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LAV-III Gun
Mario_HR
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 06:32 AM UTC
Sebastien Viale provides us with an in-box review of the Voyager Models Modern Canadian LAV-III turret weapon set [VBS0160]

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seb43
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 07:37 AM UTC
Thanks Mario
cheers
Seb
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 08:30 AM UTC
In the review it states..."The gun is pretty well detailed, the fluted appearance is nicely done and the gun muzzle has 4 vertical vents characteristic for the Canadian version."

Just for clarification this version of the M242 is in use on many other nations vehicles. The fluted barrel and muzzle brake have nothing to do with a Canadian version. It is really only the PE mantlet cover that is specific to the Canadian LAV III as it has the rectangular gun camera which needs to be scratch built as indicated in the instructions.

It looks like a nice set...it would have been good to have compared this barrel with others on the market.
seb43
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 09:51 AM UTC
Jason

Just to be complete. It seems that the gun muzzle found for the Bushmaster for the LAV-25 has 8 vertical vents on most of my reference pictures.
The gun muzzle for the LAV-III has 4 vertical vents.
I don't have any other gun to compare only the one from RB not fluted for the LAV-25 with the 8 vertical vents.

HTH
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 11:11 AM UTC

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Jason

Just to be complete. It seems that the gun muzzle found for the Bushmaster for the LAV-25 has 8 vertical vents on most of my reference pictures.
The gun muzzle for the LAV-III has 4 vertical vents.
I don't have any other gun to compare only the one from RB not fluted for the LAV-25 with the 8 vertical vents.

HTH
Cheers
Seb



I think you will find that the barrels with the eight groves on the muzzle brake are the early / original version of the barrel.

The current "enhanced" barrel as it is sometimes refered to was developed in the 1990s as part of improving the entire M242. It is the fluted version and uses the muzzle brake with the three sets of four grooves.....it can be found on the LAV III, LAV 25, LAVA2, Bradley, ASLAV Type 1, and NZLAV (the NZLAV also has the gun camera on the right side of the mantlet) to name a few.

Here is the barrel on a Bradley...

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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 11:34 AM UTC
Thanks Jason for the correction.

Unfortunately I dont have other guns to compare.

Cheers
Seb