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Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Recovery, Mark 1

Vehicle Specifications


General Information

Date of First Acceptance - 1956

Total Acceptances - 65

Crew - 3 Man

Crew chief in hull right front

Driver in hull left fron

Rigger

 

Armor:

Maximum

0.625"

Minumum

0.25"

Armament:

Type

Mount

Ammunition

Traverse

Elevation

None

 

 

 

 

Dimensions:

Combat Weight (land)

82,200lbs

Height Over Cupola

120.5"

Length

356"

Gun Overhang Forward

n/a

Width

140.5"

Tread

116.7"

Ground Clearance, Sides

11"

Ground Pressure,
Zero Penetration

7.75 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"

 
 

LVTR1 was the recovery and maintenance variant of the LVTP5. A 60,000lb (27,000kg) winch was installed, and the power for this was provided by a Willys 4 cylinder 48hp engine from the M38A1 quarter-ton truck. A boom was mounted on the front of the vehicle to assist in removing engines or other loads, and the crew chief acted as the crane operator. The boom had a capacity of 8000lbs (3600kg) with a single line or 14,000lbs (6400kg) with a two-part line. A General Electric welder was fitted, which could also be used as a battery charger or assist with cold-weather starts. A 5 ft/min (.14m/min) air compressor was also installed.

Modifications to the LVTR1's engine air intake and exhaust system produced the LVTR1A1. The most obvious external difference was a large housing on the vehicle's rear roof above the engine.

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


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