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  Fast Track Amphibious Vehicle Runs Into Production - BornRich
The Fast Track amphibious vehicle can comfortably achieve 39 mph on water and 55 mph on land with their massive suspension system, which can be retracted or extended to suit the circumstance.
The first vehicles the company produces for non-military customers will be hand built and custom made for those who can afford to be the first owners of this unique machine.
The all-terrain vehicles will boast aggressive styling, two or five place plush seating with a 300 plus horsepower for speeds of 60 mph on water and 80 mph on land.
www.bornrich.org /entry/fast-track-amphibious-vehicle-runs-into-production   (616 words)

  Amphibious vehicle: amphibious assault vehicle, amphibious all terrain vehicle, argo amphibious vehicle
The first known self-propelled amphibious vehicle, a steam-powered wheeled dredging barge, named the Orukter Amphibolos, was conceived and built by United States inventor Oliver Evans in 1805, although it is disputed to have successfully travelled over land or water under its own steam[1].
In some of them the amphibious capabilities are central to their purpose, whereas in others they are only an expansion to what has remained primarily a watercraft or a land vehicle.
Among tracked armored vehicles with amphibious capabilities are first of all those that are intended for use in amphibious assault.
louddomain.com /wiki/Amphibious_vehicle   (3010 words)

  A Brief Guide to Russian Armored Fighting Vehicles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The BRDM-2 is fully amphibious, being propelled in the water by a single water-jet at the rear of the hull.
The vehicle is fitted with an overpressure NBC system and its air inlet is on the top of the hull to the left rear of the turret.
When launched from within the vehicle they are guided by the missile operator/vehicle commander who is seated at the front of the vehicle on the right side and is provided with a sight in the forward part of the hull.
www.aeronautics.ru /archive/armored_vehicles/brdm-2.htm   (2904 words)

 Amphibious vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first known self-propelled amphibious vehicle, a steam dredger named the Orukter Amphibolos, was demonstrated by United States inventor Oliver Evans in 1805, although it is not known to ever have travelled overland.
A modern amphibious vehicle, the Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé or VAB ("Armoured Vanguard Vehicle" in French), can be used as a personnel carrier, anti-tank missile platform and even for riot control with a water cannon.
Amphibious vehicles are slowly being supplanted by air cushion vehicles, such as hovercraft, in many modern militaries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amphibious_vehicle   (504 words)

 Amphibious vehicle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Army Technology - Viking (BvS10) Armoured All Terrain Vehicle
The Viking vehicle, which can operate in temperatures from -46°C to +46°C, was selected for its multi-role and worldwide operational capability in jungle, desert and Arctic conditions and for rapid deployment.
The vehicle is being procured in four variants: troop carrier, command, repair and recovery, and ambulance.
The vehicle is fully amphibious, being able to swim in deeper water with less than two minutes preparation including closing holes and fitting a front vane to prevent a bow wave washing over the front windows.
www.army-technology.com /projects/viking   (1215 words)

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A total of 15,000 tracked amphibious vehicles were used during the war by Marines in the Pacific and Army forces in Europe.
Most of the warships comprising the Navy's twelve Amphibious Ready Groups are already being replaced with more modern vessels, but even with enhanced firepower and self-protection features it is assumed they will need to be deployed "over the horizon" for their own safety during amphibious warfare.
Although combat vehicles usually do not attract the kind of funding and media attention devoted to more visible systems such as aircraft carriers, the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle demonstrates that digital technologies and new design processes are gradually transforming every facet of military technology.
www.adti.net /new_zuberi_uploaded/DEFLND/AAAV.html   (1561 words)

 Marine vehicle designed for beach, not the desert | www.azstarnet.com ®
The amphibious assault vehicle - the Marine Corps' signature transport - is designed to carry troops in water operations from ship to shore, then operate on the beach and inland.
With tracks instead of wheels, the vehicle is designed to be dropped from ships for coastal assaults, then move through surf at a speed of 6 mph.
Ham, deputy director for operations at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also said it was too early in the investigation to give many details on the incident in which 14 Marines patrolling in an amphibious vehicle were killed by a roadside bomb near the northwestern Iraqi city of Haditha.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/printDS/87146   (748 words)

 NDM Article - Marines Defend New Amphibious Vehicle
The AAAV—or advanced amphibious assault vehicle—was conceived in the late 1980s as a high-mobility platform that would move forces rapidly from a ship to the surface 25 miles from the shoreline, so they could rapidly advance into the objective area.
Nans observed that amphibious assault is a misnomer.
The vehicle drives off the ship on tracks and when it enters the water, the driver hits a button which transitions the vehicle to the high-water speed mode, Nans explained.
www.nationaldefensemagazine.org /issues/2002/Jun/Marines_Defend.htm   (1523 words)

 Metroducks - Amphibious vehicle tours
Few military operations are as difficult and risky as an amphibious landing against a contested beachhead, and this is where amtracs come into their own.
Amtracs covers these specialized assault vehicles from the early 1920's prototypes through their many manifestations over the past 70 years, with the most up-to-date changes and developments in amtrac design and deployment.
Discusses the history and military use of several amphibious vehicles, highlighting specific models and their roles in various battles.
www.metroducks.com /history.htm   (310 words)

