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Model of Lockheed Martin and Gibbs Technologies Ltd. Amphibious Combat Craft/Expeditionary (ACC/E) vehicle on display at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Winter Symposium and Exhibition 2007.

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Source: http://www.defensereview.com/amphibious-combat-vehicles-james-bond-tech-for-us-military-special-operations/
 

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Amphibious Combat Craft Expeditionary ACC/E (Concept)

* A development of the Humdinga 4x4 product range.
* Large all terrain vehicle with increased payload and High Speed Amphibian capability
* Modular interior system allowing for different configurations
* Capable of traveling up to 40 mph (65 Kph) on water and 80mph on land
* Additional width allows for an efficient hull form
* Ride height adjustment allowing improved off road capability
* Finalised specifications TBD
* Currently under design


Key Vehicle Dimensions

A Overall Length: 6096mm (240”)
B Overall Width: 2438mm (96”)
C Track: 2123mm (84”)
D Overall Height: 2438mm (96”)
E Wheelbase: 3500mm (138”)
F Front Overhang: 1376mm (54”)
G Rear Overhang: 1220mm (48”)
J Approach Angle: 35°
K Departure Angle: 22°

Wheels and Tyres: 315/75R16 BF Goodrich, Mud Terrain T/A
Steering: Power assisted steering
Brakes: Hydraulically operated, powered assisted, ventilated discs
Suspension: Hydro-pneumatic self leveling, with ride height adjustment
Drive layout: 4WD
No. of Occupants: Up to 8 people
GVW: 4000kgs (8800 lbs)

Artist's concept of Lockheed Martin Gibbs Amphibious Combat Craft-Expeditionary (ACC-E).

NOTE: First image reduced in size.

Sources: http://www.gibbslockheedamphibians.com/press.php
 

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Amphibious Combat Craft/Riverine (ACC/R)

•Large six wheel all terrain vehicle with significant payload capability and High Speed Amphibian performance
•Utilises ACC/E interior module system to allow many differing configurations and uses.
•Capable of traveling up to 40 mph (65 Kph) on water and 70 mph on land
•Overall length of 10.8m allowing a payload of 3200Kg (7054 lbs)
•Finalised specifications TBD

Key Vehicle Dimesions
A Overall Length: 10800mm (425”)
B Overall Width: 2590mm (102”)
C Track: 2212mm (87”)
D Overall Height: 2438mm (96”)
E Wheelbase: 8006mm (315”)
F Front Overhang: 2258mm (89”)
G Rear Overhang: 1623mm (64”)
J Approach Angle: 20°
K Departure Angle: 20°

Wheels and Tyres: 365/80 R20 Continental MPT81
Steering: Power assisted steering
Brakes: Hydraulically operated, powered assisted, ventilated discs
Suspension: Hydro-pneumatic self leveling, with ride height adjustment
Drive layout: 4WD
No. of Occupants: Up to 20 people
GVW: 8762kgs (19276 lbs)


Artist's concept of Lockheed Martin Gibbs Amphibious Combat Craft-Riverine (ACC-R).

NOTE: First image reduced in size.

Source: http://www.gibbslockheedamphibians.com/press.php
 

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Artist's concept of Lockheed Martin Gibbs Amphibious Combat Craft-Riverine (ACC-R).

NOTE: Original image reduced in size.

Source: http://www.gibbslockheedamphibians.com/press.php
 

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Terraquad
•Large two seat all terrain vehicle with increased payload and High Speed Amphibian capability
•Flexible platform allowing for ATV seating arrangement or conventional vehicle seating
•Capable of traveling up to 50 mph on both land and water
•Versatility of access to and from water
•Wide track with low C of G - extremely stable on land and water
•Additional width allows for an efficient hull form without wheel arch cutouts
•Fore and aft loading racks with potential stretcher capability
•Finalised specifications TBD

Key Vehicle Dimesions
A Overall Length: 3850mm (152”)
B Overall Length: 3850mm (152”)
C Track: 1946mm (77”)
D Overall Height: 1400mm (55”)
E Wheelbase: 2058mm (81”)
F Front Overhang: 958mm (38”)
G Rear Overhang: 833mm (33”)
J Approach Angle: 38°
K Departure Angle: 38°

Wheels and Tyres: 26x10-12 ATV tyres
Steering: Handlebars
Brakes: Hydraulically operated discs
Suspension: Hydro-pneumatic self leveling, with ride height adjustment
Drive layout: 4WD
No. of Occupants: 2
GVW: 1000kgs (2204lbs)


Artist's concept of Lockheed Martin Gibbs Terraquad.

