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Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Command, Mark 7

Vehicle Specifications


General Information

Date of First Acceptance - 1972

Total Acceptances - 85

Crew - 13 Man

Commander in hull left center

Driver in hull left front

Assistant driver in hull left center

Unit commander

Four staff personnel

Five radio operators

Armor:

Maximum

1.75"

Minumum

1"

Armament:

Type

Mount

Ammunition

Traverse

Elevation

.50cal M85
Machine Gun

Armament station on hull right front

400 rounds

360°

+60° to -15°

Dimensions:

Combat Weight (land)

 

Height

128.5"

Length

312.75"

Gun Overhang Forward

0"

Width

128.72"

Tread

123.8"

Ground Clearance

16"

Ground Pressure,
Zero Penetration

 

Performace:

Max Level Road Speed

40 mph

Max Water Speed

8.4 mph

Max. Trench

96"

Min. Land Turning Diameter

Pivot

Max. Vertical Obstacle

36"

Max. Grade

60%

Angle of Approach

 

Angle of Departure

 

Cruising Range Roads

300 miles

Cruising Range Water

56 miles

Automotive:

Engine:

General Motors 8V53T; 8 cylinder, 2 cycle, vee, turbosupercharged diesel

Transmission:

FMC HS-400-3, 4 speeds forward, 2 reverse

Steering:

Hydrostatic, steering wheel

Brakes:

Mechanical

Suspension:

Type:

Road Wheels:

Track Return Rollers:

Torsion tube over bar

6 individually sprung dual/track

Flat track

Drive Sprockets:

Idlers:

Shock Absorbers:

11-tooth front drive

Dual adjustable at rear of track

On first and last road wheels/track

Track:

Center guide, single pin, steel with detachable rubber pad

Width:

21"

Pitch

6"

Shoes/Track:

84

Ground Contact Length:

155"

 
 

LVTC7 was the command version of the LVTP7. The vehicle commander was normally stationed between the driver and assistant driver, but also manned the .50cal MG weapon station when necessary. A five seat module for the radio operators, folding desk, and mapboard were installed in the passenger compartment, and a forest of antennas emerged from the vehicle's roof. Later LVTC7s had the weapon station replaced by a vision cupola for the unit commander.

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


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