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


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


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

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

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


Crew 6
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 20 tons
Length 26' 2"
Height 10' 2.5"
Width 10' 8"
Width over tracks  
Ground clearance 18"
Ground contact length 126.5"
Ground pressure 9.9 psi
Turret ring diameter  
Main 75 mm Howitzer M3
MG .50 cal HB M2 MG
3: .30 cal M1919A4, mounts on each side and rear of turret
Side arms  
Main 75
MG .50 cal: 420
.30 cal: 6,000
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 0.5"@0°
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper 0.5"@0°
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear 0.25"@0°
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front 1.5"@0°
Turret Sides 1"@0°
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Continental W670-9A
Bore / stroke  
Cooling Air
Cylinders R-7
Net HP 250
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type) 5 forward, 1 reverse
Steering Controlled differential
Steering ratio  
Electrical system  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline
Quantity 140 gallons
Road consumption 1 mpg
Cross country consumption  
Traverse 360°
Hand and manual
Speed - Road 15 mph
Water: 7-8 mph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 150 miles
Water: 100 miles
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing 5'
Vertical obstacle 3'
Climbing ability 30° slope
Suspension (Type) Torsilastic springs
Wheels each side 11 single bogie wheel assemblies
Return rollers each side 2
Tracks (Type) Steel, twin chains with "W" shaped grousers
Width 14.25"
Number of links 73
Pitch 4 1/8"
Tire tread Rubber
Track centers/tread 113.5"


  1. Tank Data 2, Aberdeen Proving Grounds Series, E. J. Hoffschmidt and W. H. Tantum IV, 1969
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