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Navy hovercraft spotted in Panama City (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Staff Writer
The News Herald
The News Herald

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) was spotted by Susanna Russell near her home on Massalina Bayou on June 16, 2020.

The LCAC is a class of air-cushion vehicle (hovercraft) used as landing craft by the United States Navy's Assault Craft Units and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), according to Wikipedia post about the vessel.

They transport weapons systems, equipment, cargo and personnel of the assault elements of the Marine Air/Ground Task Force both from ship to shore and across the beach.

Russell said the LCAC made a couple trips that morning heading towards Tyndall Air Force Base each time.