The CCAV armoured vehicles are the answer to the Eurusian Army’s request for a light but well protected infantry vehicle. The ATUVs perform well in many tasks, but in close quarter combat situations it has proven to be less effective. With an open cabin and troop compartment, the troops riding in the back are very exposed, especially when fighting in urban areas. A hardtop can be bolted on for extra protection, but that reduces troop carrying capability to a minimum. The ATUVs are also vulnerable to heavier mines and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) often used in booby traps.
Due to the increasing number of ATUVs being knocked out in close combat situations, the Eurusian Army requested a new type of light armoured fighting vehicles. Called the CCAV (“see-cav”, Close Combat Assault Vehicle) the GZ 560 is the ATUV’s bigger badder brother. It’s heavier than and not as fast as the ATUV, but it offers better protection for its passengers and crew, as well as increased carrying capacity and increased firepower. The CCAVs are similar to the MRAP vehicles used by other western armies.
The CCAV can carry a total of four fully equipped troops, in addition to the two man crew. The crew and passengers are sitting in a completely enclosed compartment. The CCAV’s armour is the same composite armour as in the ATUVs, which has proven to be light yet very resistant to enemy fire. The CCAVs are designed to protect its crew and passengers, and the blast waves from mines, IEDs and RPGs are absorbed by the vehicle itself, leaving the soldiers inside relatively unharmed. The crew and passenger compartment is also extra protected with thicker armour and a coat of Kevlar-like material. For self defence the CCAVs standard armament is a wire operated 30mm auto cannon, which is controlled from the passenger seat. The 30mm cannon is a good all-around weapon effective against infantry, lightly armoured vehicles and slow aircraft/helicopters. There is also an anti armour version of the CCAV, with two TOW launchers instead of the auto cannon.
Specification for GZ 560 CCAV:
Crew: Driver, gunner, 4 troops
Weight: 17.2 t (38 000lb) (gross)
Engine: liquid cooled V-8 diesel
Top speed: 95 km/h (59 mph)
Armament: Wire controlled Shipunov 30mm auto cannon or two TOW launchers.
GZ 560 CCAV. A snorkel is mounted on the engine's air intake for deep water crossing.
Extra armour plates provide added protection for the engine and front axle.
Extra armour is also added to the side, protecting the passenger compartment and the otherwise relatively vulnerable wheel wells.
The passengers enter/exit through the back hatch.
The CCAV's V-8 diesel engine. Powerful and reliable.
The crew. The gunner in the passenger seat operates the CCAV's wire controlled 30mm auto cannon. Note the gun holders behind the seats.
In addition to the crew, the CCAV carries up to four soldiers or cargo in the passenger compartment.
A team of soldiers exit the CCAV.
A patrol escorted by a CCAV is investigating an abandoned SPA HMGWV. Credit to Connor Pruett for the original HMGWV design.
The CCAV Anti-Tank version sports dual TOW launchers instead of the 30mm auto cannon.
I have Front lines fuel of war and it does looks like the western coalition's vehicle. If you want you could send me some pics of it taken apart. Just a few will do if you look at my aircraft carrier i think you will understand that im not to bad at legos. thanks if you email me some pics blaaa if you do not. By the way do you have front lines and if you do did you happen to melee a guy named sattooine becouse that was me lol bye
This is great. it reminds me of the Western Coalition vehicles from Frontlines: Fuel of War. Nice detailed shape, engine, neat windscreen, what is there not to like?
I like it
April 4, 2008
i like the heavily armored feel it has. the way the tropps exit is cool. the front looks really tough. overall awesome. check it my MOCs if you have time, I admire your site and visit it every time I'm on MOCpages
Ooooooooh. That's about all I can find to say. I've had to ban my mini-figs from the computer, as they might revolt when they saw all the cool trucks your guys get to ride in. Mine are still in a sloppy attempt at Justin Stebbin's old Warthog. They do have a Black Hawk though... Great work, I'll have to try one myself one of these days. -- -- Michael
I like it
Sierk van Terwisga
February 10, 2008
This is iconic. I could go on saying that the colours are well-balanced, the weapons and details are nice, and so on, but iconic sums it up nicely. Prophet Zarquon
This is a top notch MOC; it would be an insane seller as a medium-sized boxed Lego set. The armor plating on the lower portions of the vehicle and the window grilles are nicely done. It also has plenty of functionalities such as the doors, troop hatch, engine, and cannon.
It looks kind of like a Force Protection Cougar. I noticed that there is actually glass for the front windows. While it seems like a heavy and well protected vehicle, it doesn't look to have very good visibility or off road abililties.