The LVT used in Vietnam was the fifth variant developed for the Marine Corps and they were many intended for classical amphibious assault operations to the shore
and not much further. In Vietnam there were no classic amphibious assaults across the beach, but there were inland waterways, liquid highways, that carried the enemy and his supplies. Tactics, techniques, and procedures were designed to allow for the maximum employment of LVTs in riverine operations in Vietnam, but there were simply some things the LVT could and could not do in riverine operations.
The AAAV is a quantum leap from the LVT employed in Vietnam. With multispectrum signature reduction, increased land and water speed, digital communications,
and increased firepower the AAAV will provide the MAGTF with an ideal platform to support riverine operations. There will be things the AAAV can and can not do in