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I think we can all accept it was the standard of the day.The reason we bought them was that our infantry were running around in 3/4 trucks and during one exercise in Germany was deemed to have been completely wiped out. That was the reality of the day. At the time the amphibious need was deemed much more important than it is now, likley as much of the infrastructure was not rebuilt or expected to be standing during a full scale war. Plus the choice of APC's in 1965 was very limited, even the Marder had yet to enter service.
The standard just was pretty low.