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Submarine detects sunken US Marine Corps amphibious vehicle with bodies of servicemen

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Submarine detects sunken US Marine Corps amphibious vehicle with bodies of servicemen

In the United States, after several days of searching, a Marine Corps amphibious combat vehicle (AAV7) sunk during an unsuccessful exercise was discovered. Recall that seven marines and one sailor were reported missing. Their search off the coast of California was carried out using the means aviation, ships, boats.


When a combat vehicle was found, servicemen were also found in it. They all died. The information is confirmed by the press service of the First Expeditionary Force of the United States Marine Corps.

The US ILC combat facility was at the bottom of the California coast. At the same time, the depth was almost 120 m. The US Navy underwater vehicle helped to find the combat vehicle and the bodies of the military personnel.

From the press service:

The human remains were recovered using remote-controlled video systems aboard the HOS Dominator underwater search and rescue vehicle. The Navy has accelerated the concentration of funds to recover the remains of the Marine Corps and sailor and raise the AAV.

At the moment, calculations are being made related to how to raise the combat vehicle to the surface and deliver it to the shore. It is stated that this kind of operation will be completed by August 9.



For reference: AAV7 is a USMC tracked amphibious amphibious armored vehicle. It was put into service 48 years ago. Crew - three people, landing - up to 25 people. The combat weight, depending on the modification, ranges from 22,8 to 30 tons.
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  1. Mytholog
    Mytholog 5 August 2020 06: 12 New
    -3
    At a depth of 120m? Wow...
    Did they use it as a pleasure boat?
    Or the stump guys decided to conquer China?
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 5 August 2020 06: 21 New
      -3
      Quote: Mytholog
      Or the stump guys decided to conquer China?

      On the bottom?
      What does the depth have to do with it?
      1. Mytholog
        Mytholog 5 August 2020 06: 25 New
        +6
        Quote: Lipchanin
        On the bottom?
        What does the depth have to do with it?

        Despite the fact that 120m depth is already the open sea. What was the amphibian doing there? It is intended for disembarkation only.
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 5 August 2020 06: 29 New
          -5
          It could be carried by the current.
          The US ILC combat facility was for the days of the California coast.

          sunken during failed exercises
          1. Mytholog
            Mytholog 5 August 2020 06: 34 New
            -1
            Quote: Lipchanin
            It could be carried by the current.
            sunken during failed exercises

            Far away it was "carried away by the current." We had a good walk, for all the money.
            1. Lipchanin
              Lipchanin 5 August 2020 06: 36 New
              -5
              Quote: Mytholog
              Far away it was "carried away by the current."

              How far away?
              The combat means of the USMC was for days california coast.
              1. Shurik70
                Shurik70 6 August 2020 18: 21 New
                +1
                What nafig "the current carried away."
                Multi-ton machine. As long as there is air in it and it floats - yes, it can. But as the air came out - everything, all these tons will fall on the ground, like an anchor.
                And what is deep - so there are great depths near the coast.

                One can only express sympathy to relatives. Not politicians died, but normal people.
        2. Ilshat
          Ilshat 5 August 2020 06: 38 New
          +2
          The shelf is not everywhere long, the depth can immediately increase sharply.
          District we still do not know what to guess?
          1. Mytholog
            Mytholog 5 August 2020 06: 42 New
            0
            If the depth increases sharply, on the coast - the heights also increase sharply. The point in such a place to work off the landing on the rocks?
            Quote: Ilshat
            District we still do not know what to guess?

            It's hard to disagree, yes.
        3. Undecim
          Undecim 5 August 2020 07: 09 New
          12
          They sank two hundred meters from the coast, the car was returning after a training landing on the island of San Clemente back to the landing ship USS Somerset (LPD-25). In the vicinity of this island, there is a training ground, by the way, the only place in the United States where the Naval Forces conduct training exercises with live rounds.
          And the depths are the ocean, not the beach in Evpatoria.
        4. Bad thing
          Bad thing 5 August 2020 07: 24 New
          +4
          Is the concept of over-the-horizon assault familiar?
          1. JD1979
            JD1979 5 August 2020 09: 06 New
            +6
            No, we hear for the first time))) the assault begins already on the shore)) and before that - the over-the-horizon landing of the landing.
            1. Bad thing
              Bad thing 7 August 2020 06: 45 New
              0
              Check out the concept, then be smart.
              1. JD1979
                JD1979 7 August 2020 19: 43 New
                -1
                Quote: Bad
                Check out the concept, then be smart

                In addition to the concept, read the terminology, then build smart))
                1. Bad thing
                  Bad thing 8 August 2020 15: 13 New
                  0
                  Initially, it was about the concept, and not about the stages of the operation (battle),
        5. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr 5 August 2020 09: 58 New
          +1
          Quote: Mytholog
          What was the amphibian doing there? It is intended for disembarkation only.

