Toys for Men: The LARC-LX
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LARC-LX (Lighter, Amphibious Resupply, Cargo, 60 ton), or as it was originally designated BARC (Barge, Amphibious Resupply, Cargo) is a welded steel hulled amphibious cargo vehicle.
It could carry up to 100 tons of cargo or 200 people, but a more
typical load was 60 tons of cargo or 120 people. The vehicle was powered
by four 265 hp (198 kW) GMC diesel engines
positioned in the sides of the hull, each of which drove one wheel on
land. Pairs of engines were coupled to drive each of the two 1.2 meter
diameter propellers, which propelled the vehicle in the water. Its top
speed was 20 mph (32 km/h) on land, or 7.5 mph (12.1 km/h) afloat. The
operator occupied a small cab on the port side at the aft end of the
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