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(BBC-US)   U.S. Marines missing after floating tank activates submarine mode   (bbc.com) divider line
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2 days ago  
I wonder who floated that idea and got paid for it?
 
2 days ago  
Must've been hard core soldiers.
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
Who's the U-boat commander?
 
2 days ago  
Aim the gun downwards and use physics to get back to the surface.

This was demonstrated on film a few years ago.
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: Aim the gun downwards and use physics to get back to the surface.

This was demonstrated on film a few years ago.


There is a 105% chance of that working perfectly.
 
2 days ago  
its an AAV-P7/A1...thing weighs in excess of 26 tons...you'd think it would be a bit easier to find...

then again...ocean is pretty big...but still
 
2 days ago  
Battening the hatches is serious business
 
2 days ago  

Chevello: Battening the hatches is serious business


We'll teach those hatches
 
2 days ago  
Well, the prototype worked okay

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2 days ago  

Stratohead: its an AAV-P7/A1...thing weighs in excess of 26 tons...you'd think it would be a bit easier to find...

then again...ocean is pretty big...but still


How long did it take to find the Titanic?
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
Pretty sure they know where the soldiers are. You know, in the sunken tank...
 
2 days ago  
I'm a mechanical engineer and understand the concept of buoyancy, but no way in hell would I get in a tank and drive it into water deeper than the lowest hatch. Only things I want to be in deep water in are things I can GTFO of quickly.

/ never could have worked in a sub or below decks on a Navy vessel.
 
2 days ago  

Peter von Nostrand: Pretty sure they know where the soldiers are. You know, in the sunken tank...


There were no soldiers involved at all.
 
2 days ago  
The only weapons the military should have are super large nuclear bombs.  Either the problem that needs solving is big enough to merit nuclear weapons, or it doesn't need the military.  There problem solved and no more military personnel drowned in amphibious vehicles, since those aren't needed for nukes.  Just silos in farm town and submarines.
 
2 days ago  

Nick Nostril: I'm a mechanical engineer and understand the concept of buoyancy, but no way in hell would I get in a tank and drive it into water deeper than the lowest hatch. Only things I want to be in deep water in are things I can GTFO of quickly.

/ never could have worked in a sub or below decks on a Navy vessel.


its not a tank...its an amphibious vehicle. this base model has been in use since around 1970
 
2 days ago  
 
2 days ago  

NotThatGuyAgain: Peter von Nostrand: Pretty sure they know where the soldiers are. You know, in the sunken tank...

There were no soldiers involved at all.


Oh wow. You corrected someone.  Give this person a million bucks. So they can poop every where. 🙄
 
2 days ago  
I've gotten to ride around in an Amtrac, but thank god I never had to be in one for an amphibious landing. They were aging 30+ years ago when I was in the Marines, and I heard horror stories. Just riding around on land in one was bad enough.

Nick Nostril: I'm a mechanical engineer and understand the concept of buoyancy, but no way in hell would I get in a tank and drive it into water deeper than the lowest hatch. Only things I want to be in deep water in are things I can GTFO of quickly.

/ never could have worked in a sub or below decks on a Navy vessel.


Amtrac -> Amphibious Assault Vehicle. The Marine Corps has had one version of another of these since WWII.

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This version has been in service since the early 70s. They don't normally sink, and usually maneuvers are done in good conditions.
 
2 days ago  

AmbassadorBooze: The only weapons the military should have are super large nuclear bombs.  Either the problem that needs solving is big enough to merit nuclear weapons, or it doesn't need the military.  There problem solved and no more military personnel drowned in amphibious vehicles, since those aren't needed for nukes.  Just silos in farm town and submarines.


Is the only tool in your shed a 20 pound sledgehammer?
 
2 days ago  

LesserEvil: I've gotten to ride around in an Amtrac, but thank god I never had to be in one for an amphibious landing. They were aging 30+ years ago when I was in the Marines, and I heard horror stories. Just riding around on land in one was bad enough.

Nick Nostril: I'm a mechanical engineer and understand the concept of buoyancy, but no way in hell would I get in a tank and drive it into water deeper than the lowest hatch. Only things I want to be in deep water in are things I can GTFO of quickly.

/ never could have worked in a sub or below decks on a Navy vessel.

Amtrac -> Amphibious Assault Vehicle. The Marine Corps has had one version of another of these since WWII.

[img.thedailybeast.com image 850x478]

This version has been in service since the early 70s. They don't normally sink, and usually maneuvers are done in good conditions.


Tank or not, you wouldn't find my arse on one. More power to the good people that do it for a living.
 
2 days ago  
These seem to be mostly used as landing vehicles. Why couldn't the military harden jet skis and use those as landing vehicles. It would give the landing soldiers much more mobility and would be a hell of a lot more fun to ride than these Amtracs.
 
