LAV-M at Marine Corps Base 29 Palms, California.

The mortar is deployed on this vehicle and is being prepared to fire. The vehicle's armament is visible between the two marines standing in the rear compartment, with the mortar angled to the right of the image and the machine gun angled to the left. The marine in the foreground is carrying two 81mm mortar bombs. This vehicle was part of the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion and was taking part in a combined arms exercise. (Picture taken 18 Oct 2000; available from the National Archives.)


LAV-M at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The roof hatch is open on this vehicle as well, and the mortar can again be seen between the personnel in the rear. The location of the smoke grenade launchers is just behind the commander's cupola; a stowage shelf for smoke grenades is just in front of the launcher assembly. The relocated fuel filler can be seen on the hull rear between the liquid can and the antenna mount, above the saw. (Picture taken 28 Feb 1992 by SSgt Blake; available from the National Archives.)


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