Opinion on the AAV7?

Underrated and odd little vehicle. Seems to only really be useful at amphibious ops. Can carry 21 infantry plus 3 crew though.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So who had the bright idea to take a land boat across a desert through miles of sand?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cool it with the anti-semitism

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Did you know that jokes eventually stop being funny after you tell them too many times and out of proper context?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          cool it with the antisemitic remarks

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm gonna do look this up after but did the Marine Corps have anything else to do this job?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So did you just discover this? It's a slow piece of shit that kills marines.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a fan of it. Can comfortably hold a squad+ of dudes. Good cross country mobility. They've been reliable too. I've even done a couple splashdowns in them. Shame what happened a couple of years ago though.

      Slow? The thing has crazy good cross country mobility. It cruises around 35-40 mph on rough terrain.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I forgot what citation, but some mad lad marine vehicle commander held off a frontal assault of Iraqi T-72s for like half a day with the puny 40mm grenade launcher, making them think they were facing another tank force long enough for the air power to come in and wipe them.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I want APCs and IFVs to have that capacity.

      me in wargame

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    should have detachable extra flotation to make it more sea worthy, then drop once on land.

    If my limited but not non-existent boating exp is any guide, even a few % points of extra buoyancy will make a YUGE difference in whether you float or flounder in waves.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they're cool, americans really know how to make good looking amphibious APCs.
    I've heard they have pretty bad seakeeping though, which is usual for amphibious vehicles

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They still being build?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was great in project reality

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AAV is getting replaced by the ACV which just recently (finally) got a 30mm cannon.

    Seats fewer, but big gun is more fun.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >replaced by

      Wall Street welfare.

      The wide spread availability of small, cheep and effective guided missiles (and drones) means the days of contested amphibious landings (as well as para-drops) are long gone. Other than occasionally crossing an inland river, the amphibious capability will never be used as promoted and thus, there's no reason to replace the existing vehicles which are perfectly capable and reliable (and already paid for).

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You know how fricking old those are? Shit breaks down.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >You know how fricking old those are? Shit breaks down.

          Fine, replace them with boats which are far more effective, because you ain't doing Iwo Jima anymore.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >you ain't doing Iwo Jima anymore
            That’s quite literally what the pentagon expects to have to do if they fight China. Are tanks obsolete now too? How about infantry? They could get shot after all! Why not just do away with the entire military? We could keep our nukes and no one would ever mess with us! Let’s jus make sure to only keep the silos, wouldn’t want any subs or bombers getting destroyed.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >That’s quite literally what the pentagon expects to have to do if they fight China.

              The U.S. is never invading China or any other nuke equipped nation, that's the point of nukes (and why we're not directly taking on Russia in support of Ukraine) but now even one-horse two-bit nations have access to cheep and effective guided missiles and drones, which make mass amphibious (and airborne) assaults impossibly costly.

              What's the point of getting a few Maries on the beach, if it costs you dozens of capital ships sunk in the process?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >which make mass amphibious (and airborne) assaults impossibly costly.
                >flashbacks to 'Front Line' from Ace Combat 5

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >You know how fricking old those are? Shit breaks down.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The marines have access to cold spray tech. Drill stop a crack, and refill it, then use electromagnetic inductive puck to normalize the grain structure. Its so easy a moron can do it, and they often do.

          The technology is decades old. Military equipment lasts exactly as long as the need and lobby for it exists. The fricking AAV7 will never die, tis the cash cow of several entrenched factions within the senate.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Subtle reformer larp bait

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Cope plate
      >Slow
      >Antiquated propellers due to Western nations inability to master waterjet technology
      >Total lack of organic AA, missiles and direct fire MLRS

      It's 2024 and the USA isn't up to the technological level of the DPRK in 1973. Literally 50 years behind. SAD! Many such shamfu disprays!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I must commit Patriotic Sodoku, minor failing of Revolutionary Fervor and improper application of the Songun Spirt: The 107mm isn't the one that has the motorized turret allowing direct fire from inside the cab, it is the 122mmm version.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/rnz13sx.jpg

        I must commit Patriotic Sodoku, minor failing of Revolutionary Fervor and improper application of the Songun Spirt: The 107mm isn't the one that has the motorized turret allowing direct fire from inside the cab, it is the 122mmm version.

        Based Korea Poster o7

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Citizen your devotion to Kim Il Sung Thought has been noticed, report for immediate congratulatory podiatry instruction!

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it looks like a sandcrawler from George Lucas' Star Wars film

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    these shits need a light auto cannon and atgm, not a .50 and 40mm

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Their replacement has a 30mm autocannon. The first production lot will be received this calander year. The future you requested is here

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The first production lot will be received this calendar year.
        March 2026 actually.

        The order is set to be signed in Dec 2024 for FY25 with deliveries to begin in march 2026.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Reading through the documents and it looks like they wanted to order 104 in FY25, but the lack of proper budgets over the last few years mandated a lowered buy to only 80.

          This is the kinda shit that will only get worse the longer we go without getting a real budget passed.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cyute
    also give me ww2 bong vibes, whole platoon in a single vehicle

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not quite a whole platoon. It can hold 21 dudes and that's a tight fit. A Marine platoon is ~ 39. In practice one squad (~13) guys would embark for one vehicle.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Which is why the new ACV is designed for crew + 13 guests

        https://i.imgur.com/3kAX56B.jpg

        AAV is getting replaced by the ACV which just recently (finally) got a 30mm cannon.

        Seats fewer, but big gun is more fun.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bet they all pretend to be Jawas from time to time. I would.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tracked Grumpycat H8 water.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lol that thing caught fire in water during an exercise
    I will never go inside one again

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