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New Assault Amphibian Personnel Carrier (LVTPX12) for the U. S. Marine Corps
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1968 by SAE International in United States
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Event: National West Coast Meeting
This paper discusses the development of an improved assault amphibian personnel carrier, the LVTPX12, for the U.S. Marine Corps. The design problems encountered and the methods used to solve them are described. The development program included the design of a new lightweight, high performance transmission and a compact, fully enclosed, powered armament station. The vehicle is constructed of aluminum armor and is diesel powered with water jet pumps for water propulsion. Prototypes are undergoing pre-production tests.