|Vehicle type||Light Armored Vehicle|
|Levels found||Why We Fight, Golden Gate, Firesale|
|Maps found||All That allow vehicles|
|Faction||United States Armed Forces, Korean People's Army|
|Crew||2 (Driver, Gunner)|
|Bushmaster M242 25mm chaingun|
|Location(s)||Independent Turret on Main Turret|
|Level unlocked||Level 1|
|Duration||Until Death or end of Match|
The LAV-25, also known as the LAV Piranha when in Korean service, is an Infantry Fighting Vehicle in Homefront. It was used by the US Marine Corps before the occupation, but confiscated units are the main APCs of the KPA.
The LAV-25 is first seen in Why We Fight, when Robert Jacobs uses C4 to blow up the LAV which is blocking him from pushing out of the passenger plane wreckage, and into the next abandoned neighborhood.
It is also seen in Firesale, next to the Hooters restaraunt, attempting to support KPA troops. In Golden Gate, the United States Armed Forces convoy tasked with retaking the Golden Gate Bridge, with help from the Resistance, included several LAVs.
In multiplayer the LAV-25 can be purchased for 1400 BP. The driver is armed with a chain gun (M242 Bushmaster), and a rocket launcher for the gunner. While the main weapon can overheat, the secondary has a additional lock-on system which is an obvious choice when attacking gunships.
With its speed and agility, it is more than a match against infantry, aircraft and light armor.
A well alert crew could prove to be an effective tactic when countering rushes or supporting an assault on a Command Point.
- Stay mobile, the LAV is not built to withstand tremendous anti-armor fire so making use of its mobility is essential when engaging enemy units.
- MBTs are best avoided through frontal engagements, flank the sides or rear to exploit lesser armor.
- Some players can 'duke' their opponents by poking the rear of the vehicle behind solid cover, essential wasting anti-armor rockets.
- When dealing with an LAV, make sure that the crew is distracted or flank them from unexpected angles.
- Predator Drones and Gunships are an obvious choice for an oblivious LAV.
- The LAV-25 was originally developed in the early 1980s by General Dynamics in Canada to replace the aging M3AD Bradley.
- Some of the KPA LAVs might be MOWAG Piranha I's, developed in Switzerland and on which the LAV-25 is based on.
- In Homefront: The Voice of Freedom, Ben Walker and the California National Guard engaged a Korean convoy with an LAV-25. The Guardsmen used one of their Humvee's M430 grenade rounds to destroy the LAV's wheels, rendering it useless.