3 Aug 2019

12mm M113 TLAV from Butlers Printed Models

One Canadian M113 LAV-T (or TLAV). Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

Under the Armoured Personnel Carrier Life Extension (APCLE) program, 341 Canadian M113A2 series vehicles were upgraded: 183 were stretched by 50 cm and fitted with 6 road wheels (Mobile Tactical Vehicle). The remaining 158 vehicles were upgraded to M113A3 standards, retaining 5 road wheels. Modifications include more powerful 400HP Allison diesel engines, upgraded suspension, bolt-on steel armour plates, steel cage armour, and improved armament consisting of either a Cadillac-Gage 1 metre turret or a Nanuk Remotely Controlled Weapon Station. After upgrade, the family of vehicles became known by the acronym LAV-T (Light Armoured Vehicle - Tracked in Canadian army parlance. Under the APCLE program, there were a number of variants created, these include:

MTV-E (Mobile Tactical Vehicle Engineer) Military engineering version equipped with a large plough blade on the front, a hydraulically powered auger on the rear driver's side, and hydraulic hoses for use with hydraulic tools opposite the auger.

MTV-R (Mobile Tactical Vehicle Recovery) Recovery vehicle equipped with a 20,000 kg winch and an integrated crane.

LAV-T/CP M577A3 Command Post, nicknamed the 'Queen Mary', carries a communications suite in a heightened hull.

LAV-T (Light Armoured Vehicle - Tracked) Standard version M113A3 equipped with either a Cadillac 1m turret or an RWS system.


M113 TLAV picture 1

M113 TLAV picture 2

M113 TLAV picture 3

M113 TLAV picture 4

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

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