2 days ago  
Just wait for the pressure to equalize then break out a window.
 
2 days ago  

Stratohead: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assault​_​Amphibious_Vehicle



" In March 2015, SAIC was awarded a contract to perform an AAV Survivability Upgrade (SU).[6] Marine Corps and SAIC officials unveiled the AAV SU prototype in January 2016, with survivability enhancements including replacing the angled EAAK with 49 advanced buoyant ceramic armor panels, a bonded spall liner, armor-protected external fuel tanks, an aluminum armor underbelly providing Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)-equivalent blast protection, and blast mitigating seats as well as a more powerful engine, new suspension system, and increased reserve buoyancy.[7][8][9] The AAV SU program was intended to upgrade 392 out of the some 1,000-vehicle fleet to keep them operational through 2035 as the ACV gradually entered service. However, in August 2018 the Marine Corps terminated the AAV upgrade program, instead opting for increased procurement of the ACV.[10][11] "

Hmm.
 
2 days ago  

Stratohead: Nick Nostril: I'm a mechanical engineer and understand the concept of buoyancy, but no way in hell would I get in a tank and drive it into water deeper than the lowest hatch. Only things I want to be in deep water in are things I can GTFO of quickly.

/ never could have worked in a sub or below decks on a Navy vessel.

its not a tank...its an amphibious vehicle. this base model has been in use since around 1970


Looks kinda tankie esp if you have a journalism degree
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2 days ago  

StoPPeRmobile: Stratohead: its an AAV-P7/A1...thing weighs in excess of 26 tons...you'd think it would be a bit easier to find...

then again...ocean is pretty big...but still

How long did it take to find the Titanic?


The tank probably has a GPS system, so like, even if it gets eaten by a whale, it can be tracked.

If someone left their GoPro on the dashboard, when a giant squid tries to fark the tank, we can learn about squid orgasms too.
 
2 days ago  
It was probably the screen door upgrade that did it in.
 
2 days ago  

Bootleg: AmbassadorBooze: The only weapons the military should have are super large nuclear bombs.  Either the problem that needs solving is big enough to merit nuclear weapons, or it doesn't need the military.  There problem solved and no more military personnel drowned in amphibious vehicles, since those aren't needed for nukes.  Just silos in farm town and submarines.

Is the only tool in your shed a 20 pound sledgehammer?


20 megaton sledge hammer.
 
2 days ago  

NotThatGuyAgain: Peter von Nostrand: Pretty sure they know where the soldiers are. You know, in the sunken tank...

There were no soldiers involved at all.


Marines aren't soldiers, jeenyus?
 
2 days ago  
I presume those soldiers are "missing" because their bodies have not been found or retrieved yet?
 
2 days ago  

Bennie Crabtree: StoPPeRmobile: Stratohead: its an AAV-P7/A1...thing weighs in excess of 26 tons...you'd think it would be a bit easier to find...

then again...ocean is pretty big...but still

How long did it take to find the Titanic?

The tank probably has a GPS system, so like, even if it gets eaten by a whale, it can be tracked.

If someone left their GoPro on the dashboard, when a giant squid tries to fark the tank, we can learn about squid orgasms too.


Dude, are you some kind of sciencetician?  If not, well, you should probably be one.  I've been to school, and your ideas are brilliant.  I bet the government never even thought of one of these being eaten by a whale.  Idiots!
 
2 days ago  
If those guys didn't want to end up in the ocean they shouldn't have joined the Marines. It's like right there in the name. What did they expect?
 
2 days ago  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: If those guys didn't want to end up in the ocean they shouldn't have joined the Marines. It's like right there in the name. What did they expect?


yehbut they're not Ultra Marines
 
2 days ago  
Hey guys, I got an idea!
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2 days ago  

LesserEvil: I've gotten to ride around in an Amtrac, but thank god I never had to be in one for an amphibious landing. They were aging 30+ years ago when I was in the Marines, and I heard horror stories. Just riding around on land in one was bad enough.

Nick Nostril: I'm a mechanical engineer and understand the concept of buoyancy, but no way in hell would I get in a tank and drive it into water deeper than the lowest hatch. Only things I want to be in deep water in are things I can GTFO of quickly.

/ never could have worked in a sub or below decks on a Navy vessel.

Amtrac -> Amphibious Assault Vehicle. The Marine Corps has had one version of another of these since WWII.

[img.thedailybeast.com image 850x478]

This version has been in service since the early 70s. They don't normally sink, and usually maneuvers are done in good conditions.


That's what makes me think that an intake or discharge let go. Pretty sure they are water jet, so it probably was something in the engine compartment.
 