          They practice landing troops from a ship when it is far enough from the coast.
          Here are ours, for example.
  2. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 5 August 2020 06: 20 New
    0
    Found pretty quickly
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 5 August 2020 06: 20 New
    0
    Human remains were detected using remotely controlled video systems aboard the HOS Dominator underwater search and rescue vehicle.
    So the sharks were hungry. request good, but ..... In Russian it is written: body military personnel.
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 6 August 2020 20: 09 New
      +1
      Apparently Google Translate is weird. Lazy mother, what is really there. hi
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 7 August 2020 03: 26 New
        +1
        Quote: Captive
        Apparently Google Translate is weird. Lazy mother, what is really there. hi

        He does not freak, but gives a literal translation. Babu was taken out, the machine gun was stuck (according to Kin-Dza-Dza) hi
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 5 August 2020 06: 41 New
    0
    It looks like the amphibian sank very quickly. Fresh weather, overwhelmed by a wave? The buoyancy margin is small, and it takes seconds to make a decision. Some jumped out and some stayed. And he went to the bottom with the car. However, did they confuse the amphibian with the yacht? Did you ride on the high seas?
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 August 2020 06: 43 New
    +6
    AAV7 is a serious machine. 5 people who escaped from it are not only lucky but professionals. It drowns very quickly. You also need to get out of it. What has fallen off there, that it has gone to the bottom like a stone. So they will reopen the replacement program AAV7, which they closed. 5 years ago, due to the high price of a new machine. Then I was struck by the engine power for the propellers of more than 2000 horses. 48 years of operation is a long time, there may be problems with corrosion cases.
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 5 August 2020 09: 12 New
      +2
      Quote: tralflot1832
      ААV7 is a serious machine. 5 people who survived from it are not only lucky ones, but also professionals.

      fool They sat closest to the hatches. They also kicked off, professionals.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 5 August 2020 09: 29 New
        0
        It is quite possible that someone from the drowned from the sock got it. To figure it out, they found it pretty quickly. The question is now how long it will take to climb. The depth is not prohibitive.
    2. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr 5 August 2020 10: 14 New
      0
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Then I was struck by the engine power for the propellers more than 2000 horses

      Mobility
      Engine type -------------------- Detroit Diesel 8V-53T (P-7),
      Cummins --------------------------- VT 400 903 (P-7A1)
      Engine power, hp s .---- 400 (525)
      Speed ​​over rough terrain, km / h 13 (on water)
      Cruising on the highway, km -------- 480
      Specific power, hp s./t ----- 18
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 5 August 2020 10: 17 New
        +1
        Not this one, this is an old one. There was a new article, so yellow on the VO. It went to the landing like a speed boat. hi
        1. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr 5 August 2020 10: 20 New
          0
          Quote: tralflot1832
          Not this one, it's old.

          So in the search, if you type "AAV7", this particular car is indicated, and not a new one.
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 5 August 2020 10: 25 New
            0
            5 years ago they had to replace the old man with a new one. But the price did not suit, for that 2000 for screws. Why do I remember, I have the first steamer of 1900 hp on the shaft, under 2500 tons of displacement.
  6. Free wind
    Free wind 5 August 2020 06: 56 New
    +7
    It's bad to die anywhere. So the car is serious, and with very good seaworthiness, 25 people capacity. Was loaded in half. But a machine is a machine, it is not a person, it can break down. To die, seeing how the sky is rapidly leaving ..... 120 meters, few freedivers will come out. It's a shame. My condolences to the families of the victims.
  7. Radikal
    Radikal 5 August 2020 07: 02 New
    +3
    Quote: Ilshat
    The shelf is not everywhere long, the depth can immediately increase sharply.
    District we still do not know what to guess?

    That's right - the littoral can sharply turn into the bathyal, or even into the abyssal. hi
  8. Free wind
    Free wind 5 August 2020 07: 04 New
    0
    It is written that this machine was used in America, in the 70s for testing anti-aircraft lasers, the lasers were transferred to NASA. I don't even know to believe it or not. At that time they were still on rubies, the prices were exorbitant. Semiconductor lasers were just thought of.
  9. SPQR
    SPQR 5 August 2020 08: 25 New
    +5
    I never liked amers, but here is just the case that you will not wish the enemy. A terrible death, because people managed to realize its inevitability in the last seconds ...
  10. Alber alber
    Alber alber 6 August 2020 00: 07 New
    0
    Who is such a dope, weighing almost as much as 64, trains at such a depth ??? Something in the planning of the Yankees' exercises broke down, and then the bay of pigs double two in Venezuela comes out, God forbid that they continue to train like this, but instead of sailors, their superiors sat in amphibians
  11. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 6 August 2020 00: 12 New
    0
    Amphibious vehicle or amphibious vehicle? A famous book would be called that - "amphibious man"