One of our favorite kinds of caches to seek or to hide!
Placed with permission, this cache will provide hours of enjoyment...
uhh...for the local muggles that is...
For seekers please keep the terrain rating in mind, no need for your feet to leave the ground.
The M59A1 was a full-tracked armored personnel carrier. Since the entire body was of welded steel construction, it was fully amphibious on inland waterways. A trim vane on the front improved movement in the water.
Operated by a crew of two, the vehicle had bench seats to accommodate a troop of 10 with equipment. Entry was made through a rear door in the rear ramp or by lowering the rear ramp. Track shrouds on the sides cut down on dust and aided propulsion in water. The M59A1 was equipped with an infrared night vision system.
Built by FMC Corp. in San Jose, California from 1952 to 1957, the M59A1 was powered by two General Motors 302 six-cylinder, in-line, 127 hp engines coupled with General Motors Hydramatic 301MG transmissions with 4 speeds forward and 1 reverse. With a top speed of 32 mph and a fuel capacity of 136 gallons, it had a cruising range of 120 miles.