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Amphibious Assault Vehicle

The AAV 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. They disembark from ship and come ashore, carrying infantry and supplies to the area to provide a forced entry into the amphibious assault area for the surface assault element. Once the AAVs have landed, they can take on several different tasks: manning check points, Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) missions, escorting food convoys or mechanized patrol.

Contractors

Designed by: FMC
Manufactured by: United Defense Limited Partnership FMC created United Defense in 1964

AAVP-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle - Personnel

The personnel version of the Ampihibious Assault Vehicle platform carries troops in water operations from ship to shore, through rough water and surf zone. It also carries troops to inland objectives after ashore.
AAVP-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle - Personnel Copyright © Journalist 2nd Class Wes Eplen, U.S. Navy

Status

In active service

Crew

1 Driver
1 Assistant Driver
1 Commander
1 Troop Commander

Capacity

21 combat equipped troops
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4 535,93 kilograms of cargo 10 000 pounds of cargo

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 8.16 meters 26.77 feet
Width: 3.27 meters 10.73 feet
Height: 3.31 meters 10.86 feet
Ground clearance: 0.41 meters 16 inches
Maximum trench crossing: 2.4 meters 7.87 feet
Weight
Unloaded weight: ~21 008 kilograms (with EAAK, less crew, fuel, OEM, and ammo) 46 314 pounds (with EAAK, less crew, fuel, OEM, and ammo)
Combat equipped weight: ~23 023 kilograms (EAAK, crew, fuel, OEM, and ammo) 50 758 pounds (EAAK, crew, fuel, OEM, and ammo)
Combat equipped weight with troops loaded: ~25 738 kilograms 56 743 pounds
Combat equipped weight with cargo loaded: ~27 559 kilograms 60 758 pounds
Combat equipped weight with Mine Clearance Kit: ~27 741 kilograms 61 158 pounds
Features
Power plant: one Cummins VT400 diesel
Performance: 400 horsepower
Fuel capacity: ~647 liters 171 gallons
Cruise speed on land: ~32-48 kilometers per hour 20-30 miles per hour
Cruise speed on water: ~10 kilometers per hour 6 miles per hour
Maximum speed on land: ~72 kilometers per hour 45 miles per hour
Maximum speed on water: 13.2 kilometers per hour 8.2 miles per hour
Maximum reverse speed on land: ~19 kilometers per hour 12 miles per hour
Maximum reverse speed on water: 7.2 kilometers per hour 4.5 miles per hour
Cruise range on land: ~483 kilometers (at 25 miles per hour - 40 kilometers per hour) 300 miles (at 25 miles per hour - 40 kilometers per hour)
Cruise range on water: ~90 kilometers 56 miles
Endurance on water: 7 hours (at 2 600 rpm)
Miscellaneous
Cargo compartment length: 4.11 meters 13.5 feet
Cargo compartment width: 1.83 meters 6 feet
Cargo compartment height: 1.68 meters 5.5 feet
Cargo compartment volume: 12.62 cubic meters 445.5 cubic feet

AAVC-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle - Command

The AAVC-7A1 is the command version of the Ampihibious Assault Vehicle platform. The vehicle provides a mobile task force communication center in water operations from ship to shore and to inland objectives after ashore. The command comm system contains equipment that provide external secure radio transmission between each AAVC-7A1 vehicle as well as other vehicles and radios.