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Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle
The AAAV prototype on display at AMTRAC Museum, Camp
Del Mar, USMC Camp Pendleton, CA, USA.
This is a tracked version that could also operate on
water. The propulsion unit is placed in a box at the
rear with three water jets. This box then lowered in
the water and that made the vehicle act like an
over-sized Jet ski.
The person standing in front gives reference to the
size of the prototype.
It is 75% of the proposed vehicle.
The real AAAV will be capable of transporting 18
Marines and a crew of 3 over water at speeds up to 29
mph, on land speeds up to 45 mph.
The picture and the info was send in by Frank
he runs the Philippine Marines site
The Advanced Armoured Personnel Carrier is an all
terrain, amphibious, infantry support and transport
The vehicles produced by FNSS are being used by in
Turkey, Belgium, Holland and in several other
countries under the United Nations Flag
Engine: Detroit Diesel 6V53T 300 hp
Speed land: 65 km/h Speed in water with track (with
swim kit) 6.3 km/h
Acceleration (0-48 km/h) 21 seconds
Fuel Consumption 84.89 litre/100 km
The AAV7A1 is a family of vehicles that include
the AAVP7A1 Personnel Carrier,
the AAVC7A1 Command Vehicle, and
the AAVR7A1 Recovery Vehicle.
|Advanced Amphibious Design T-DucW (2014)
Gearbox: Automatic Alison transmission
Transmission: Driven Front- and middle-axle
Speed road: 100 km/h water: 15 km/h
Length: 11000 Width: 2500 Height: 3500 mm
Weight: 13000 kg
Tank capacity: 200 litre
Max Range: 800 km
Passenger capacity: 34 + driver
The Marine Corps Amphibious Tractor. Developed during
World War Two to deliver Marines over the coral reefs of
the Pacific islands.
The Gator was invented in 1937 by Donald Roebling for
rescue missions. A great hurricane swept through Florida
Everglades in 1935 and then it was not possible to
The first Gator had:
Engine 92 hp Chrysler
Speed land: 40 water: of 3.5 km/h
The second Gator had:
Engine: Ford V-8 Diagonal cleats attached to the tracks
Speed water: 8.5 km/h
Weight: 4000 kg
The third Gator had an lighter aluminium hull
Speed land: 32 water: 14 km/h
On 2 Okt 1937, the vehicle was presented in Life
The Alligator amphibian tractor is the predecessor of
every landing vehicle with tracks.
The for military use redesigned Roebling Alligator is
the 1941 LVT 1
||Alligator (1960) see EWK
||Altkam Stalker or Hunter
|Alvis Stalwart Proto 1960
The PV 1 is not a true swimmer, it can only float covert
In the photo a later PV 2, at first it had a heavy
The prototypes ware based on the 1959 Salamander fire
The idea was to use the same (spare) parts.
In 1961 the PV3 had a dual hatch and auxiliary air lines
for trailer brakes and an Allison automatic gearbox.
In 1963 production of the MK 1 (FV 620) started
In 1966 the MK 2 (FV 620) came into service
It has bigger windows and the weight is 600 kg more.
And on the bottom the last Stollie of the production
line in 1971.
||Alvis Stalwart Mk2 FV620
The last Stollie
Name: Alvis Stalwart ("Stally" for short but mostly
pronounced "Stolly") - FV622 - High Mobility Truck 6x6
Engine: Rolls - Royce B81 8B/2 6522 cc
Weight: 8027 load: 5689
Length: 6000 width: 2620 height: 2400
Speed land: 64 water: 5 knots
Fuel: 400 litre
Range: 640 km on road.
FV 623 with crane
FV 624 REME Fitters
Mk UBRE with fuel tanks and pump
This is a magnificent thing on wheels.
|Alvis Stalwart DIESEL
British Stalwart MKII cargo vehicle with crane, 6X6 5
ton diesel amphibian
Also known as (FV622 High Mobility Load Carrier).
This is one of the two prototypes that the Brits had
converted to diesel with a Perkins Phaser engine.
It has the same horsepower but increased torque and it
turns the same RPMs as the original engine.
Cost to do the R&D and the conversion to diesel was
$125 000 per vehicle.
||Alvis Stalwart Super
The Super Stolly was the exclusive creation of Land
and Seas tours. The Super Stolly was without a doubt
the most awesome amphibious tour vehicle ever built!
The Super Stolly is a heavily modified Alvis
Stalwart MK 2 purpose rebuilt for amphibious tours.
|Alvis Supacat 6x6 1600
An Cat 6x6 - the MK I was used in the film Brasil 1985
The UK military used them from 1988 as:
Aircraft crash recovery;
Radio rebroadcast stations;
Engine: water cooled 1896 cc Volkswagen Diesel 78 pk
Gearbox: torque convertor, VW/Audi Automatic 089 with
three forward and one reverse.
Differential: 1 that drives 2 drop gear reduction boxes,
Ratio: 3.37 : 1.
Final drive: heavy duty one inch (1") pitch duplex
chains to the wheels.
Steering: handlebars steer the front 2 axles and are
controlling the steering brakes.
Speed land: 64 km/h water: ??
Suspension: low pressure tyres.
Brakes: 2 inboard disc on the drop gear boxes.
Fuel-tank: 50 litre + jerrycans
Size basic: length 3440 with: 2000 high: 2010 mm.
Ground clearance 215 mm (on wheels) 316 mm (on tracks)
Weight: basic 1690 kg road ready: 1800 kg max load in
water 300 kg plus driver.
That means it is army amphibious, it does not sink in
Supacat became an independent company,
The Alvis history is to complicated to list here.
The photo on the bottom is the cat I hate, it is a
driven by a Robot.
What is the fun in that?
|Amphi Motor (1922) tested
in the river Rhone, France.
Engine: 14 hp
It is a 4x4 the wheels are retractable.
Water propulsion: paddles on the all 4 wheels ?
Speed water: 12 km/h ?
2 buoyancy tanks keep her afloat.
There where plans to cross the English channel.
Popular Mechanics? - June 1922 had a small article
||Amphibious self contained
diamond mining vehicle. (2000)
This vehicle is a totally self contained unit and was
originally designed to mine the rivers of Angola.
Besides the rather obvious crane, there are also 5
winches, a drilling head and motors driving the
various separators and vibrators.
It is a STOLLY :)
||AL FAHD (2000)
Designed and built in Saudi Arabia and is in
production for the Saudi Arabian National Guard. It is
an 8 wheeled armoured vehicle. Wheels were selected
rather than a tracked system because they provide
better maneuverability and higher road speeds. A
hydraulic amphibious system is available as an option.
The maximum amphibious speed is 8 km/h The hull is
water-sealed and airtight.
It is more than a Croco clone.
Made in Germany.
It has four wheel steering and four wheel drive through
a hydraulic gearbox.
Send in by Jose who is working in Argentina to develop
an articulated vehicle similar to this.
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