Video - LARC-V from "Research & Development Progress Report No. 2" 1960 US Army

Videa John Deere Utility Vehicles LARC-V from "Research & Development Progress Report No. 2" 1960 US Army

LARC-V from "Research & Development Progress Report No. 2" 1960 US Army

more at Public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). LARC-V (Lighter, Amphibious Resupply, Cargo, 5 ton), is an aluminium-hulled amphibious cargo vehicle capable of transporting 5 tons. It was developed in the United States during the 1950s, and is used in a variety of auxiliary roles to this day. Operational history LARC-Vs were used by the Argentine Marines during the 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands. In January 2011 during the 2010--2011 Queensland floods the RAAF C-17 aircraft were reported to carry two vehicles for use in Operation Flood Assist. The vehicles were deployed from Townsville to RAAF Base Amberley. US Navy service life extension program The United States Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has directed the Sealift Support Program Office (SSPO) to supervise a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) on the LARC V's used by the Navy. This SLEP involved changing from a mechanical to an hydraulic transmission, updating the electrical system, and improving other on-board systems. These reworked LARCs began delivery in June 2006 for use by US Navy Beach Master Units, Underwater Construction Teams and the Maritime ...

LARC-V, 1960, US Army, US, Army, Lighter, Amphibious, Resupply, Cargo, 5 ton, Amphibious Resupply, LARC, Army R&D


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