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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 3:16 p.m. PST

"Amphibious assaults: antiquated or awe-inspiring? That's the question Stars and Stripes posed as it covered an amphibious assault during BALTOPS 2017, NATO's annual military exercises in the Baltic Sea.

The exercise capped off with an amphibious invasion by U.S. Marines from Marine Corps Europe Africa. Marine reservists from the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines disembarked from the landing ship USS Arlington, coming ashore on the Polish coast in LCAC hovercraft and Amtrac amphibious vehicles…"
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 3:16 p.m. PST

"Amphibious assaults: antiquated or awe-inspiring? That's the question Stars and Stripes posed as it covered an amphibious assault during BALTOPS 2017, NATO's annual military exercises in the Baltic Sea.

The exercise capped off with an amphibious invasion by U.S. Marines from Marine Corps Europe Africa. Marine reservists from the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines disembarked from the landing ship USS Arlington, coming ashore on the Polish coast in LCAC hovercraft and Amtrac amphibious vehicles…"
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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian19 Jun 2017 4:59 p.m. PST

Between airborne, air-mobile and sea-lift it is how power projection gets done. Having the ability and not using it better than needing it and not having it. And what percentage of the world live within 100 km of a coast?

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Jun 2017 11:53 p.m. PST

Even if not used, the threat of it ties not enemy resources as in the Gulf. The equipment itself, of course, is relevant anyway to reinforce after the event if harbours are not available.

paulgenna Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

I would say they are still relevant and the capability a must. While airborne assaults are great they cannot deliver heavy equipment. A LCAC can carry a M1A2.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse20 Jun 2017 8:38 a.m. PST

Only if the ennemy has a coastline. ;)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 11:02 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Lion in the Stars20 Jun 2017 10:53 p.m. PST

@Jcfrog: fortunately, most of the world does have a coastline! evil grin

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

Ha-Ha-Ha…


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