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  U.S.M.C.- WWII Marine Amphibious Soldiers. First Armored Amphibian Battalion
It is not entirely accurate to call our strange vehicle a seagoing tank, but we regularly went ashore from over two miles out to sea, and could also maneuver on land.
Though tracked amphibs were no doubt important in the European Theater, there was a special need for them in the Pacific.
Their top speed may have been as high as 20 to 25 miles per hour on land, 5 to 7.5 mph in the water, but actual speed was much affected by terrain or surf.
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  USMC LANDING VEHICLE, TRACKED (1)
At the Battle of Tarawa (November 1943), bolted on armor plate was used and the vehicles were equipped with one to four.30 cal. machine guns.
The LVT(1) tracks were endless chains fitted with cleats, used both in the water and on land.
USMC LVT(1) amphibian tractors move toward the beach on Guadalcanal, probably during the 7-9 August 1942 initial landings.
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 Army Technology - Industry Projects
Patria AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle) 8x8 Wheeled Vehicle, Finland
Piranha III / LAV III Wheeled Armoured Vehicles, Switzerland
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 The Amphibious Revolution - Page 1
The initial landings also underscored a handicap that bedeviled all U.S. amphibious assaults during the war: Perfection was virtually impossible because assembling all the air, sea, and land elements and rigorously training them was never feasible.
Once the order to commence a landing was given, the lack of effective communications meant that wave after wave of landing craft would charge shoreward—sometimes to the wrong beach—heedless of any tactical or logistical considerations.
Moreover, LVT hulls were converted into amphibious light tanks to escort troop carriers and support Marines beyond the beach.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,NH_0605_Revolution-P1,00.html   (1724 words)

  
  Landing Vehicle Tracked - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The LVT had its origins in a civilian hurricane rescue vehicle called the Alligator invented by Donald Roebling in 1937.
The first military model was called the LVT 1, short for "Landing Vehicle, Tracked" and was introduced in 1941.
The LVT 1 first saw action at Guadalcanal and was last used in the assault on Tarawa.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Landing_Vehicle_Tracked   (600 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Landing Vehicle Tracked
The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) was an amphibious vehicle used by the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Army during World War II.
The LVT were used for logistic support at Guadalcanal, but their first real test was in the assault on Tarawa.
The largest use of the LVTs was in the Leyte landing, with nine amtrac and two amtank battalions deployed.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Landing-Vehicle-Tracked   (3803 words)

  
 Toronto Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The LVT-5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked) was a family of amphibious armoured fighting vehicles used by the United States Marine Corps.
It was an evolution of the Landing Vehicle Tracked series, and was replaced in service by the LVT-7 family.
LVTAA-X1 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Anti Air) - anti-aircraft variant, to be fitted with the turret of the M42 Duster.
www.torontopost.biz /Info/?LVT-5   (223 words)

  
 Landing Vehicle Tracked
The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) was an amphibious vehicle used by the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Army during World War II.
The order to built the first 200 LVTs was awarded to the Food Machinery Corporation (FMC), a manufacturer of insecticide spray pumps and other farm equipment which built some parts for the Alligators.
The vehicle was not armoured and its steel hull offered virtually no protection, although prior to the Tarawa landing some vehicles received 9 mm cab armor.
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 Photo Album: US Beach Landing Operations, 1943-45 (Part 1)
The Okinawa landing represented the pinnacle of the amphibious assault in skill and technology, one example of it being the tracked LVTs (Landing Vehicle, Tracked) which, first employed two years earlier at Tarawa, now formed the bulk of the assault force.
The LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel), also known as Higgins Boat was used to carry first waves of infantry from ship to shore.
Landing craft are lead by a larger ship through the fog and smoke towards the yet invisible shore.
www.ipmsstockholm.org /magazine/2003/06/stuff_eng_photo_us_beach_landings_01.htm   (1218 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United Defense
Following a massive decline in orders for tracked combat vehicles between 1983 and 1994 FMC and the Harsco Corporation agreed in January 1994 to combine their defense businesses to form United Defense.
Evolution of the land systems division of BAE Systems, 1970s to Land and Armaments formation BAE Systems Bofors is a Swedish subsidiary of BAE Systems Land and Armaments.
United Defense is a leading prime contractor for a number of combat vehicles, artillery and weapons delivery systems, and other defense systems, including the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the linchpin of the Army’s mechanized forces.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/United-Defense   (2076 words)

