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The LARC-LX (Lighter, Amphibious Resupply, Cargo, 60 ton), or as it was originally designated BARC (Barge, Amphibious Resupply, Cargo) is a welded steel-hulled amphibious cargo vehicle.
Source: LARC-LX on Wikipedia
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The LARC-LX (Lighter, Amphibious Resupply, Cargo, 60 ton) is a versatile and powerful vehicle that can operate on land and water. It was originally designed as a BARC (Barge, Amphibious Resupply, Cargo) by LeTourneau Technologies for the US Army in the 1950s. The LARC-LX has a welded steel hull that can withstand rough seas and beach landing. It can carry up to 100 tons of cargo or 200 people on board, but it usually transports 60 tons of cargo or 120 people. The LARC-LX has four GMC diesel engines that drive four wheels on land and two propellers in water.
It can reach a speed of 20 mph (32 km/h) on land and 7.5 mph (12.1 km/h) in water. The LARC-LX has a small cab on the port side at the rear of the vehicle where the operator controls it. The LARC-LX was used for various missions such as transporting vehicles, equipment, containers, and personnel from ship to shore or to inland points. It was also capable of landing on a beach through surf, which made it unique among amphibious vehicles in US Army service. The LARC-LX saw active service in Vietnam War and was retired in 2001.
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