|Date of first acceptance||1987||Total acceptances||96|
|Manufacturer||General Motors Canada||Crew||
|Height||Launcher erect: 138.5"
Launcher stowed: 123.0
Launcher low stowed: 106.0"
Launcher erect: 351.8cm
Launcher stowed: 312.4cm
Launcher low stowed: 269.2cm
|Wheelbase||Front to 2nd axle: 43.3"
Front to 3rd axle: 95.9"
Front to rear axle: 136.8"
Front to 2nd axle: 110cm
Front to 3rd axle: 244cm
Front to rear axle: 347.5cm
|Type||Mount||Ammunition||Traverse||Max traverse rate||Elevation||Max elevation rate|
|Twin TOW missile launcher||Targeting head in hull center||16||360°||~35°/sec||+35° to -30°||12°/sec|
|7.62mm M60 or M240E1 MG||Flexible in pintle mount||1000 rounds||Manual||--||Manual||--|
|Image intensifying periscope for driver and commander, TOW thermal sight for gunner|
|Rolled hard homogeneous steel|
|Engine||General Motors 6V53T; 6 cylinder, 2 cycle, vee, supercharged diesel|
|Horsepower||Gross: 275@2800rpm||Torque||Gross: 586 ft-lb@2000rpm||Fuel capacity||71gal
|Transmission||Allison MT653, 5 speeds forward, 1 reverse|
|Type||Road wheels||Shock absorbers|
|Front 2 axles: Independent coil spring
Rear 2 axles: Torsion bar
|4/side||On each wheel|
|Max level road speed||62mph
|Max water speed||6.5mph
|Max vertical obstacle||19.7"
|Min turning diameter||50.8'
|Max fording depth||Floats||Cruising range||~400mi, roads
The LAV-AT used the "hammerhead" TOW launcher turret originally found on the ITV M901, and mounted it slightly offset to the hull's left rear corner. The deck of the rear hull was redesigned to incorporated a hatch that provided the loader some protection as he attended his duties. The vehicle's fuel tank occupied the same position as that on the LAV-M, on the left-hand side of the hull rear, and likewise smoke grenade launchers were mounted on the hull roof. Missile stowage racks were placed on the right side of the passenger compartment opposite the loader.
The various versions of the TOW missile are as follows: BGM-71A was the basic version with a 5" (13cm) diameter warhead. BGM-71C ITOW (Improved TOW) used an improved 5" (13cm) warhead and a standoff probe which allowed the shaped charge penetrator to assume a more efficient shape before it struck the target. ITOW also had an extended range of 3750m (2.33mi) compared to TOW's 3000m (1.86mi) range. BGM-71D TOW 2 has a 6" (15cm) diameter warhead, and retained a standoff probe. BGM-71E TOW 2A introduced a precursor charge in the standoff probe to defeat explosive reactive armor. BGM-71F TOW 2B is a top-attack weapon that defeats its targets with two explosively-formed projectiles that penetrate the roof of armored vehicles. TOW 2B lacks a standoff probe.