LARC-60 Amphibious Vehicles

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By damein234 @ 2006-03-08 16:05:43
The LARC-60 transports wheeled and tracked vehicles, including beach preparation equipment and general cargo from ship to shore or to inland transfer points. It is the only amphibian in the Army inventory, and the only vessel capable of landing on a beach through a breaking surf. The LARC-60 can be deck-loaded on a commercial vessel or heavy lift ship for transport overseas. It can be transported on a semi-submersible vessel, in the well deck of an LSD, or aboard a SEABEE.

Characteristics and capabilities include the following:

* Length overall: 63 feet.
* Beam: 27 feet.
* Displacement (weight): 88 LTONs (light).
* Deck area: 527 square feet.
* Payload: 60 tons.
* Range: land, 60-ton load, 150 statue miles at 14 MPH; water, 60-ton load, 75 nautical miles at 6 knots.
* Draft: 7.5 feet (light); 9 feet (loaded).
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damein234 picture
@ 2006-03-08 16:06:27
They might be those amphibious vahicles from WWII.
kjfitz picture
@ 2006-03-08 18:37:20
I think damein234 may mean the DUKW:
http://my.voyager.net/~dukw/tech.htm

I thought the sam thing when I saw these but thn I looked and the DUKWs are 31 feet long and whatever these are in the images are 61 feet long. Also the DUKWs have two rear axels and these in the image only have one.

They do look like landing craft though don't they? Even down to the drop ramp at the end.
kjfitz picture
@ 2006-03-08 18:43:59
Nevrmind, I found it. It is a LARC-60. See the "more info" link for pictures.
damein234 picture
@ 2006-03-09 15:32:13
thanks Kevin
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@ 2006-04-12 07:12:05
alfjon picture
@ 2006-10-30 13:09:25
LX-50 is the right name for this machines.

See link;
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=851
kjfitz picture
@ 2006-10-30 14:58:04
I got it. You are talking about thi spicture?
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=7878&d=1152871183

That is the Hull Number not the vehicle type.
See this list for an example of this format being the hull number:
http://134.198.33.115/VIETBOAT_2.HTM

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@ 2006-10-31 16:11:44
Yes thats the same machine.