(Lako Oklopno Vozilo - Light Armored Vehicle)
Service: Croatia Manufacturer: Torpedo, Croatia History: Developed during 1992, first seen in public during 1995 military parade. Description: As base for project truck Torpedo HV 4x4 TK-130 T-7 chassis was used with many commercial automotive components. Armored body is made by welding of steel plates which gives protection from 5,56mm and 7,62mm from distance of 30 meters artillery shell fragments and anti-personnel mines.
Driver sits front left, for observation he has small bullet-proof windows. To his right is commander with single 360° periscope. Troop compartment is at the rear and infantry enter and leave through two doors in rear, doors on each side or three roof hatches. Single firing/observation ports in each side of troop compartment.
For protection 12,7mm M2 HB MG is mounted on top and eight 82mm smoke launchers. LOV has no amphibious capability. Central system for regulation of tiers pressure allows adjustments from 0,7 to 4,5 bars depending on terrain. Run flat capability is 50 kilometers.
Armament: 12,7 mm M2 HB machine-gun Ammunition: 500 rounds Crew LOV-OP: 2+10 Length: 5.89 meters Width: 2.39 meters Height: 2.1 meters with 12,7mm MG
1.98 meters without 12,7mm MG
Ground clearance: 0.315 meters 2,85 meters Combat weight: 9,200 kg LOV-OP
8,500 kg LOV-RAK 24/128mm
Carry weight: 2000 kg Power-to-weight ratio: 14.13 hp/tone Engine: Deutz turbo diesel developing 130hp with 2650 Maximum road speed: 100 km/h Maximum road range: 500-800 km Fuel capacity: 170 lit Fording: 1 meters Vertical obstacle: 0.5 meters Turn radius: 13 meters Trench: ? meters Gradient: 65% Side slope: 35% Armor: ? mm Armor type: Steel NBC system: Night vision equipment: ?
LOV-OP Armored personnel carrier LOV-IZV Reconnaissance variant with extra communication equipment and additional armament, 8-rail 60mm M93 Obad rocket launcher and 20mm RT-20 tactical sniper. LOV-Z Command vehicle with six crew members, extra communication equipment, phone, air condition, sound isolation and generator 2,5 kW. LOV-RAK 24/128 Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launcher 128mm. On the back of the vehicle 24-rail launcher has been mounted, elevation is from -5° to +45°, and 360 degrees. Maximum range for standard M91 rocket is 8550 meters, and for new M93 is 13500 meters. There are 48 missiles in the vehicles. LOV-UP1 Artillery spotter variant LOV-UP2 Artillery command vehicle, LOV ED Electronic fighting vehicle LOV ABK NBC detection variant
Source: Hrvatski Vojnik
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