LAV-C2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendlteon, California.

The raised roof is apparent on this vehicle compared to other types of LAV. All three hatches on the left side are open, and there were two more roof hatches along the right side of the vehicle. The rear doors have been modified so that there is no longer a frame around each one, and consequently entrance to the rear compartment has been made easier. The smoke grenade launchers can be seen above the fuel and water cans stowed on the hull side, and the driver's windshield is stowed in front of those cans. This vehicle, belonging to the Headquarters Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, is being prepared to be towed out of the sand while taking part in Exercise Kernel Blitz '99. (Picture taken 22 Apr 1999; available from the National Archives.)

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LAV-C2.

The right-hand hatches are in use in this image. The engine air inlet and exhaust grilles on the hull top to the right of the driver's and vehicle commander's stations are under the weather protection grille cover. (Picture taken 4 Aug 1997; available from the National Archives.)

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LAV-C2.

The vehicle's freeboard when waterborne can be seen here; unfortunately it is not enough for the external stowage to clear. The trim vane is raised, and a protective cover has been installed over the engine air inlet and exhaust grilles next to the driver. These Marines are part of the 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion. (Picture taken 14 May 1989 by PH2 Mark S. Kettenhofen; available from the National Archives.)

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LAV-C2.

The interior of the vehicle can be glimpsed here. The radio operators and staff officer were positioned along the hull's right side, and their communications equipment was installed along the opposite side of the passenger compartment. When both doors are open, a clear entrance is provided. LTC Lawrence D. Nicholson is speaking to the Marines and distinguished visitors in the picture, and they were taking part in Dynamic Mix '98 in southern Turkey. (Picture taken 9 Oct 1998; available from the National Archives.)

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