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United States' Landing Vehicle Tracked, LVT (A)(5)

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LVT(A)(5)
United States' Landing Vehicle Tracked, LVT(A)5
Aberdeen Tank Museum

Design

Power traverse for turret. The turret was also covered.1 The 75 mm gun had a gyrostabilizer.1

The 75 mm howitzer fired a 18 lb HE shell at a muzzle velocity of 1,250'/sec.1

Didn't appear during war, but did in Korea.1

Specifications

  LVT(A)(5)
Crew 61
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 20 tons1
Length 26' 2"1
Height 10' 2.5"1
Width 10' 8"1
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance 18"1
Ground contact length 126.5"1
Ground pressure 9.9 psi1
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 75 mm Howitzer M31
Secondary  
MG .50 cal HB M2 MG1
3: .30 cal M1919A4, mounts on each side and rear of turret1
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main 751
Secondary  
MG .50 cal: 4201
.30 cal: 6,0001
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 0.5"@0°1
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper 0.5"@0°1
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear 0.25"@0°1
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front 1.5"@0°1
Turret Sides 1"@0°1
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Continental W670-9A1
Bore / stroke  
Cooling Air1
Cylinders R-71
Capacity  
Net HP 2501
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type) 5 forward, 1 reverse1
Steering Controlled differential1
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline1
Octane  
Quantity 140 gallons1
Road consumption 1 mpg1
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Traverse 360°1
Hand and manual1
Speed - Road 15 mph1
Water: 7-8 mph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 150 miles1
Water: 100 miles1
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing 5'1
Vertical obstacle 3'1
Climbing ability 30° slope1
Suspension (Type) Torsilastic springs1
Wheels each side 11 single bogie wheel assemblies1
Return rollers each side 21
Tracks (Type) Steel, twin chains with "W" shaped grousers1
Length  
Width 14.25"1
Diameter  
Number of links 731
Pitch 4 1/8"1
Tire tread Rubber1
Track centers/tread 113.5"1

Sources:

  1. Tank Data 2, Aberdeen Proving Grounds Series, E. J. Hoffschmidt and W. H. Tantum IV, 1969
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site