  
 Landing_Vehicle_Tracked LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
Traveling at a respectable six knots in the water and twelve mph on land, it could deliver 24 fully-equipped assault troops to the beach, and supply supporting fire from two.30 cal. machine guns.
The engine was moved forward and a large ramp door was added to the rear, allowing troops to exit from the rear of the vehicle.
Incidentally, the AAV is manufactured by BAE Systems Land and Armaments, which was the first company to produce the LVT (as FMC).
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 Landing Vehicle Tracked - Definition, explanation
The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) was an amphibious armoured vehicle used by the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Army during World War II.
Steaming at a respectable six knots in the water and travelling twelve mph on land, it could deliver 24 fully-equipped assault troops to the beach, and supply supporting fire from two.30 cal. machine guns.
Troops exited from rear doors on dry land, instead of using a ramp in the front at the water's edge as on other landing craft of the era.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/l/la/landing_vehicle_tracked.php   (602 words)

  
 Landing Vehicle Tracked, LVT
These Landing Craft were developed from the Alligator which was designed for transport in swamp-land by Roebling in the 1930s.
The engine drives the front track sprockets through a 5-speed gearbox and differential.
The tracks are fitted with spoon-shaped scoops which provide propulsion in the water.
www.4wdonline.com /Mil/LVT/LVT.html   (176 words)

  
 LVTP7A1
As early as 1964 the Navy began development of the requirements for a new landing vehicle to replace the LVTP5.
On land, it could reach speeds of 40mph with a 300 mile range, and climb a 70% slope or cross an 8 foot trench on its 21" tracks.
The vehicle was armed with a M139 20mm cannon, and had aluminum armor that ranged from 1" to 1 3/4" thick, and carried a crew of 3 plus 25 seated troops.
www.ipmslivonia.org /ipms/Gallery/LVTP/KitRLVTP.htm   (339 words)

  
 Landing Vehicle Tracked Armored Mark by Armored Vehicle Center .com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
was moved from the rear of the vehicle to behind the driver's cab...
LVT3 Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Unarmored (Mark III)...Assault >> LVT3 Bushmaster Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Unarmored (Mark III) The LVT3.....was used in the Inchon Landing and as an armored personnel carrier in the subsequent..
LVT - Landing Vehicle Tracked Tank and Ordnance Past Pages Landing Vehicle Tracked, Mark 4 The LVT-4 was manufacturerd by the Roebling Brothers;
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Landing Vehicle Tracked
The LVT were used for logistic support at Guadalcanal, but their first real test was in the assault on Tarawa.
The largest use of the LVTs was in the Leyte landing, with nine amtrac and two amtank battalions deployed.
Although usually associated with the Pacific theatre, toward the end of the war LVTs were employed in Europe as well.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Landing_Vehicle_Tracked   (1305 words)

  
 Omnipelagos.com ~ article "Landing Vehicle Tracked"
It was widely known as amphtrack, amtrak, amtrac etc., a portmanteau of amphibious tractor.
Proper maintenance of the new machine was often an issue, as few Marines were trained to work on it, and early models suffered frequent breakdowns.
One of the latest is the United States Marine Corps EFV, slated to replace the AAV in 2008.
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 Landing Vehicle Tracked - meaning of word
[[Image:Tracked landing vehicles (LVTs) approach Iwo Jima;fig14.jpgthumb300pxLVTs, jam-packed with U.S. 4th Marine Division troops, Battle of Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945.]] The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) was an amphibious armoured vehicle used by the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and United States Army during World War II.
It was also known as Amphtrack, amtrak, amptrack, from the contraction of amphibious tractor, ==Development== The LVT had its origins in a civilian hurricane rescue vehicle called the ''Alligator'' invented by Donald Roebling in 1937.
==Variants== ===LVT 1=== The first military model was called the LVT 1, short for "Landing Vehicle, Tracked" and was introduced in 1941.
www.wordsonline.org /Landing_Vehicle_Tracked   (611 words)