 NDM Article - Marines Testing Prototypes Of New Amphibious Vehicle
The AAAV is one of three vehicles–along with the Marines’ V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and the Navy’s air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC)–that the Corps is counting on to enhance its ability to sweep in from the sea, assault an enemy shoreline and overwhelm entrenched hostile forces.
The AAAV, the latest in a long line of amphibious, armored personnel carriers, is intended to transport 18 Marines–a reinforced rifle squad–-and a crew of three from ship to shore, then drive at highway speeds as much as 400 miles inland.
The AAAV is the most recent in a series of amphibious tractors–or amtracs–that began in the 1930s, as the Marines prepared for their island-hopping campaigns against the Japanese in World War II.
www.nationaldefensemagazine.org /issues/2000/Dec/Marines_Testing.htm   (1736 words)

 USMC screws up the amphibious infantry tank   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is not as heavily armored as the Bradley fighting vehicles that the army uses.
Amphibious tractors designed to swim ashore and carry 20-25 men is TOO LARGE a target on land; it is too easy to hit and too thinly armored to survive.
The marine vehicle that became the target for one of the worst military bombings in Iraq was built in a different time to fight a different kind of war.
www.geocities.com /armorhistory/amphibiousinfantrytanks.htm   (12348 words)

 Worldandnation: Is amphibious vehicle out of place in Iraq?
Experts say none of the U.S. military's vehicles are guaranteed to withstand such an attack, the deadliest roadside bombing of U.S. troops in Iraq.
AAV's are protected with an inch of aluminum armor, and the vehicles assigned to Iraq have additional armor designed to protect them from the blast of 7.62mm rifle rounds and 155mm artillery fragments.
Ralston said Marines have used amphibious vehicles since the late 1930s, when Clearwater resident Donald Roebling designed the AAV's prototype, the Roebling Alligator, for hurricane relief.
www.sptimes.com /2005/08/05/Worldandnation/Is_amphibious_vehicle.shtml   (939 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Record of Decision for the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle at Marine Corps Base Camp ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vehicle replacement is estimated to start in fiscal year 2007 and continue through 2017.
Upon full implementation, the proposed action will result in the fielding of 56 fewer active amphibious vehicles at MCB Camp Pendleton, which equates to a 21 percent reduction in the number of vehicles.
The Marine Corps prepared an EIS to evaluate the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts associated with implementation of the proposed action that is the subject of the present decision.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/2003/June/Day-25/i16069.htm   (1529 words)

 Amphibious Vehicle, Larc V for sale
For Sale, Larc V, amphibious vehicle, totally refurbished from ground up, built in United States.
New engine and complete new hydraulic dive systems, all new brakes, motor vehicle inspected for highway use.
I can assist with training of new staff and marketing if necessary and delivery of vehicle.
www.maritimeequipment.com /ShowAd.aspx?id=101338   (0 words)

 LiveScience Store: Amphibious Solar Vehicle Kit
Be assured that once the Amphibious Solar Vehicle is assembled, it will work so well that you'll wish you had the life-size version for all your outdoor vacations.
In the event of a total flout and/or solar eclipse, the vehicle may also be powered by a AA battery-NOT included.
Includes plastic parts for chassis, polyethylene body, solar cells, circuit board, and wires; in the event of a total flout and solar eclipse, the vehicle may also be powered by a AA battery-NOT included.
www.livesciencestore.com /56820.html   (279 words)

 Amphibious vehicle patent invention
An amphibious vehicle (1), in the form of an inflatable boat (2) has a self propelled and steerable retractable undercarriage system, enabling the vehicle to enter and exit the water under its own power.
In these instances where the boat is left at a location adjacent to the ramp the boat is often in the way of other users of the ramp, and there is a risk of the boat drifting from its desired location, causing injury to people, the boat or adjacent property, or even being lost completely.
[0012] Preferably the amphibious vehicle is primarily a waterborne vehicle, for example but not limited to a boat, jet-boat, an inflatable boat, jet-ski, hydrofoil or air boat.
www.freshpatents.com /Amphibious-vehicle-dt20060518ptan20060105644.php   (1209 words)

 Assault Amphibian Vehicle Personnel Model 7A1 (AAVP7A1)
The AAVP7A1 is an armored assault amphibious full-tracked landing vehicle.
The primary responsibility of the AAVs during an amphibious operation is to spearhead a beach assault.
At the Battle of Tarawa, bolted on armor plate was used and the vehicles were equipped with one to four 30 cal. machine guns.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/aavp7a1.htm   (1794 words)

