Amphibious military vehicles that are used by armies around the world to transport troops or cargo across lakes or coastal areas.
These are the ten most amazing amphibious military vehicles in the world.
10. PARS 4×4
It is a tactical vehicle made in Turkey which is designed for use in Special Operations.
It measures 3.2 feet and weighs almost 14 tonnes. It has an engine with 300 horsepower and can reach a maximum speed of 62 miles per hour.
It can move through any type of terrain such as areas with mud and snow. It can also cross areas with deep water propelling itself with two propellers on its rear.
9. PMPV 6×6
It is a 6-wheel off-road vehicle that was designed for the Finnish Defense Forces. It is used to transport personnel in difficult areas
It measures 24 feet and weighs 14 tons it is heavily armored and has room for 12 occupants. It has an engine with 284 horsepower and can reach a speed of 68 miles per hour on land and 7 in water.
It is an articulated vehicle with space for 16 occupants that has been manufactured in Singapore. It can be used for different types of missions and move through any type of terrain such as sand mud and snow.
It measures 28 feet and weighs 10 tonnes. Its engine is 350 horsepower and can reach a speed of 37 miles per hour on the road and 3 in the water.
Currently it is in service in countries such as Singapore and Thailand.
It is an armored vehicle made in Turkey, that is used for earth moving in difficult areas. It has a hydraulically actuated front blade which allows you to dig level floors or clear an obstacle truck.
It measures 20 feet and weighs 19 tonnes. it can reach a speed of 28 miles per hour and has a range of 250 miles. In the water it travels at 8 miles per hour propelled by two pressure Jets.
It is an amphibious landing vehicle made in the United Kingdom that entered service in 1972.
It measures 26 feet weighs 29 tons and has space for 24 occupants. It has an engine with 525 horsepower and can reach a speed of 44 miles per hour on land and eight in water.
Today it is the primary amphibious troop transport vehicle for the United States Marine Corps.
5. VAB MK3
It is a medium weight six wheeled vehicle that has been manufactured in France. it is designed to offer high performance and mobility and has space to transport 12 occupants.
It measures 24 feet and weighs 20 tonnes. It has an engine with 370 horsepower and can reach a speed of 62 miles per hour.
Its great maneuverability makes it ideal for urban or mountainous environments where you have to cross areas with water.
4. Patria 6×6
It is a high-performance modular vehicle that has been manufactured in Finland. Its modular design allows various configurations and is used for different missions such as personnel transport or peacekeeping.
It measures 24 feet and weighs 15.5 tonnes. It has a motor with 400 horsepower and can reach a speed of 62 miles per hour on land and six in water. it has a STANAG level 2 armor and has a range of 430 miles.
3. Patria AMV
It is an 8×8 multifunction vehicle that has been manufactured in Finland. It is characterized by allowing the modular incorporation of different equipment such as turrets or communication systems.
It measures 27 feet and weighs 17 tonnes. It has an engine with 600 horsepower and can reach a speed of 62 miles per hour on land and 6 in water.
There are different versions of this vehicle that can be used for the transport of personnel or medical evacuation and is currently in service in countries such as Finland and Sweden.
It is a coastal transport hovercraft that has been manufactured in the United States. It is used to transport military vehicles in cargo from the ship to the shore.
It measures 85 feet and weighs 120 tonnes. It works powered by four gas turbines and can reach a top speed of 43 miles per hour.
It’s currently in service with the United States Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
It is a bridge vehicle that has been manufactured in Turkey. It is used for fast and safe operations and where it is necessary to cross rivers and lakes.
It measures 42 feet and weighs 36 tonnes. It can reach a speed of 30 miles per hour on land and six in water. It is equipped with an automatic recovery winch and camera vision system, a bridge 500 feet away can be formed by joining several units.
It began to be used in 2011 and is currently in service in the Turkish Armed Forces.