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Seep Pulling Trailer

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Old Images

I ran across this photo of a Seep pulling a trailer from the water at the Army’s website.  The vehicle is pretty deep in teh mud.  I wonder if it made it out of that.

http://www.army.mil/article/72554/7_decades_of_growth__change/

 

10 Comments on “Seep Pulling Trailer

  1. STEVE

    That is the first seep I have seen with a trailer. There are tracks infront of them so I would think they made it.

    5 guys in a seep is a lot of weight?

    The seeps are very intersting but I can’t think of any writeups of using them in battle. Might be some but I can’t remember any.

  2. Paul

    Considering the Seeps sea worthiness, blistering speed in the water and it’s importance to the war effort I believe they were designed to be part of the submarine group.

  3. deilers

    Their early nickname was the Quack and an article from 1943 that I’ll share at some point refers to them exclusively as such.

    Sinking was a common problem with these, which is why world trekkers that used these following the war added sides to reduce the chances of watering entering over the side.

    The top speed was about 6 knots, which proved a problem for a vehicle that was designed for leaders to command from the rear. All the water vehicles in front of them (boats and landing vehicles) would pull too quickly ahead for them to keep up.

    The lack of room for cargo was a third problem.

    All these problems lead the military to favor the DUKW, which still roam the streets of Seattle ferrying tourists in and out of Lake Union in downtown Seattle. Ann went on a “Duck Tour” and said it was fun. I have yet to go . . . http://www.ridetheducksofseattle.com/history.htm

  4. Doug Duncan

    You can see lots of cobbles and other rocks sticking up through the beach, so I think it is not deep mud.

  5. Zack

    I have been on Ride The Ducks in Branson Missouri 3 times, really cool ride.
    During part of the ride you got to see old military vehicles such as a Willys Jeep and a few Tanks! 😀

  6. Roberto Flores

    Curiously, the “Seep”, or amphibian jeep Ford GPA was a success at Soviet Union, as it was employed to cross rivers, streams, etc. In fact, they made a copy of this one! This was called GAZ46-MAV:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAZ_46

    A vid of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf5Fe2XupV8&feature=related

    A Ford GPA restoration:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be2503YA7ig

    One showing its habilities:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARh2eW6m-Is&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_kHgYNttBk&feature=relmfu

    Keep´em rolling!

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