Marines ride across the water in amtracks. Officially known as Assault Amphibious Vehicles, the AAV-P7/A1 is an amphibious troop transport capable of carrying 25 combat equipped Marines from ship to shore. It is equipped with a .50 caliber machine gun and an Mk19 40mm automatic grenade launcher.
Designed to assault any shoreline from the well deck of a Navy assault ship, the AAV is a highly mobile, tracked armored amphibious vehicle that transports Marines and cargo to and through hostile territory.
Film Credit: Cpl Mark Garcia