LAV-AT at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.

These LAV-ATs show the advantage conferred by the elevating missile launcher as the vehicles can take up hull-down positions. The turrets are trained to the rear, perhaps to aid in egress. The vehicle commander was provided with a cupola behind the driver, and the commanders of the near two vehicles are visible. These vehicles were from the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Company (sic) and were taking part in Exercise Highland Thunder. (Picture taken on 6 Mar 1999; available from the National Archives.)

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LAV-AT.

This vehicle has its turret in the stowed position. Front to rear, the driver, commander, and gunner are out of their hatches. The trim vane on the underslope of the front hull can also be seen with its lighter-colored edge. This vehicle was taking part in Exercise Solid Shield '89. (Picture taken 1 May 1989; available from the National Archives.)

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LAV-AT.

The rear cargo hatch for the loader is open on this vehicle. The loader was also provided with a ballistic shield on each side of this hatch to provide further protection when reloading the launcher. Support posts for when the launcher is stowed are mounted on the rear of the hull roof. The machine gun mount rail ringing the commander's cupola can also be seen clearly. Note that the vision blocks found in the side hull of the LAV-25 have been omitted, but a vision block is present in the left-hand rear hull door. The front suspension springs and shock absorbers and rear shock absorbers are also visible from this angle. The Marine at the rear of the vehicle is SGT John Tillman. (Picture taken 9 Sep 1989; available from the National Archives.)

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