Tuesday, September 30, 2008

LVT - Alligator

Here is a watery LVT-MKIV-AlligatorThis is another vehicle that Higgins developed during WWII. There is a bunch of military vehicle owners that come to the area near the LST here to play with their toys. With all of the LCVP's and LVT's in the area the military reenactors come here to do D-Day each year.

Here it is climbing out of the water. This allowed the 20 soldiers it held to land with dry feet.

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12 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a cool post. Thanks for sharing these. What an awesome piece of equipment! Thanks for joining Watery Wednesday!
:-)

Becky and Gary said...

More neat stuff Mike. Thanks for sharing.
Gary

Carletta said...

A great watery post!
'Vehicle owners who come to play' -that has to be an expensive toy I would assume.

me ann my camera said...

This looks rather neat with an interesting name. I like the description of the capacity limit based on how many can land with dry feet.
ann

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It looks funny but it works! To think it was invented more than half a century ago.

Darla said...

Very interesting.

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing that guys still "play" with these old machines? I really would have thought they'd be on show in a museum by now! And they (I still mean the machines obviously still work quite well!

Mike said...

Thanks to every one that visited. Mary said I would get visitors if I hooked up with one of these links. I really appriciate the people that keep old equipment operating and using it. These type of units from WWII are pretty rare.

SAPhotographs said...

I think I need one of these when I go into the bush to take pictures Mike. I would not worry about lions and elephants then!! LOL!!

PS. I put a link on my page to yours!!

SAPhotographs said...

Just thought of it...you might enjoy this....

http://forums.photobucket.com/showthread.php?t=29703

Denise said...

Great pictures. These machines tell a story don't they? Once again I have enjoyed your post very much.

Eve said...

That is realy cool Mike!