Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel, Mark 5 (Command)1-5

LVTP5(CMD): General
Total acceptances 58
Manufacturer Ingersoll Crew 10 men
LVTP5(CMD): Dimensions
Combat weight (land) 72,460lbs
32,870kg
Height over cupola 120.5"
306.1cm
Length 356"
904cm
Width 140.5"
356.9cm
Tread 116.7"
296.4cm
Ground clearance, sides 11"
28cm
LVTP5(CMD): Armament
None
LVTP5(CMD): Armor
Assembly
Welding
Hull
Rolled homogeneous steel
Maximum .625"
1.59cm
Minimum .25"
.64cm
LVTP5(CMD): Automotive
Engine Continental LV-1790-1; 12 cylinder, 4 cycle, 90° vee gasoline
Horsepower Net: 704@2800rpm
Gross: 810@2800rpm
Torque Net: 1440 ft-lb@2000rpm
Gross: 1610 ft-lb@2200rpm
Fuel capacity 456gal
1730L
Transmission Allison CD-850-4A or -4B, 2 ranges forward, 1 reverse
Steering Mechanical, wobble stick
Brakes Multiple plate, oil cooled
LVTP5(CMD): 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
LVTP5(CMD): Track
Center guide, single pin, steel with inverted grouser
Width 20.75"
52.71cm
Pitch 5"
13cm
Shoes/track 134 Ground contact length 229.25"
582.30cm
LVTP5(CMD): Performance
Max level road speed 30mph
48kph
Max water speed 6.8mph
11kph
Max trench 144"
366cm
Max grade 70%
Max sideslope 60% Max vertical obstacle 36"
91cm
Min turning diameter Pivot Max fording depth Floats
Cruising range ~190mi, roads
~57mi, water
~306km, roads
~92km, water

LVTP5(CMD) was the command radio version of the LVTP5, and can be identified by the forest of antennas projecting from the roof. The ten-man crew included six radio operators, who were stationed in the cargo compartment and manned up to nine radios. The vehicle was also known as LVTC5.

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References

  1. Hunnicutt, R.P. Bradley: A History of American Fighting and Support Vehicles. Navato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999. Reprinted with permission from Bradley, R.P. Hunnicutt ©1999, available from Presidio Press, 505B San Martin Drive, Suite 160, Navato, CA 94945.
  2. Research, Investigation and Experimentation in the Field of Amphibian Vehicles. Kalamazoo, MI: Ingersoll Kalamazoo Division, Borg-Warner Corp., Dec 1957.
  3. Crismon, Fred W. U.S. Military Tracked Vehicles. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1992.
  4. Estes, Kenneth W. Marines Under Armor. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000.
  5. Federation of American Scientists. "LVTP5A1 Landing Vehicle, Tracked." DOD 101. 14 Apr 2000. 28 Apr 2001 <http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/lvtp5.htm>. DOD 101

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