NOTE: First image reduced in size.

Source: http://www.gibbslockheedamphibians.com/press.php
 

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Artist's concept of Lockheed Martin Gibbs Terraquad.

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Source: http://www.gibbslockheedamphibians.com/press.php
 

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Quadski

•Quadski is the third demonstration of Gibbs' HSA technology
•Two seat all terrain vehicle (ATV) with igh Speed Amphibian capability
•Capable of traveling up to 50 mph (72 kph) on both land and water
•Versatility of access to and from water
•Wide track with low C of G extremely stable on land and water

Key Vehicle Dimesions
A Overall Length: 2989mm (118”)
B Overall Width: 1496mm (59”)
C Track: 1293mm (51”)
D Overall Height: 1275mm (50”)
E Wheelbase: 1590mm (63”)
F Front Overhang: 770mm (30”)
G Rear Overhang: 629mm (25”)
J Approach Angle: 35°
K Departure Angle: 37°

Wheels and Tyres: 26x8-12 ATV tyres
Steering: Handlebars
Brakes: Hydraulically operated discs
Suspension: Coil over springs and dampers
Drive layout: RWD
No. of Occupants: 1
GVW: 675kgs (1485lbs)

Source: http://www.gibbslockheedamphibians.com/aboutgibbs.php
 

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Very cool although I do think it may be difficult to get the USN and USMC to adopt these vehicles if they are unarmored against IED's...
 

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V8Interceptor said:
Very cool although I do think it may be difficult to get the USN and USMC to adopt these vehicles if they are unarmored against IED's...

I noticed that too, so I surmised they would rather be used in amphibious high intensity attacks, surprise get in / get it done / get out scenarios involving special forces and the like. They seem to be optimised for speed rather than armour, so these designs would be unsuited for general patroll roles and what we now call " asymmetric warfare", or counter insurrection scenarios. Of course, these are all enthusiasts' thoughts and I wonder if someone with more knowledge would mind disproving or conforming my line of thought.
Still, very interresting.
 

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The Gibbs Phibian skims across the water on the Potomac River. The vehicle will be road legal and capable of more than 80 mph on the highway and 30 mph in water.


After more than a decade of false starts, Gibbs Technologies launched a high-speed amphibian that it says will change the way rescue crews respond in disaster situations.

With the dramatic backdrop of the Pentagon on one side and the Washington Monument just across the Potomac River, Gibbs recently gave a demonstration of Phibian, a 30-foot amphitruck, which will be road legal and capable of more than 80 mph on the highway and 30 mph in water. Like Gibbs’ other amphibians, the Phibian can transition between land and water in as little as 5 seconds.

“Natural disasters in recent memory, such as the earthquake and tsunamis in Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka and elsewhere in Asia; as well as the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, illustrate the need for amphibians as capable, versatile and efficient as Phibian,” Gibbs Chairman Neil Jenkins said.

Gibbs is now taking orders for the Phibian, although no price was announced. It plans to begin delivering vehicles in 9 to 15 months.

In addition to the Phibian, Gibbs also announced that it would take orders for another vehicle, the Humdinga II, a 20-foot amphibian that is capable of reaching the most extreme and remote territory. Gibbs did not have the Humdinga on hand for the demonstration.

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The Humdinga can transition between land and water within a few seconds.

[IMAGE CREDITS: Gibbs Technologies/ msnbc.com]​

EDIT: Noticed one little howler:
The military has show interest in Gibbs’ amphibians. Technology for beach landing crafts hasn’t changed since World War II, Jenkins said.
 

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Possibly a potential rival in the offing:

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http://techandfacts.com/is-it-a-jeep-is-it-a-speedboat-no-its-watercars-panther-amphibious-vehicle/​
 

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Another potential competitor.

http://www.katkraken.com
 

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