Welcome back to the our channel for a cover about the various amphibious assault vehicles in use by the US military, including how they are deployed from vessels in the middle of the ocean. The problem amphibious assault vehicles is that the hatches all have to be closed tightly before launching into the sea or doing fast water crossings. In Germeny there were many accidents with the M113s where hatches would pop open and if it was the driver's hatch, the driver would be thrown by the water pressure to the back of the carrier and sometimes knock out and the combat drivers would have to rescue them. Unfortunately the Navy doesn't have divers on standby and when accidents happen, they are usually fatal. LVTP5-A1 MOS-1833 Basic Amtrac Crewman., 2d Amphibian Tractor Bn. Courthouse Bay Camp Lejeune. Going to Nam in 1967, most of the Amtrac's had be taken out by the VC or NVA, easy targets for an RPG, okay on the sea, not so on land. The new ones look cool, we'll see.