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yellowwing
01-07-07, 08:17 PM
I saw the "Iron Coffin" in SSgt Nelson's photo gallery (http://www.leatherneck.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=61&catid=1) and one off of Google images (http://www.securenet.net/3rdbn5th/mike35/images/ce_Iron%20Coffin1x1.jpg).

What exactly is an Iron Coffin vehicle? Is looks big and ugly what ever it is.

The1stSgt
01-07-07, 08:26 PM
yellowwing, I believe the Iron Coffin is the predecessor to our current LAV. I have seen pictures of them in Viet Nam, and I believe they were also called AmTracs.

FistFu68
01-07-07, 08:32 PM
:evilgrin: YES~AMTRAC!GAVE US A REAL SINKING FEELING IN THE GUT,COMING OFF THE BACK OF A (LPD)!!!THEY EVEN LEAKED,TO AD;TO THE EXCITEMENT!!!(LOL) S/F:usmc:

Roogger
01-07-07, 09:39 PM
They were a pre-LAV but they are still around. New Tracks just came out not to long ago the triple A Vs, AAAV's or Advanced Amphimbious Assault Vechile. I have seen them in action in Iraq and while they are powerful, I will take my LAV any day. I fully understand why they are called Iron coffins, worst day of my life.

packy46
05-09-08, 11:37 PM
LVTP5A1...
Very ugly....
Brothers..They are the original brown water gators...
Song Tra Bong Delta-Chu Lia 1965/66
YATYAS
S/F
Tim.

SlingerDun
05-10-08, 01:05 AM
Amtracs=Hogs, cause they chew up everything in their path.

Tanks=Bulls, knockout power.

jrhd97
05-10-08, 10:57 AM
We called the LAV's coffins. We scouts had to sit on a couple hundred gallons of deisel fuel.

pablox1139
05-10-08, 07:19 PM
AAV's and LAV two different animals......AAV's Floating coffins, also called LVTs...Large Vulnerable Targets.....the P-5s are the VietNam era AAVs...LAVs came around in mid 80's....faster on the roads than tracs...carried less Marines....

packy46
05-17-08, 12:13 AM
LAV's had 171 gallons of diesel..(I think)
Gents..LVT's had 480 gallons of gasoline.
Different time,different place.
The explosion would rock the ground for 2 miles....God help you if you drove a How 6 ,or an E1.