  
 Town of Belleair -- A brief history of Belleair   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Following the war, most of the land south of the Belleview Biltmore, including the never finished Pelican (now Belleview Biltmore) Golf Course, was purchased by two companies owned by the late E. Hallett.
Due to the growth of both the town and the art center, the center relocated its facility in 1999 to the middle of Pinellas County – in the midst of the new botanical gardens.
Fortunately, far-sighed residents and officials had set aside land for the town’s beautiful system of parks and paths, while elected officials created a strong set of codes to enhance and preserve the quality way of life we enjoy today.
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 Airfix-Amphibian & Jeep 1:72. Maßstab: 1:72   Länge:  101 mm   Breite:  44 ...
Maßstab: 1:72 Länge: 101 mm Breite: 44 mm Teile: 107 The Landing Vehicle, Tracked (Mark 4) Buffalo was designed by the US Army and later in World War 2 was also used by the British Army in north-west Europe.
The Landing Vehicle, Tracked (Mark 4) Buffalo was designed by the US Army and later in World War 2 was also used by the British Army in north-west Europe.
The Buffalo had a watertight steel hull and was propelled on land and in water by its cleated tracks; it was powered by a seven-cylinder air-cooled engine, giving a maximum speed of 25 mph on land and 5.4 knots in water.
www.superbox.at /buffalo-amphibian-jeep-p-3962.html   (337 words)

  
 USA's Landing Vehicle Tracked
The U.S. Marine Corps became interesting in the vehicles, after seeing it in the a 1937 issue of Life magainze.
The engine was installed between the crew and the cargo compartment in the rear.
Had new suspension with 11 bogie wheels per track which were sprung on Torsilastic rubber springs which improved track life and use on harder ground.
www.wwiivehicles.com /usa/amphibious/lvt.asp   (886 words)

  
 Missing Links AFV Club AF35022  LVTP5A1 Landing Vehicle Tracked Personnel Review
I deviated from the instructions in leaving the drive sprockets and track off at this stage, to be added later.
The instructions also call for the large number of small detail bits to be added to the top hull before attaching this to the lower hull, this leaves a lot of scope for damaging these small parts when attaching the top hull.
I didn't add the track hidden by the hull over the return rollers, for ease of assembly and as it's basically a waste of time.
www.missing-lynx.com /reviews/modern/lvtp5/afv35022.htm   (1388 words)

  
 The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - LVT Landing Vehicle, Tracked - Aug. 23rd, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The only prototype for this LVT (Landing Vehicle, Tracked) was a rescue vehicle designed by John Roebling, used on mercy errands in the Florida swamps.
In later vehicles, the ring-mounted.50cal MG was replaced by a mount for a.30cal MG on either side of the rear of the turret.
Known as the LVT (Landing Vehicle, Tracked), several models were produced, with the basic one being the Mark I Alligator (pictured).
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-vetscor/1468738/posts   (6322 words)

  
 Assault Amphibian Vehicle Personnel Model 7A1 (AAVP7A1)
The vehicle carries troops in water operations from ship to shore, through rough water and surf zone.
The primary responsibility of the AAVs during an amphibious operation is to spearhead a beach assault.
Introduction of the BFV components and the rebuild to standard effort is expected to reduce maintenance costs for the remaining life of the AAV through the year 2013.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/aavp7a1.htm   (1794 words)

  
 The Australian War Memorial Glossary
Landing Vehicle, Tracked (known as "The Water Buffalo")
Landing Vehicle, Tracked (Has an armored turret carrying a 75mm howitzer)
Landing Vehicle, Tracked (An armored cargo carrying amphibian with machine guns and a stern ramp)
www.awm.gov.au /glossary/result.asp?browse=l   (197 words)

  
 The Development of Marine Corps Tracked Landing Vehicles - Storming Media
Abstract: It is very doubtful whether the amphibious landings by the U.S. Armed Forces on the Japanese held islands in the Pacific during World War II would have been successful without the massive deployment of tracked landing vehicles.
The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT1) chosen by the Marine Corps in 1941 for War production, was patterned after Donald Roebling's successful Alligator, conceived for rescue operations during hurricane flooding in Florida.
This paper describes the development of this peaceful rescue craft and its transformation into a military vehicle which was used extensively in World War II.
www.stormingmedia.us /13/1381/A138191.html   (143 words)

  
 LVT - Landing Vehicle Tracked   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The LVT-4 was manufacturerd by the Roebling Brothers; the same family that built the Brooklyn Bridge.
Its main use was to ferry cargo and / or men from ship to shore.
The unofficial name given to this vehicle is the Alligator.The LVT was no long in service before upgrades and major improvements took place.
www.aaftankmuseum.com /Archive9lvt.htm   (142 words)

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