LAV-25 Coyote Wooden Model
Military Mahogany is proud to offer this Lav-25 wooden model to our series of beautiful hand crafted models. You don't see many hand carved wooden models of Lav's around and that is because I'm currently the only seller that had these produced. These were custom ordered and made to the exact specifications and details of the real thing. Even the turret on top swivels 360 degrees as do the eight wheels. The rudders behind the props also rotate. We tried to use the most popular configuration with respect to how most units roll with these guys (spare fuel cans, spare tire and exhaust system).
The LAV-25 8x8 wheeled system was designed and produced by General Motors of Canada (which went on to become General Dynamics Land Systems) to meet a requirement as put forth by the United States Marine Corps. The LAV-25 offers up a mobile and highly-adaptable platform to which the war planner can utilize the system to perform a myriad of battlefield-related tasks. The LAV-25 itself is based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha 8x8 series of armored vehicles which, incidentally, is also owned by GDLS of Canada.
Initially ordered in six differing versions with development for the US Marine Corps and the US Army, the process eventually saw the US Army bow out of the testing program. This left the US Marine Corps alone in ordering no fewer than 758 units for delivery slated between 1983 and 1987. After production had completed, the LAV-25 was subsequently added to the inventory of the Canadian Armed Forces in 1993 to which 203 were produced as the LAV-25 " Coyote" in the primary form of a battlefield reconnaissance vehicle.