Australian ASLAVs

Several readers have pointed out a couple of items about the Australian LAVs in response to the post from last Thursday.

First, I was mistaken in thinking that the ASLAVs are LAV III derivatives. They are, in fact, LAV Is similar to those used by the US Marine Corps. Here’s a bit of background on the program and here is more info on the ASLAV variants. Both contain numerous images.

Also, a couple of readers pointed out that Autralian LAVs in Iraq were, in fact, fitted with “bar armor” similar to the slat armor used on US Army Strykers. To heap embarrassment upon my mistake, one reader noted that I had actually posted pictures of one, and he’s right. Also, in that same post, the comments contained all the info I needed to learn that ASLAVs are LAV Is, not LAV IIIs. D’oh.

My apologies for the errors, and thanks again to the readers who keep Murdoc on the straight and narrow.

To make up for it, here’s another pic:

An Australian Light Armoured Vehicle and its crew wait patiently for the order to move out on a patrol in the Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. (Date taken: 25 November 2008)

An Australian Light Armoured Vehicle and its crew wait patiently for the order to move out on a patrol in the Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. (Date taken: 25 November 2008)

Thats Mad.

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