 Amphibious Assault Vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV)—official designation AAV-7A1 (formerly known as LVT-7) is the current amphibious troop transport of the United States Marine Corps and is also operated by other forces.
The AAV-7A1 is a fully tracked amphibious landing vehicle manufactured by FMC Corporation.
It is used by USMC Amphibious Assault Battalions to land the surface assault elements of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift from assault shipping during amphibious operations to inland objectives and to conduct mechanized operations and related combat support in subsequent mechanized operations ashore.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amphibious_Assault_Vehicle   (567 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | London | Amphibious car drives over water
Those who want to buy their own James Bond-style vehicle can expect to pay out about £150,000 when it goes on the market later this year.
Gibbs Technologies says other amphibious cars have not managed to get faster than 6mph on the water.
The car needs a boat ramp or slope to get into the water, although it could be driven straight into the sea from the shore.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/london/3077508.stm   (406 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Introduction of the Advanced ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It will be a tracked-amphibious vehicle possessing both land and water mobility and is designed to have an endurance of 250 miles after a high-speed water march of 25 nautical miles.
The AAAV vehicle will be operated/ maintained by a crew of 3 Marines and have a troop carrying capacity of up to 18 infantry Marines.
The proposal being evaluated in this EIS is the replacement of existing Amphibious Assault Vehicle 7A1s with AAAVs in the First Marine Expeditionary Force, the replacement of the training facility used for the Amphibious Assault Vehicle 7A1, and renovation of the existing maintenance and testing facilities used for the Amphibious Assault Vehicle 7A1.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/2000/August/Day-15/i20680.htm   (872 words)

 Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle
The Marine Corps plans to replace the amphibious assault vehicle with 1,013 advanced amphibious assault vehicles for $6.7 billion, including a $456-million increase due to a 2-year procurement delay.
Until the new vehicle is fielded, beginning in 2008, the Marine Corps anticipates spending more to maintain the current vehicle.
A truly amphibious vehicle that will replace the USMC's aging current system and provide the capability to maneuver, combat loaded with a Marine rifle squad, at 20-25 knots in the water and maneuver cross country with agility and mobility equal or greater than that of the M1 Main Battle Tank (MBT).
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/aaav.htm   (806 words)

 Amphibious Assault Vehicle
The amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) is employed to conduct mechanized operations and related combat support in subsequent operations ashore.
The AAV was not designed as an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and should not be employed as such.
It lacks the armor protection, stabilized weapons station, low silhouette, and means for the infantry to fight from the vehicle without exposing themselves to direct fire.
www.inetres.com /gp/military/cv/inf/AAV.html   (608 words)

 Amphibious Vehicle - Contest Ideas
The design competition, which will be held during the 1988 ASME Regional Student Conference at Louisiana Tech University, will be to design an amphibious vehicle powered by dry cell batteries.
Vehicles must arrive at finish line intact, no part of the vehicle may be jettisoned during the race
Modified toys or vehicles built from kits are not acceptable as contest entries.
www.asme.org /Events/Contests/Ideas/Amphibious_Vehicle.cfm   (290 words)

 Amphibious vehicle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The problem with previous amphibious designs was the drag created by the wheels as they moved through the water.
"Previous amphibious vehicles tended to go at displacement speeds, that is up to about 12kph on the water.
It is not the first amphibious vehicle to plane but it is certainly the first commercial one."
www.nzine.co.nz /features/amphibious_vehicle.html   (710 words)

 Amphibious Solar Vehicle
Amphibious Solar Vehicle - Sleek shape, solar panel top, fins built into the wheels.
With its effective design, the Amphibious Solar Vehicle effectively moves from land to water, water to land.
Amphibious Solar Vehicle has been reviewed 1 times with an average rating of 4.00.
www.fatbraintoys.com /toy_companies/elenco_electronics_inc/amphibious_solar_vehicle.cfm   (473 words)

 Amphibious Solar Vehicle Kit
Amphibious Solar Vehicle Kit This kit introduces the fundamentals of solar power through hands-on experiements.
The user can explore different types of energy and energy conversion with this land and water vehicle.
Learn what materials solar batteries are made from and the characteristics of solar batteries, advantages, and disadvantages of solar power.
storeforknowledge.com /Amphibious-Solar-Vehicle-Kit-P3823C265.aspx   (86 words)

 Military Amphibious Vehicles
The tracked vehicle is a Landing Vehicle Tracked Mk4, LVT4, Water Buffalo.
It is amphibious and tracked, not four wheel drive, but it is carrying a Jeep so that is ok. All the vehicles listed below can take to the water in their own right.
The Amphibious Jeep (Seep) and The Amphibious Jeep `Half-Safe'
www.4wdonline.com /Mil/Amphib.html   (98 words)

 Another successful amphibious vehicle English Channel Crossing - gizmag Article
November 15, 2006 Last week yet another successful crossing of the English Channel was made, this time by two Dutton S2 Commander amphibians which made the journey in 7 hours and 5 minutes travelling from Dover (UK) to Calais (France).
The attempt fell well short of the Sealegs amphibious boat record of 43 minutes, and the Gibbs Aquada’s amphibious car record of one hour, 40 minutes but there are a few special attributes that should be considered.
Secondly, there was almost no planning involved and the crossing was done in less-than-ideal conditions to draw attention to the plight of a wildfowl reserve (wildfowl being amphibious creatures is the connection) and in ideal conditions a time of better than five hours could be expected.
www.gizmag.com /go/6469   (497 words)

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