Category: AAAV

  • Japanese Coming California For Amphibious Training

    According to AP, Japanese troops will converge on California’s southern coast in the next two weeks as part of a military exercise with U.S. troops aimed at improving that country’s amphibious attack abilities. China asked the United States and Japan to cancel the drill, scheduled to begin Tuesday, Japan’s Kyodo News service reported, citing unnamed […]

  • Hovercraft

    Hovercraft An air-cushion vehicle (ACV) or hovercraft can travel over land or water supported by a cushion of air ejected downwards against the surface below it. In principle a hovercraft can travel over any sufficiently smooth surface, solid, liquid, mixed, or anything in between. Large hovercraft, riding on an air-cushion contained by skirts several meters […]

  • Deep fording

    Deep fording Some military vehicles are capable of “wading” using waterproof screens to keep the upper hull dry. In World War II the tanks following the Sherman DDs were given waterproofed hulls and trunking was fixed to the engine intakes and exhausts to allow them to come ashore from landing craft in shallow water. The […]

  • Tracked

    Tracked Unarmored The M29 Weasel (Studebaker Weasel), whilst originally designed as a snow vehicle, operated successfully in amphibious role by the addition of front and rear floats. The basic vehicle will float but its bow is square so the additional floats add stability and load carrying capacity. Armored Two U.S. Marine Corps AAV-7s emerge from […]

  • Wheeled

    Wheeled Unarmored ATVs M Amphibious ATV Land Tamer amphibious 8×8 remote access vehicle Amongst the smallest non air-cushioned amphibious vehicles are amphibious ATVs (all-terrain vehicles). These saw significant popularity in North America during the 1960s and early 70s. Typically an amphibious ATV (AATV) is a small, lightweight, off-highway vehicle, constructed from an integral hard plastic […]

  • History of amphibious Vehicle

    History of amphibious Vehicle Alligator tug Bonnechere, 1907 LVT ‘Buffalos’ taking Canadian troops across the Scheldt in 1944 Some of the earliest known amphibious vehicles were amphibious carriages, the invention of which is credited to the notorious Neapolitan Prince Raimondo di Sangro of Sansevero (ca. 1750[dead link]) or Sir Samuel Bentham (1781). The first known […]

  • General technical notes

    General technical notes Propeller on a French VAB A Land Rover with inflatable floats to create a vehicle that will swim much like an improvised raft Apart from the distinction in sizes mentioned above, two main categories of amphibious vehicle are immediately apparent: those that travel on an air-cushion (Hovercraft) and those that don’t. Amongst […]

  • amphibious vehicle

    An amphibious vehicle (or simply amphibian), is a vehicle that is a means of transport, viable on land as well as on (or under) water. Amphibious vehicles include amphibious bicycles, ATVs, cars, buses, trucks, military vehicles, and hovercraft. Classic landing craft are not amphibious vehicles as they don’t offer any real land transportation at all, […]

  • Variants

    Variants Personnel variant The EFVP1 with a three-man crew would conduct the signature mission of the United States Marine Corps, expeditionary maneuver warfare from seabases by initiating amphibious operations from 20–25 miles over-the-horizon and transporting 17 combat-equipped Marines to inland objectives. The fully armored, tracked combat vehicle would have provided lethal firepower to disembarked or […]

  • Design

    Design The EFV, designed by General Dynamics Land Systems, is an amphibious armored tracked vehicle with an aluminum hull. The engine is a custom MTU Friedrichshafen diesel (MT883) with two modes of operation; a high power mode for planing over the sea, and a low power mode for land travel. It has a crew of […]