Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel, Mark 7

Vehicle Specifications


General Information

Date of First Acceptance - 1971

Total Acceptances - 971

Crew - 3 Man + 25 Passengers

Commander in weapon station

Driver in hull left front

Assistant driver in hull left center

Troop commander in hull left front

24 Combat Equipped Marines

 

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)

50,350lbs

Height

128.5"

Length

312.75"

Gun Overhang Forward

0"

Width

128.72"

Tread

123.8"

Ground Clearance

16"

Ground Pressure,
Zero Penetration

7.7 psi

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"

 
 

LVTP7 was a fully-enclosed vehicle with a very different shape than its amphibian predecessors. The vehicle was front-drive, and had a rear ramp for infantry entry and exit. The rear halves of the tracks were exposed, and the main propelling action in the water was by a water jet on either side of the vehicle. The driver and infantry troop commander each had a cupola on the left side of the hull, and the vehicle commander was positioned in the weapon station on the right side of the hull. The assistant driver was seated behind the troop commander. The cargo compartment had folding covers which allowed access from above.

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


Copyright 2003 - 2016

AMTRAC.ORG

All Rights Reserved.