1/72 AAVP-7A1 w/Up-Gunned Weapon Station
This kit showcases the upgraded version of the AAV by including the "Up-Gunned Weapon Station", a one-man turret fitted with a .50 cal machine gun and a Mk.19 40mm automatic grenade launcher. Further modifications include the new suspension and exhaust/smoke generator
- NEW upper hull
- NEW lower hull with attachment points for an add-on armor kit
- NEW exhaust/smoke generator
- Photo-etched mesh for smoke generator
- NEW suspension
- One-piece tracks made in Dragon Styrene
- Side stowage brackets made from photo-etched parts
- NEW return rollers
- Cartograf decal with multiple unit markings
About the AAV:
The Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV)—official designation AAV-7A1 (formerly known as LVT-7) is the current amphibious troop transport of the United States Marine Corps and is also operated by other forces.
The AAV-7A1 is a fully tracked amphibious landing vehicle manufactured by FMC Corporation.
It is used by USMC Amphibious Assault Battalions to land the surface assault elements of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift from assault shipping during amphibious operations to inland objectives and to conduct mechanized operations and related combat support in subsequent mechanized operations ashore.
Existing P-7A1s were later upgraded to carry the UGWS (UpGunned Weapons Station), which mounts a .50 cal (12.7 mm) M-2HB machine gun and a Mk-19 40 mm grenade launcher.