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Landing Vehicle, Tracked (Armored), Mark 2

Vehicle Specifications


General Information

Date of First Acceptance - 1944

Total Acceptances - 450

Crew - 3 Man + 18 passengers

 

 

 

18 Combat Equipped Marines

Armor:

Maximum

0.5"

Minumum

0.25"

Armament:

Type

Mount

Ammunition

Traverse

Elevation

.50cal M2HB
Machine Gun

Flexible on skate mount M35

 

n/a

n/a

Three .30cal M1919A4
Machine Guns

Flexible on skate mount M35

 

n/a

n/a

Dimensions:

Combat Weight (land)

32,800lbs

Height

98"

Length

313"

Gun Overhang Forward

0"

Width

128"

Tread

113.5"

Ground Clearance

18"

Ground Pressure,
Zero Penetration

9.1 psi

Performace:

Max Level Road Speed

20 mph

Max Water Speed

7.5 mph

Max. Trench

60"

Min. Land Turning Diameter

30'

Max. Vertical Obstacle

36"

Max. Grade

60%

Angle of Approach

35°

Angle of Departure

30°

Cruising Range Roads

150 miles

Cruising Range Water

50 miles

Automotive:

Engine:

Continental W-670-9A; 7 cylinder, 4 cycle, radial gasoline

Transmission:

Synchromesh, 5 speeds forward, 1 reverse

Steering:

Controlled differential, steering levers

Brakes:

Mechanical, external contracting

Suspension:

Type:

Road Wheels:

Track Return Rollers:

Torsilastic

11 independently sprung/track

2/track

Drive Sprockets:

Idlers:

Shock Absorbers:

37-alternate-engaged-tooth front drive

33-tooth adjustable sprocket at rear of track

None

Track:

Outside guide, dry pin, steel link, extruded grousers

Width:

14.25"

Pitch

8"

Shoes/Track:

73

Ground Contact Length:

126.5"

 
 

LVT(A)2 was an LVT2 with the 10- and 14-gauge steel on the cab front and rear, hull front, and pontoon sides replaced with armor plate. The armored cab was fitted with a roof with two hatches equipped with periscopes, and there was a single observation panel in the left front side of the cab that the driver could open for direct vision. The additional weight brought on by the armor reduced the LVT(A)2's cargo capacity to 4950lbs (2250kg).

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


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