BAE Systems and IVECO Defence have partnered to build ACV 1.1, an amphibious 34-ton, eight-wheel drive combat vehicle that enables soldiers to deploy directly from ships and reach land. At 29-feet long, 10-feet wide, and 9-feet tall, it can carry up to 16 soldiers per unit, thanks to a new powerful 6-cylinder engine that generates 700-horsepower. Once launched from a ship, the ACV 1.1 can sail for up to 12 nautical miles. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“Once it reaches land, it could travel up to 250 miles. Its total range is approximately 350 miles. Incorporating lessons from its service in Iraq and Afghanistan, the new models offer Marines more protection from explosives as well as mines,” reports The Daily Mail.