weapons stations with room for full infantry squad space...
Tracks proven in combat; on duty today all over the world by free world armies...Palestine/Lebanon Panama East Timor Vietnam Iraq