Landing Vehicle Tracked LVT(A)-4

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    Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT-2 / LVT-4) (Alligator / Water Buffalo) - Amphibious Personnel Carrier - History, Specs and Pictures - Military Tanks, Vehicles and Artillery

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    On reading this post, I just remembered the D-Day landing fiction showed in the Saving private Ryan...

    And when read through the wikipedia article, this struck me.... This is why Free nations prevail..

    By the way with the advent of composite armour and nano technology is it possible that main battle tanks of future will also perform the Amphibious assault on full scale???
     
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    @nirranj

    The LVT(A)-4 was used in Saipan and Leyte landings. There were amphibious tanks used at Normandy which were not successful.

    BBC NEWS | UK | The tanks that didn't land on D-Day
     
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    Duplex Drive Tank

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    any specific reason why the LVT's where not widely and numerously used in the atlantic theater as was in the Pacific theater... other than that pacific demanded more amphibious landings in the islands...
     
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    I think you have hit on the reason.
     
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    Gotcha... Thank you...

    Why did the US cancel the Advanced Amphibious assault vehicle???
     
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    Probably the main reason was cost.

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