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Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel, Mark 5 (Command)

Vehicle Specifications


General Information

Date of First Acceptance - 1956

Total Acceptances - 58

Crew - 10 Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armor:

Maximum

0.625"

Minumum

0.25"

Armament:

Type

Mount

Ammunition

Traverse

Elevation

None

 

 

 

 

Dimensions:

Combat Weight (land)

72,460lbs

Height Over Cupola

120.5"

Length

356"

Gun Overhang Forward

 

Width

140.5"

Tread

116.7"

Ground Clearance, Sides

11"

Ground Pressure,
Zero Penetration

6.8 psi

Performace:

Max Level Road Speed

30 mph

Max Water Speed

6.8 mph

Max. Trench

144"

Min. Land Turning Diameter

Pivot

Max. Vertical Obstacle

36"

Max. Grade

70%

Angle of Approach

 

Angle of Departure

 

Cruising Range Roads

190 miles

Cruising Range Water

57 miles

Automotive:

Engine:

Continental LV-1790-1; 12 cylinder, 4 cycle, 90 vee gasoline

Transmission:

Allison CD-850-4A or -4B, 2 ranges forward, 1 reverse

Steering:

Mechanical, wobble stick

Brakes:

Multiple plate, oil cooled

Suspension:

Type:

Road Wheels:

Track Return Rollers:

Torsilastic

9 pairs of dual/track

5 dual/track

Drive Sprockets:

Idlers:

Shock Absorbers:

17-tooth rear drive

Dual compensating at front of track

None

Track:

Center guide, single pin, steel with inverted grouser

Width:

20.75"

Pitch

5"

Shoes/Track:

134

Ground Contact Length:

229.25"

 
 

LVTP5(CMD) was the command radio version of the LVTP5, and can be identified by the forest of antennas projecting from the roof. The ten-man crew included six radio operators, who were stationed in the cargo compartment and manned up to nine radios. The vehicle was also known as LVTC5.

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


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