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Awesome Amphibious Vehicles!

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As a child, some of my favorite playthings, besides Legos and Weebles, was my grandmother’s extensive set of toy soldiers. I loved the machine gunner, the grenade thrower, and the guy scurrying along the ground on his belly. My favorite had to be the vehicles–the Jeeps and trucks. But the best by far was the amphibious troop carrier. It was just cool. The idea of a truck that could drive on land and then transition to the water effortlessly was something akin to magic for a young boy, and still, to this day, it evokes a sort of mysticism. A Little History Amphibious vehicles have been around for a long time. The first documented one was actually a 17 ton dredger built way back in 1805 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Other industrial amphibious vehicles were made in the 1800s—a sail-powered wagon and a steam-powered paddleboat that could haul itself out of...
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