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LAV-300
LAV-300
Details
Tier / Class:
4 TD
Nation:
United States
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
64,800
Cost:
480,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
382
DPM:
3,139 (3,453)
Penetration:
255 mm
Hit Points:
1,845
Hull F/S/R:
10 / 10 / 8
Turret F/S/R:
10 / 10 / 10
Max Speed:
100.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
5.13 (4.60) s
Hull Traverse:
39.00 (47.20) deg/s
Camouflage:
31%
Vision:
390 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.07°
Max Cannon Depression:
-7.0 / -8.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
38.30 deg/s

The LAV-300 is a tier 4 Tank Destroyer originating from the United States, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the Dragoon 300 LFV-90, and leads to the ERC-90 F4.

Features[]

  • High spot and rof: had high spotting ranges and rate of fire.
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles.
  • Waterproof: this vehicle can remain longer under water.

Player Recommendations[]

Lightly armored and mobile, the LAV-300 offers excellent firepower on a fast chassis. With excellent gun depression, reload, and accuracy, the LAV-300 can fight at long range and punish unsuspecting targets with a fusillade of rapid, accurate fire. Featuring excellent mobility, the LAV-300 can easily maneuver around the battlefield, using its camouflage to stay hidden. But this mobility comes at the cost of protection, with the LAV-300 having virtually zero effective armor against incoming fire.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • Excellent accuracy
  • High mobility
  • High camo rating

Cons[]

  • Negligible armor
  • Large target

Upgrade Suggestions[]

As a platform designed around firepower and mobility, the upgrades researched should reflect this. Upgrading to the Improved Laser Rangefinder, Improved Storage, and various ammunition upgrades will offer a much more varied arsenal, and upgrading to the Improved Suspension will boost the already stellar mobility.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Improved Gun Breech

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Viktor Kirsanov, for rate of fire and aim speed
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Preparation/Explosive Shells

Armor[]

LAV-300 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 10/10/8 Cadloy Steel 10/10/10 Cadloy Steel None
The slightly thicker Cadloy steel of the LAV-300 protects against armor piercing shots from 7.62mm rifle, even at close ranges.


Firepower[]

90mm Mk.III Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
90mm CTS-90 Mk.3 APFSDS AP Stock 382 0m 255mm 0.07° 1,345 m/s 7.30s
90mm CTS-90 HESH HE 5,635 382 0m 117mm 0.10° 703 m/s 7.30s
90mm CTS-90 Mk.2 HEAT HEAT 8,180 382 0m 280mm 0.08° 865 m/s 7.30s


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Cummins VT-504 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 100.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.13s {{{0-max}}} 39.00deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Detroit Diesel 6V53T Diesel Engine 1,140 15,680 100.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.60s {{{0-max}}} 47.20deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[]

LAV-300
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
M90 Smoke Grenades 2,730 37,635 Provides 8 total smoke grenades with a 2-round magazine. Smoke can be fired every 6 seconds. The magazine takes 80 seconds to reload.


Improved Laser Rangefinder 3,985 54,885 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.


Improved Stowage 10,730 147,800 Reload speed increased by 10%.


Commanders[]

Ioannis Sanna can be unlocked from the LAV-300 with 12,150 reputation.

History[]

Class: Fire Support Vehicle
Developed: 1978-1979
Service: 1982+
Vehicles Built: cca 200
Operators: Panama, Kuwait, Philippines, Venezuela (allegedly), U.S. National Guard (allegedly)

The LAV-300 was an attempt by Cadillac Gage Textron to improve upon the aging LAV-150 and to provide something heavier that could carry more men or firepower. Around a dozen variants were offered. This is an FSV variant armed with a 90mm Cockerill Mk.III L/36 gun, the same weapon as the LAV-150 90 uses. The gun was installed in a two-man turret. For its caliber it packed quite a punch and was able to deal with older Soviet tank models thanks to its wide range of available shells (including APFSDS, HE and HEP) – something potential customers would probably be most interested in. Made of light Cadaloy steel, this vehicle provided a lot of punch in a very light, air-transportable and amphibious package. Despite its qualities, it never gathered as much attention as its predecessor and only roughly 200 vehicles were sold between 1982 and 1994 to several customers. The LAV-300 stopped being offered in 2000. A few units probably still remain in service.

See also[]

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