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LARC for sale
« on: July 08, 2006, 03:32:52 PM »
Interesting prospect: LARC - Lighter, Amphibious Resupply, Cargo

From: http://shipexpo.com/sales/vessel_detail.asp?ID=2174&FileNo=2174
Asking price: $65,000

SIZE: 65' x 27'
YEAR AND BUILD: 1969    
MATERIAL: Steel
LENGTH: 65'
BEAM:    27'
DISPLACEMENT:    (DWT): 100 tons floating, 60 tons on land    
DESIGNER:    Western Gear for US Millitary
CLASSIFICATION:    Amphibious
MAIN ENGINE(S):    4x 4 * 6-71 Detroit Diesel (less than 100 hrs), 1997
SPEED:    15.2 MPH land, 7.5 MPH sea
FUEL CAPACITY:    2x 300 gallons each
BALLAST:    lube oil 2x 30 gallons each, hydraulic oil 1x 30 gallons
CARGO:    2,800 cubic feet at deck level * 200,000 lbs,
LOCATION:    Georgia , USA







Warning: Expect vessel not to show as glamorously as advertized, due to extensive layup. Machinery needs to be run, exterior paint undoubtedly required.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2006, 09:47:21 PM by Adroth »
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Re: Re-possessed LARC
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2006, 03:47:08 PM »
Another one: http://shipexpo.com/sales/vessel_detail.asp?FileNo=2577

LOCATION:       Texas
ASKING PRICE:    $87,500

This one has been turned into a tour boat.



SIZE:       35'
YEAR AND BUILD:    1967/2001    
MATERIAL:    Aluminum
LENGTH:    35'
DRAFT:    3'
DESIGNER:    USA
BALLAST:    130 galons
CARGO:    Certified 30 passengers
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Re: LARC for sale
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2006, 03:56:08 PM »
The PMC already operates these types of vehicles.



With activation of new riverine units, it can't hurt to have more of these.
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Re: LARC for sale
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2006, 06:24:14 PM »
Can those LARC be used as amphibious vessels to service the islets and atolls from Pag-asa Is? When I was young my town had the most number of DUC-W (forerunner of the LARC) in the whole province ( 4 total ). Everytime the Cagayan River overflooded, calls from nearby towns were aired through the AM radio for the DUC-W to come and rescue people stranded ( there were no tel. land lines and cell phones were unheard of ). They were primarily used by Chinoy Rice Traders to transport 'palay' gathered at warehouses from the other side of the Cagayan River to  rice mills in the town proper. Three were subsequently lost to ill maintenance and the only survivor was christened "River Rover". It was rebuilt from two DUC-W bought from Malabon and not a single bolt or nut was a replacement part. Everything in it was original.

I am pretty sure the LARC has more capability than the WW II DUC-W.

   

    A DUC-W retired from the USN and used as a pleasure 'boat' by its civilian owner.
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Re: LARC for sale
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2006, 06:45:48 PM »
Can those LARC be used as amphibious vessels to service the islets and atolls from Pag-asa Is?

Were LARCs were meant to traverse those distances?
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Re: LARC for sale
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2006, 09:52:41 AM »
Two more revived LARCs for the PMC  :bravo:
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Re: Re-possessed LARC
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2006, 10:37:41 AM »
Another one: http://shipexpo.com/sales/vessel_detail.asp?FileNo=2577


If I'm not wrong, this is a LARC-5. Singapore operates a small number.

The wheel diameter must be at least 1.5m. The whole thing was bigger than a bus.

I rode in one during my service. It was a night recce for a suitable landing spot. Very stable in water, but a roller coaster on land.

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Re: LARC for sale
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2006, 05:32:24 PM »
The marine/navy often use that LARC in Marikina and Candaba pampanga during typhoons for rescue ops.

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Re: LARC for sale
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2006, 09:27:32 AM »
The PMC already operates these types of vehicles.



With activation of new riverine units, it can't hurt to have more of these.

How the PMC plans to use its LARCs. From: http://timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=4452.30

Hi ANS have'nt tangled with you for a long time since since kawal filipino forum back in 2000. yes ur right in having lesser ammo in the LVTH6 to compensate for the weight of the added frontal armor is a solution. the H6 does have heavier weight than the P5 version simply becuse of the turret and the 105mm how. wit regards to personnel its not designed to carry personnel - its the P5 that does its role. We feel so far that the added armor of 580 kilos is still within its design but sacrifice the basic load of 105mm ammo it carries. however it may be compensated with the LARC-V vehicle in carrying the additional ammo in the 5th wave to support its requirements in an amphibious opns. we had operationalize 2 with a third coming this september. they are all inter-related as a system.
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Re: LARC for sale
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2006, 09:43:40 AM »
in todays issue of manila times, a Philippine Marines Shark is on the loose in Malabon:

The needs and interests of the Filipino is primary while that of foreigners is secondary.
However, some Filipinos are still uneasy about this and would rather be the apologists or defenders of foreign interests.

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Re: LARC for sale
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2006, 09:02:35 PM »
its nice to see thoose LARC in action on malabon to rescue those flooded civilian than to see those LARC in storage or in park para may silbi naman. :thumbsup:

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Re: LARC for sale
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2006, 03:39:43 AM »
For those in the U.S., you saw and read how our PMC made use of these equipments. Might be able to do something to increase the numbers:







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Re: LARC for sale
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2006, 10:45:22 AM »

LARC-LX-55


US Army LARC Amphibious Craft


LARC-LX-27


LARC in action



LARC-LX-48


LARC-LX-57


Australian LARC carrying supplies ashore


Some more pics
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