|Date of first acceptance||1986||Total acceptances||46|
|Manufacturer||General Motors Canada||Crew||
|Height||Crane stowed to rear: 109.0"
Crane stowed to front: 106.0"
Crane stowed to rear: 276.9cm
Crane stowed to gront: 269.2cm
|Length||Crane stowed to rear: 290.4"
Crane stowed to front: 256.0"
Crane stowed to rear: 737.6cm
Crane stowed to front: 650.2cm
|Wheelbase||Front to 2nd axle: 43.3"
Front to 3rd axle: 95.9"
Front to rear axle: 136.8"
Front to 2nd axle: 110cm
Front to 3rd axle: 244cm
Front to rear axle: 347.5cm
|7.62mm M60 or M240E1 MG||Flexible in pintle mount||1000 rounds||Manual||Manual|
|Image intensifying periscope for driver and commander|
|Rolled hard homogeneous steel|
|Engine||General Motors 6V53T; 6 cylinder, 2 cycle, vee, supercharged diesel|
|Horsepower||Gross: 275@2800rpm||Torque||Gross: 586 ft-lb@2000rpm||Fuel capacity||71gal
|Transmission||Allison MT653, 5 speeds forward, 1 reverse|
|Type||Road wheels||Shock absorbers|
|Front 2 axles: Independent coil spring
Rear 2 axles: Torsion bar
|4/side||On each wheel|
|Max level road speed||62mph
|Max water speed||6.5mph
|Max vertical obstacle||19.7"
|Min turning diameter||50.8'
|Max fording depth||Floats||Cruising range||~400mi, roads
The LAV-R featured a 6600lb (3000kg) hydraulic crane in the center of the vehicle with 360° traverse and a 30,000lb (13,600kg) winch at the rear. The rear compartment had a raised roof and was fitted with a workbench, lights, and welding equipment. The roof was only taller for about the last third of the vehicle, in contrast with the LAV-L and LAV-C2. Like those vehicles, however, the rear doors overlapped for unfettered access to the rear compartment. Outriggers were mounted on the sides for use when the crane was operating, and spades were carried for winching. The machine gun was mounted at the commander's station, and the smoke grenade launchers were mounted at the front of the raised roof.
The LAV-R underwent upgrades to -A1 and -A2 standard like the LAV-25.