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Battlefield 3 LAV-AD
The LAV-AD is the air defense version of the LAV-25, and is equipped with a 25mm Gatling gun, in addition to surface-to-air missiles, which have to be unlocked by the player. The LAV-AD offers the same fast, all terrain mobility as the LAV-25, but only seats one driver/operator. The LAV-AD is used by the US forces in Battlefield 3.

LAV-AD stats

  • Top speed: 60 KM/H
  • Weapons: 25mm Gatling gun
  • Unlockable weapons: anti-air missiles
  • Seats: 1

LAV-AD unlocks

  • IR Smoke
  • Air to Air missile
  • Belt speed reload
  • Thermal optics
  • Proximity scan
  • Maintenance
  • Thermal camo
  • Reactive armor

LAV-AD availability

The LAV-AD anti-air vehicle is available on the following Battlefield 3 maps:

LAV-AD images and screenshots

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  1. WTF-Swed
    October 24th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Air to Air missile?
    You mean SAM, Surface-to-Air Missile? Or can it fly to? X)
    (BTW- AA, stands for anti air..(if your not in to binge drinking))

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      October 29th, 2011 at 6:09 am

      wahhaha lols

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    • Tom
      May 20th, 2013 at 10:14 am

      BTW it’s “too” and not “to.”

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  2. BF3FTW
    November 19th, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Is this only available in PC?

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    • Nokezo
      November 23rd, 2012 at 2:37 am

      I think so

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  3. Modern Spartan
    November 25th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I have yet to use this vehicle. were does it hide? ive looked…

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    • gman9mm
      January 14th, 2012 at 7:13 am

      on console it’s only on nosharnh canal for the russian side. without dlc of course

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  4. Mr. Wingfield
    December 4th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    According to the map overviews in the Battlefield 3 Official Strategy Guide, this vehicle only seems to appear on certain conquest maps in the 64-conquest mode for the PC. Maybe they will add it in for console players like me at a later date? Probably not, but it would be nice.

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  5. dags9119
    January 7th, 2012 at 1:40 am

    The two Mobile AA vehicles are on the back to karkand map pack and especially wake island.

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    • dags9119
      January 7th, 2012 at 1:44 am

      Forgot to say they spawn in the airfield at B and depending on which side controls it determines which one the Russian or American. The airfield at B also has 1 jet and 1 attack chopper. (Wake Island)

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  6. Tom
    March 29th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Just got killed by one on xbox playing conquest wake island

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  7. Mats
    April 21st, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    It suck if i can’find it :( :(

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  8. whack4
    July 2nd, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    they should make a console update so it could on caspian border,operation firestorm,and kharg island for ps3 and xbox :D

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  9. whack4
    July 2nd, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    i forgot to put be between could and on lmao

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