"Is amphibious..." This is what I call trust in God.It is only $3000, and is amphibious.
I am tempted. But I have not yet figured out in which RAACO tray in my system it would best fit.I don't think it would be that hard to rebuild for the right person, and a pretty cool addition to one's afv collection.
Certainly their primary utility was moving supplies and evacuation of wounded over difficult terrain, however there are some passages of interest from "Marines in World War II Historical Monograph" "Iwo Jima: Amphibious Epic" by Lt. Col. Whitman S. Bartley, USMC.They didn't use them for landings. The Marines had lots of other amphibious stuff that would actually float in the ocean.
I think that's pretty clear. I would expect they were landed with the rest of the trucks. They moved in water at about 4 mph. As I understand it you can put them in a river but if that river has a current you are not going upstream. Their freeboard is very low, so any kind of wave is coming aboard. They are wonderful vehicles when used within their limits, but they are not ship-to-shore vehicles. As wikipedia puts it,"Of great value on land, they did not prove very seaworthy. VAC Logistics Rpt, 45."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M29_Weaselwikipedia said:The M29 was amphibious, but with a very low freeboard; the M29C Water Weasel was the amphibious version, with buoyancy cells in the bow and stern as well as twin rudders. M29C could not operate in other than inland waterway conditions, so its use in surf or rough water was very limited but was used in the Pacific theatre.