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posted 30 January 2021 13:10     Profile for McG   Author's Homepage   Email McG     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
The Mobile Tactical Vehicle Light (MTVL) is a modernized version of the M113 armoured personnel carrier with increased mobility and capacity. It will be used in field engineer, vehicle recovery and general purpose support roles.

While better that the old M113's the MTVL will still lack the speed to keep pace with all LAV unit. The Engineer SEV, which would be more capable to keep pace w/the LAV, lacks the protection of an armoured vehicle and puts the section members (and therefore the mission) at greater risk.

A much better option would have been to replace both vehicles with a LAV III Engineer, and give the SEVs to the reservists.

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posted 08 February 2021 10:47     Profile for Yard Ape   Email Yard Ape     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
From what I've seen the LAV III Engineer, being bought by the US, is turretless and has a mine plow on the front. The LAV III Pioneer that we will be getting, I have head, has the same turret as our APC's and a dozer blade similar to the Engr M113. Can somebody tell me if i have these descriptions acurate.

We need wheeled engineer support that can keep pace with our LAV formations. Which model would best serve our engineers?

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