The LPPV, also known as the Ocelot or the Foxhound, is a light vehicle featured in Squad. The LPPV is a light-armoured vehicle used by the British Army, added to the game in the V 2.0 update. It is similar in function to the U.S. Army's M-ATV, Canadian Army's TAPV, and Russian Ground Forces' Tigr-M.
General Information[edit | edit source]
The LPPV was designed by Force Protection Europe and the automotive engineering company Ricardo through 2009 to 2010. The vehicle was built specifically to counter the threat of roadside bombs and IEDs, and when fully loaded weighs up to 7'500 kilograms. Much more heavily armoured than the Snatch Land Rover that it is replacing in Army service. Powered by a Steyr M16-Monoblock diesel engine, the vehicle has a top speed of 132 km/h, with independent axles for each wheel in the event that one is destroyed. Another key feature is the modular nature of the construction, with the ability to quickly apply and then remove the armour plating as necessary, a simplified engine unit that can be changed in under an hour, and an interchangeable passenger compartment that allows for the vehicle to operate as an ambulance, supply carrier, troop carrier, or general purpose vehicle.
Over 200 were procured by the British Ministry of Defence, with a contract signed in 2012 and deliveries beginning in 2013.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The LPPV is used by only the British Army and has a crew (driver and gunner/s) of 2 or 3 depending on the variant. In total, both variants can carry (x) passengers.
- The armour is light and will protect the occupants from small arms fire and grenades, but it will not last long when targeted by heavy weapons.
- The vehicle has a quick acceleration and a high top speed, allowing it quickly exit and enter a contested area to deliver troops or exfiltrate a squad that is out of position.
- Generally smaller than the TAPV or the M-ATV, though not as small as the Tigr-M.
- The armament comes in two different variants, one being a ENFORCER RWS-mounted L11A1 .50 caliber heavy machine gun, and the other coming with two open-top L7A2 general-purpose machine guns on the roof, each manned by a passenger. The former's turret can traverse 360 degrees, while the two turrets of the latter can only traverse 180 degrees as they are mounted back-to-back on top of the vehicle. Both guns can still face in front or behind the vehicle however.
- The Remote Weapons Station is the more dangerous variant with a heavier weapon and a powerful set of remotely operated optics allowing the gunner to remain safe inside. The GPMG variant is only effective against infantry and popping tires of wheeled vehicles, and both gunners are exposed to enemy fire.
- The best way to use this vehicle is as fast infantry transport or general fire support. The RWS is excellent at engaging unarmoured or lightly armoured enemy vehicles, and the zoom allows for engagement at longer ranges than any iron sights. However, the armour is minimal, and the vehicle is vulnerable to HMGs, anti-tank weapons, enemy APCs, IFVs, and MBTs.
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