... cops in Cobb County, Ga. — one of the wealthiest and most educated counties in the U.S. — now have an amphibious tank.
The picture shows an LVTP-7, with Marines and gear hanging out all over it. It's not a tank. But is amphibious.
I could not see what the cops would do with a 30-ton amphibious vehicle that seats 25 combat loaded troops.
Even for cops who are buying all kinds of military hardware that seemed excessive.
I googled. The reality is the cops in Cobb County, Georgia have acquired themselves an LAV-25.
Which is a 12-ton amphibious vehicle, crew of three, sports a 25mm chain gun, two 7.62 machine guns.
The coax gun, of course, is for those times on the mean streets when a 25 mm bullet is just a leetle bit overkill.
See? That's all kinds of better.
Cross posted to The Daily Brief