2 days ago  

Billy Liar: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: If those guys didn't want to end up in the ocean they shouldn't have joined the Marines. It's like right there in the name. What did they expect?

yehbut they're not Ultra Marines


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2 days ago  

Stratohead: its an AAV-P7/A1...thing weighs in excess of 26 tons...you'd think it would be a bit easier to find...

then again...ocean is pretty big...but still


Yeah, it is an amphibious assault vehicle, it would have been nice to know how this happened.

Did it launch too early in too deep of water?

Did it fall off the side?

Did they decide to go for a spin and go too deep?

This just seems weird.  The things can even go in deep water, so did a large wave swamp it or something?
 
2 days ago  

Bootleg: AmbassadorBooze: The only weapons the military should have are super large nuclear bombs.  Either the problem that needs solving is big enough to merit nuclear weapons, or it doesn't need the military.  There problem solved and no more military personnel drowned in amphibious vehicles, since those aren't needed for nukes.  Just silos in farm town and submarines.

Is the only tool in your shed a 20 pound sledgehammer?


Sheds are for communists. I keep my enormous hammer in a structure made from other, equally large hammers that have been hammered together.
 
2 days ago  

will.i.ain't: NotThatGuyAgain: Peter von Nostrand: Pretty sure they know where the soldiers are. You know, in the sunken tank...

There were no soldiers involved at all.

Marines aren't soldiers, jeenyus?


Go to a bar full of Marines after happy hour and call them soldiers.  Be sure to pay your tab first
 
2 days ago  
'Gunny, should I close this valve?'
 
2 days ago  

NotThatGuyAgain: will.i.ain't: NotThatGuyAgain: Peter von Nostrand: Pretty sure they know where the soldiers are. You know, in the sunken tank...

There were no soldiers involved at all.

Marines aren't soldiers, jeenyus?

Go to a bar full of Marines after happy hour and call them soldiers.  Be sure to pay your tab first


So they're soldiers that don't like to be called soldiers?
 
2 days ago  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: These seem to be mostly used as landing vehicles. Why couldn't the military harden jet skis and use those as landing vehicles. It would give the landing soldiers much more mobility and would be a hell of a lot more fun to ride than these Amtracs.


Decoy the landing forces as fun-loving, bikini-clad buxom blondes.  The Woo-Girl Brigade.
 
2 days ago  

NotThatGuyAgain: will.i.ain't: NotThatGuyAgain: Peter von Nostrand: Pretty sure they know where the soldiers are. You know, in the sunken tank...

There were no soldiers involved at all.

Marines aren't soldiers, jeenyus?

Go to a bar full of Marines after happy hour and call them soldiers.  Be sure to pay your tab first


They're violent, not smart.
 
2 days ago  

dkulprit: Stratohead: its an AAV-P7/A1...thing weighs in excess of 26 tons...you'd think it would be a bit easier to find...

then again...ocean is pretty big...but still

Yeah, it is an amphibious assault vehicle, it would have been nice to know how this happened.

Did it launch too early in too deep of water?

Did it fall off the side?

Did they decide to go for a spin and go too deep?

This just seems weird.  The things can even go in deep water, so did a large wave swamp it or something?


I realize not everyone has been to Southern California, but it's an ocean not a swamp.
 
2 days ago  

NotThatGuyAgain: will.i.ain't: NotThatGuyAgain: Peter von Nostrand: Pretty sure they know where the soldiers are. You know, in the sunken tank...

There were no soldiers involved at all.

Marines aren't soldiers, jeenyus?

Go to a bar full of Marines after happy hour and call them soldiers.  Be sure to pay your tab first


The dim bulbs/ inadequacy issues go Marines.
It's way more fun to call them sailors.
 
2 days ago  

Abox: NotThatGuyAgain: will.i.ain't: NotThatGuyAgain: Peter von Nostrand: Pretty sure they know where the soldiers are. You know, in the sunken tank...

There were no soldiers involved at all.

Marines aren't soldiers, jeenyus?

Go to a bar full of Marines after happy hour and call them soldiers.  Be sure to pay your tab first

So they're soldiers that don't like to be called soldiers?


They are Marines that don't like to be called soldiers.  Calling them "Troops" works.
 
2 days ago  
This sucks oosik.  They are all dead but the Crotch won't say anything more until the bodies are recovered.
 
2 days ago  

MIRV888: NotThatGuyAgain: will.i.ain't: NotThatGuyAgain: Peter von Nostrand: Pretty sure they know where the soldiers are. You know, in the sunken tank...

There were no soldiers involved at all.

Marines aren't soldiers, jeenyus?

Go to a bar full of Marines after happy hour and call them soldiers.  Be sure to pay your tab first

The dim bulbs/ inadequacy issues go Marines.
It's way more fun to call them sailors.


Now THAT was a good one, even if they are a department of the Navy

/Surely someone will take that set up
 
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