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Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Mark 1

Vehicle Specifications


General Information

Date of First Acceptance - 1941

Total Acceptances - 1225

Crew - 3 Man + 24 passengers

Commander

Driver

Assistant driver

24 Combat Equipped Marines

Armor:

Maximum

None

Minumum

None

Armament:

Type

Mount

Ammunition

Traverse

Elevation

Two .30cal M1919
Machine Guns

Skate mounts around cargo area

6000 rounds

n/a

n/a

Dimensions:

Combat Weight (land)

32,500lbs

Height

97.5"

Length

258"

Gun Overhang Forward

 

Width

118"

Tread

 

Ground Clearance, Sides

 

Ground Pressure,
Zero Penetration

 

Performace:

Max Level Road Speed

12 mph

Max Water speed

6.1 mph

Max. Trench

 

Min. Land Turning Diameter

 

Max. Vertical Obstacle

 

Max. Grade

 

Angle of Approach

 

Angle of Departure

 

Cruising Range Roads

150 miles

Cruising Range Water

60 miles

Automotive:

Engine:

Hercules WXLC-3; 6 cylinder

Transmission:

Spicer

Steering:

Steering levers

Brakes:

 

Suspension:

Type:

Road Wheels:

Track Return Rollers:

Unsprung

11/track

2/track

Drive Sprockets:

Idlers:

Shock Absorbers:

Front drive

Adjustable at rear of track

None

Track:

 

Width:

10.25"

Pitch

 

Shoes/Track:

 

Ground Contact Length:

 

 
 

Developed from a swamp rescue vehicle in use in Florida's Everglades, the main identification point for the LVT1 is that its cab is placed right at the bow of the vehicle. Early versions of the LVT1 had the 3 driver's cab windows spaced farther apart than later versions. The tracks of the LVTs had large grousers attached that propelled the vehicles through the water. Since the LVT1 was unarmored, it was most useful as a ship-to-shore cargo ferry, and it could haul 4500lbs (2000kg) at a time. LVT1 was unofficially known as Alligator.

References:
AFV Database: http://afvdb.50megs.com/


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