Oct 12, 2008

Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare an M-1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank to be loaded on a Landing Craft Air Cushioned amphibious vehicle. The USS San Antonio (LPD-17), the first of the new San Antonio-class Amphibious Transportation Docks (LPD), allows the 26th MEU to carry five more tanks than previously possible with older LPDs.

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