The LAV III is fitted with a two-man turret, armed with the M242 Bushmaster 25 mm caliber chain gun and a coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. One more 5.56 mm or 7.62 mm machine guns is positioned on top of the turret. The LAV III also has eight 76-mm grenade launchers in two clusters of four launchers positioned on each side of the turret. The grenade launchers are intended for smoke grenades.
This model is provided in the standard NZDF infantry support configuration. Operators of the NZLAV generally remove the storage box from the rear favouring a plywood platform for stowage, and weapons clearance over the rear of the vehicle.
This family of models is one of my most detailed and labour intensive design to date, provided/designed at 1:10 scale, with robust detail for printing at small scales.
Where possible, the model has been designed from manuals, and from detailed walkaround photos. I have been as accurate as I can be, I have also made design decisions to thicken up some components for durability when printing.
I have provided a range of pre-scaled versions of this model both unsupported and pre-supported. One model type is higher detail (larger prints) and the other with chunkier features (for smaller prints). The base 1:10 scale prints can be scaled down at whatever size you choose.
Test printed in resin (anycubic photon mono, grey standard) and pre-supported in 1:72, 1:100, 1:150(ish), 1:200. Some pre-supported resin print files are provided, but I recommend you support the model in your printer. I make no guarantees for the presupported models. They worked for my test printing, I suggest you detail your own supports to suit your printer and settings.
Currently in service with variations provided to Canada, Chile, Colombia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the USA (Stryker)
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These files are for individual use only.