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Desert Patrol Vehicles in reality.

The Desert Patrol Vehicle (DPV), is a high-speed, lightly-armored sandrail-like vehicle built during the Persian Gulf War in 1991 by Chenowth Racing Products, Inc. that appears in Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, Battlefield Play4Free, Battlefield 3, and Battlefield 4.

Battlefield 2Edit

Desert Patrol Vehicle
Vehicle passengers Driver
2 passengers
(3 total)
Main weapon M2 Browning
Main weapon firemode Automatic
Main weapon ammunition per reload Unlimited
Passenger weapon M249
Passenger weapon firemode Automatic
Passenger weapon ammunition per reload Unlimited
Vehicle speed Fast
Vehicle maneuverability High
Sound(s) Driving
BF2 DPV Driving
Camouflage(s) None
Operators Flag of the United States United States Marine Corps
EU European Union

The Desert Patrol Vehicle is one of the 2 light vehicles operated by the United States Marine Corps and the European Union, operating alongside the HMMWV. Its counterparts are the FAV, which is operated by both the PLA and the MEC,the SAS and US Navy SEAls AIL Raider and the rebel,insurgent,MECSF,US Navy SEALs,SAS and Russian Spetsnaz Technical

Compared to the FAV, the DPV is disadvantaged as even though both have identical speed and acceleration stats, the Heavy Machine Gun turret for the DPV only has a 180-degree firing arc as opposed to the FAV's 360-degree firing arc.

Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

The DPV is a light vehicle used by both NATO in the singleplayer and the United States Marine Corps in the multiplayer.

In singleplayer, the DPV appears in the mission Hotel Alpha as the default vehicle the player can use to get around the level.

In multiplayer, it appears as one of two main light vehicles used by the USMC, the other being the HMMWV. Its counterpart is the MEC/PLA FAV.


Battlefield Play4FreeEdit

Vehicle armor 400
Passenger weapon M2 Browning
Passenger weapon damage *Close range 23-23
  • Medium range 20-20
  • Long range 17-17
Passenger weapon reload time 3 seconds
Passenger weapon rate of fire 450 rpm
Passenger weapon firemode Fully automatic
Passenger weapon ammunition per reload 50 rounds
Second passenger weapon Passenger's Kit
Vehicle speed Very fast
Vehicle maneuverability Medium-high
Camouflage(s) Desert
Operators United States Marine Corps

The LSV makes a return appearance in Battlefield Play4Free. It appears on the map Oman when the A flag is under US control, and can also be found scattered about the map.

It is the fastest vehicle in the game. It is identical in performance to the Russian FAV, and can be used to traverse Oman very quickly. The LSV can be destroyed by a single tank shot or rocket from a Stationary AT or an Engineer's RPG-7, so players driving the vehicle will want to avoid heavy armor fights as much as possible. The mounted M2 Browning on top does not allow the operator to crouch, leaving them fairly exposed to enemy fire.

Unlike in previous titles. the passenger seat player is allowed to use their weapons. This can potentially make the LSV a hit-and run anti-tank vehicle if an Engineer passenger uses their Tracer Dart Gun to lock on to a vehicle and then fires their RPG at it. This could also work well for a mine-laying vehicle to pester enemy armor, as the passenger could drop mines about as the driver goes around the map.

Battlefield 3Edit

Vehicle health Low
Vehicle passengers 1-3; Driver, Gunner, and passenger.
Vehicle armor Light
Main weapon None
Passenger weapon M2 Browning HMG
Second passenger weapon Personal Firearm
Vehicle speed High
Vehicle maneuverability High
"Fast transport vehicle famously used by US Navy Seals during Desert Storm. While mostly replaced by HMMWVs, an improved design designated LSV is still used thanks to its superior speed and off-road capabilities."
— Battlelog description

The DPV returns in the Back to Karkand expansion pack, and is one of the four new vehicles. It is very fast and can carry up to three players: a driver, gunner and side seat passenger. Its armament is one M2 Browning on a 120 degree mount.

Players are unable to aim the mounted M2 Browning behind the DPV, leaving the vehicle's rear undefended.

The player is required to kill five enemies with the DPV for one part of the all kits Assignment Scarred Veteran, in order to unlock the MK3A1 Jackhammer.

Battlefield 4Edit

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Desert Patrol Vehicle
Vehicle passengers Driver
Two passengers
Passenger weapon Mk19

The DPV returns in Battlefield 4 in the expansion pack Second Assault. It now has a Mk19 automatic grenade launcher in place of its M2 Browning .50cal from Battlefield 3.

The DPV in Battlefield 4 is very similar to the one in Battlefield 3. The vehicle can have a driver, a gunner on the grenade launcher and a passenger who can use their kit. The car lacks any armor, resulting in the driver and crew to be exposed to small arms fire and above. As a trade off the DPV is the fastest unarmored car in the game.

It should be noted that the grenade launcher has a limited arc of movement unlike the machine guns on other cars, thus only allowing a generally forward attack to be possible.


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