While in, I was coxswain of lcms that would normally bring these to shallower water before release.
The photos I’ve seen, the Amphibious Assault Vessel is well off-shore when it releases the tracked anphibious vehicles directly from well of the ship.
I’ve swum (small!) rivers in the old M113. Even after properly preparing for a crossing, I always prayed it didn’t sink, overturn, or get stuck trying to climb up over the opposite bank. And when it made it, it gave me a fresh appreciation for the APC as it doesn’t look like the sort of thing that can do it at all.
What were these heavy amphibs doing sailing over hundreds of feet of water.
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Preparing for the Lammas Day sacrifice.