Author Topic: AMTRACs, AMTANKs, Aligators, Buffalos, DUKWs, GPAs, Terrapins, & Tuna Boats  (Read 19644 times)

Offline AGRA

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The Brit LVTP5 looks like its painted haze grey which often comes out as white in B&W photos. Grey, Amtrac, Brit Army? Just add jungle river and a roof load of Highlanders and Iban Border Scouts for a Borneo Confrontation scene Whif!

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Attention LVT fans!!!  Squadron has 3 sets of reference manuals for the LVTs currently on sale.  They're are also having a Memorial Day sale until noon Monday (5/27) which nets you another %20 off.

LVT Line Drawings: LVTA1, LVT2, LVTA2, LVTA4 (SC) - Letterman Publications
https://www.squadron.com/product-p/lpp012.htm

Model Tech Manual LVT2 and LVT(A)2 (SC) - Letterman Publications
https://www.squadron.com/product-p/lpp010.htm

Model Tech Manual LVT(A)1, LVT(A)4 and LVT(A)5 (SC) - Letterman Publications
https://www.squadron.com/product-p/lpp011.htm

If you ordered them all you'd pay a whopping $3.15!!!  That's a far cry from their retail net of $17.
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I have the line drawing set.  They're quite nice and very large!   :)

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Something in the same vein, but from a bit further east:

A former Czech army GSP-55:


What a simple, but practical piece of kit the Ob'yekt 55 (GSP-55) was/is!!

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FYI, I have all those books and drawings and they are great. I can highly recommend them. They are a good read,too and have lots of pictures ,both inside and out.
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Re: AMTRACs, AMTANKs, Aligators, Buffalos, DUKWs, GPAs, Terrapins, & Tuna Boats
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2013, 03:11:25 PM »
ACV Tuna-boat ...


... and one of the projects to replace said beast.


Both images from late mid-late '70s.  :icon_fsm:
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Offline Rickshaw

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Re: AMTRACs, AMTANKs, Aligators, Buffalos, DUKWs, GPAs, Terrapins, & Tuna Boats
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2013, 03:54:53 PM »
"Tuna boat"?

I'd love to see a diagram of how the skirt was going to be stowed away or they just going to discard it after coming ashore?

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Re: AMTRACs, AMTANKs, Aligators, Buffalos, DUKWs, GPAs, Terrapins, & Tuna Boats
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2013, 01:43:28 AM »
"Tuna boat"?

I'd love to see a diagram of how the skirt was going to be stowed away or they just going to discard it after coming ashore?

Nickname is explained further back in the thread.

The inflatable tube skirt was to deflate and be covered by hinged panels, from what I can
ascertain it had more in common with the inflatable skirts of the Bell ACLS, than a standard
ACV skirt.

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Re: AMTRACs, AMTANKs, Aligators, Buffalos, DUKWs, GPAs, Terrapins, & Tuna Boats
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2013, 02:11:12 AM »
Hmmm...might be interesting to have an attempt at building the ACV variant shown.
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Offline Volkodav

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AAAV-7 with that 60mm HV gun  :)

Another thought, a HIMARS rockets setup, drops the rear ramp for the rocket exhaust.

NEMO or AMOS mortar turrets.

Avenger Stinger turret

Spike NLOS fitted in troop area.

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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Dedicated Indirect fire support Tuna Boat armed with a mortar in the troop compartment.  4.2"/107mm or 120mm mortar.  Signature base plate and ground mount hardware strapped to the side of the vehicle.  Mortar mounted on a rotating platform in the troop compartment to fire through the access hatches on top. 






***edit to add "Indirect" to my suggestion to avoid confusion with input provided by GTX.
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More details plus colour photo of that shown above:



The LVTEX-3 mated an expiremental Navy 105mm low-recoil gun in a surplus Army M551 Sheridan tank turret.  It was an attempt to explore fire support versions of the LVT-7
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AAVP7A1 CATFAE ( Catapult-Arunched Fuel-Air Explosive ) amphibious mine clearance vehicle:


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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Replace the turret on the LVT(A)-4 or LVT(A)-5 with the turret from the Alvis Salidin Armoured Car.  Something that might be an economical alternative to buying a whole new fleet of amphibious vehicles for a country that is looking for an affordable upgrade to their AMTRAC fleet.
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Offline Story

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Re: AMTRACs, AMTANKs, Aligators, Buffalos, DUKWs, GPAs, Terrapins, & Tuna Boats
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2021, 07:46:09 AM »
The demilitarized hulls with running gear and drive trains go on auction to the public. What do you make?

The Marine Corps will keep its fleet of decades-old Amphibious Assault Vehicles out of the water except in emergencies, the service announced on Wednesday.

The water ban on the AAVs makes permanent restrictions the Marines placed on the 1970s-era vintage amphibious armored personnel carriers following the AAV incident in 2020 that killed eight Marines and a sailor in a training incident off the coast of California and led to several subsequent investigations.

https://news.usni.org/2021/12/15/breaking-marines-keeping-aavs-out-of-the-water-permanently

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« Last Edit: December 16, 2021, 07:50:34 AM by Story »