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Q: Turbine Engine in a Light Armoured Vehicle ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Turbine Engine in a Light Armoured Vehicle
Category: Science > Technology
Asked by: cbone_56-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 17 Oct 2006 15:07 PDT
Expires: 12 Nov 2006 09:27 PST
Question ID: 774480
I am looking for information on the benefits or disadvantages of using
a turbine engine in a light armoured vehicle. I am specifically trying
to research the use of a turbine engine in a LAV III. The answer I am
looking for will evaluate the turbine in comparison to a diesel engine
with respect to power, size, fuel economy, weight and any other
distinct advantages or disadvantages. If this is done by referring to
a study already done that would be great. As a mechanical engineer I
am already well acquainted with the mechanics of both turbine and
diesel engines so do not shy away from technical answers.

Clarification of Question by cbone_56-ga on 23 Oct 2006 14:29 PDT
What do I need to change in my question to get it answered?

Clarification of Question by cbone_56-ga on 24 Oct 2006 15:04 PDT
The answer I want doesn't have to look specifically at the LAV III.
The comparison should be for a vehicle that weighs ~20 tonnes which is
about what the LAV III weighs. The points about maintenance and
environmental factors brought up by myoarin-ga would be a bonus if
they were included.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Turbine Engine in a Light Armoured Vehicle
From: myoarin-ga on 23 Oct 2006 18:19 PDT
Your question is very clearly stated.  Increasing the price seems the
only choice you have, unless you can forego having the answer related
to the LAV III.
I expect the advantages of a turbine in comparison with a diesel
engine are similar for other vehicles.
There may be some specific (dis)advantages related to the military
use: maintenance, dust/sand, multi-fuel capability (?), that would be
apparent to someone familiar with with both types of engine.
Subject: Re: Turbine Engine in a Light Armoured Vehicle
From: iang-ga on 03 Nov 2006 08:58 PST
Fuel efficiency is a problem for turbines.  They also have more
pronounced thermal and acoustic signatures i.e. they're not as

Ian G.

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