Image: LVT-(A)1 (USMC)
YearApril 1942
Vehicle Type[@type]
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced509
Main Armament1 x 37mm L/53 M6 Gun or 1 x Flame-Thrower
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-10° to +25°
Turret Traverse360° (Powered 24°/Sec)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun Sight7.95m
Secondary Armament1 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Coaxial).
2 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Guns (Scarff Mounts).
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried104 x 37mm & 6000 x .30 cal
Combat Weight14.900 kg
Ground Clearance0.46m
Fording DepthFloats
Trench Crossing1.50m
Obstacle Clearance0.91m
Climbing Ability31°
RadioSCR 508
ArmourHull Front: 13mm.
Hull Sides: 6.4mm.
Hull Rear: 6.4mm.
Hull Top: 6.4mm.
Hull Bottom: None.
Gun Mantlet: 38mm.
Turret Front: 38mm.
Turret Sides: 25mm.
Turret Rear: 25mm.
Turret Top: 13mm.
EngineContinental W-670-9A (Petrol)
Transmission5 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range125 miles (210 km)
Maximum Cross Country Range[@maximum_cross_country_range]
Maximum Water Range75 miles (120 km)
Maximum Road Speed25 mph (40 kph)
Maximum Cross Country Speed15 mph (24 kph)
Maximum Water Speed7 mph (11 kph)
NotesThe LVT-A1 was an armoured version based on similar lines to the LVT-2. It was developed for fire support with the addition of a turret similar to the version mounted on the M3 light tank and armed with a 37mm M6 gun and a .30 cal coaxial machine gun. It also had a further two .30 cal machine guns mounted on the rear deck. The LVT-A1 saw action at Roi-Namur, Northern Kwajalein Atoll, Saipan, Guam, Tinian and Peleliu.