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IVECO LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle)


Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV) (2005)


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The compact and lightweight Iveco LMV has proven a market success with operators appearing all over the globe.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 02/14/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
Long-time truck-maker Iveco of Italy (founded 1975 in turin) lends its design and manufacturing talents to the production of the multi-faceted "Light Multirole Vehicle" - or "LMV". The product was designed during the latter hald of the 1990s and entered production in 2001 and remains ongoing today (2017). The vehicle has been adopted by a plethora of operators outside of the Italian armed forces (where it is known as the VTLM "Lince") including Albania, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Lebanon, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and the United Kingdom. Its global reach showcases the type's inherent versatility and robustness across today's battlefields.

The LMV was originally known to Iveco under the model number of M65E19 WM-4x4. Initial pilot vehicles were readied in 2001 for testing.

At its core, the LMV is a 6.5 ton system with an overall length of 4.7 meters, a width of 2 meters and a height of 1.95 meters. It features a crew of one+four and a "stretched" model adds two more passengers. Armor protection for the occupants is up to STANAG 4569 though the armor arrangement is highly modular and suited to the mission role as needed. Power is from an in-house Iveco F1D Common Rail EURO 3 diesel unit of 182 horsepower fitted to the front section of the chassis and coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission system. This provides road speeds nearing 130 kmh and an operational range out to 500 kilometers. The vehicle sports four large roadwheels (with run-flat capability) suitable for road and cross-country travel and the chassis features an independent, double A-arm suspension package. A high ground clearance allows the vehicle to manage low-lying water sources and other battlefield obstacles.

The LMV makes heavy use of off-the-shelf parts and components to reduce procurement costs and make the product logistically-friendly to any one nation requiring the services of a 4x4 wheeled performer like the LMV. Two distinct wheelbases are offered - 3.2 meters and 3.5 meters. Standard equipment includes a heated front windscreen, air conditioning for the passenger section and power-assisted steering (to go along with the automatic transmission fit).
Beginning in 2015, the LMV line has seen introduction of a 220 horsepower diesel engine unit with an 8-speed transmission system. This, coupled with other slight improvements, has broadened the tactical capability (and inherent value) of the LMV product for various operators.

The vehicle can be defensed by the optional Remote Weapon Station (RWS) set over the top of the hull roof (at center). Otherwise this section of the vehicle exhibits an access hatch and can feature a pintle-mounted, manually-operated machine gun or automatic grenade launcher. Any personal weapons carried by the crew and passengers also come into play as needed. A ram bar can be added to the bow of the truck as can a powered winch system. The hull underside is of a V-shaped design and the floor is reinforced with armor to help mitigate the effects of a detonation under the vehicle - this proven by Italian actions time-and-again in Afghanistan against enemy Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

The British Army adopted the LMV to become its "Panther" Command and Liaison Vehicle to fulfill the requirements of the Future Command and Liaison Vehicle (FCLV) program. The vehicle seats 1+3 and is assembled at British-based factories. The vehicle sports a BAe day-night sighting system and Bowman communications equipment as well as the AEI RWS. Hundreds have been manufactured since introduction and some of the stock has seen combat service in the Afghanistan Theater of War. Beyond the 400 or so already delivered from 2006 to 2009, the British Army holds an option for another 400 units if desired.

The Russian Army version is known as "Rys" and is assembled in Russian production plants.

To date (December 2017) some 4,000 total LMVs have been produced. The versatility of the design is such that the vehicle is also marketed in TOW Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), battlefield ambulance, cargo carrier and special missions support configurations.

Specifications



Service Year
2005

Origin
Italy national flag graphic
Italy

Crew
1
CREWMEN
Production
4,050
UNITS


IVECO - Italy
National flag of Albania National flag of Austria National flag of Belgium National flag of Brazil National flag of Croatia National flag of Czechia National flag of Italy National flag of Lebanon National flag of Norway National flag of Russia National flag of Slovakia National flag of Spain National flag of Tunisia National flag of the United Kingdom Albania; Austria; Belgium; Brazil; Croatia; Czech Republic; Italy; Lebanon; Norway; Russia; Slovakia; Spain; Tunisia; United Kingdom
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Armored Car
Design, of typically lightweight nature, providing onroad/offroad capabilities for the scouting or general security roles.
MRAP
Designed to withstand attacks from mines and ambushes through specialized design and survivability features.
Reconaissance
Can conduct reconnaissance / scout missions to assess threat levels, enemy strength, et al - typically through lightweight design.
Utility
General utility-minded design to accomplish a variety of battlefield tasks, typically in a non-direct-combat fashion.


Length
18.0 ft
5.5 m
Width
6.6 ft
2 m
Height
6.4 ft
1.95 m
Weight
14,330 lb
6,500 kg
Tonnage
7.2 tons
LIGHT
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base IVECO LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle) production variant. Length typically includes main gun in forward position if applicable to the design)
Powerplant: 1 x Iveco F1D Common Rail EURO 3 engine developing 182 horsepower.
Speed
80.8 mph
(130.0 kph)
Range
310.7 mi
(500.0 km)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base IVECO LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle) production variant. Compare this entry against any other in our database)
Dependent upon battlefield role - typically 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun OR 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL). Remote Weapon System (RWS) supported on some models. Also any personal weapons carried by the crew.


Supported Types


Graphical image of a tank medium machine gun
Graphical image of a tank heavy machine gun
Graphical image of infantry-level automatic grenade launcher
Graphical image of the M3 Grease Gun submachine gun


(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
Dependent upon armament fit.


LMW (Light Multirole Vehicle) - Base Series Name
M65E19 WM-4x4 - Original company model designation.
VTLM "Lince" - Italian Army model
"Panther" CLV - British Army model
"Rys" - Russian Army model
M65E 4x4 LMV - Slovakian Army model


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