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
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