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  AAVP7A1

aavp1.jpg (29971 bytes)  aavp2.jpg (25536 bytes)  aavp9.jpg (29380 bytes)  aavp8.jpg (18879 bytes)  aavp7.jpg (29524 bytes)  aavp6.jpg (27453 bytes)

aavp5.jpg (40978 bytes)  aavp4.jpg (27573 bytes)  aavp32.jpg (39514 bytes)  aavp30.jpg (30538 bytes)  aavp3.jpg (25343 bytes)  aavp29.jpg (28160 bytes)

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aavp14.jpg (21806 bytes)  aavp13.jpg (20705 bytes)  aavp12.jpg (31008 bytes)  aavp11.jpg (27678 bytes)  aavp21.jpg (22849 bytes) aavp16.jpg (28818 bytes)  aavp27.jpg (29548 bytes)  aavp31.jpg (33829 bytes) me&t.jpg (35300 bytes)  lvtp5b.jpg (48097 bytes)

Some notes for modelers:
We noticed that there were no headlights on any of the AAVP's we looked at.
The raised objects all over the sides are attachment points for applique armor.
Notice the color of the tracks...very rusty.
Check the handles on the sides of the driver's and troop commander's hatches 
The water jets actually compare favorably with the kit parts.
Notice that the scoop just above the third roadwheel houses an external fire extinguisher handle.

References available with pictures or text of AAV's and LVTP's:
AAVP-7A1,LVTP-7A1 and Variants by Ed Gilbert and Allen Swan, published by Full Detail,  ISBN 0-945808-00-3
USMC Firepower - Armor and Artillery by Yves DeBay, published by Concord Publications, ISBN 962-361-011-4
AMTRACS - US Amphibious Assault Vehicles by Steve Zaloga, Terry Hadler and Mike Badrocke, published by Osprey Publishing, ISBN 1-85532-850-X
Sword in the Sand, US Marines in the Gulf War, by Tony Englehart and Pat Foran, published by Concord Publications, ISBN 962-361-907-3
Ground War-Desert Storm, by Jim Mesko, published by Squadron/Signal Publications, ISBN 0-89747-216-6
"On the Road to Kuwait" - Marines in the Gulf, published by VLS Corporation