Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel, Mark 5 (Command).

Although faint in this image, there are several radio antennas and a larger mast rising from the roof of this vehicle. Otherwise, it was externally similar to the LVTP5. (Picture from Research, Investigation and Experimentation in the Field of Amphibian Vehicles.)

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Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel, Mark 5 (Command).

Internally, however, there were important differences. The radios were installed into two racks, one in front of the engine compartment bulkhead and another behind the driver above the port track channel. Troop seats, writing surfaces, and two stools were provided for the six radiomen. Three radio operators sat on the inboard troop seats with one just behind the assistant driver and one on each side of the radio rack. The other three radio operators sat in front of the rack, with one on the inboard troop seats and two on stools mounted between the troop seats. The radio operators were all provided with seat belts. In this image, the radio rack in front of the engine compartment bulkhead is at center, and the port rack is visible to the right of the image. The seat belt for the radio operator behind the assistant driver can be seen at the extreme left of the image, below the writing table. (Picture from Research, Investigation and Experimentation in the Field of Amphibian Vehicles.)

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Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel, Mark 5 (Command).

This picture is looking downward at the radio rack in front of the engine compartment bulkhead. The positions of the other five radio operators can be discerned in this image from the positions of their seat belts. (Picture from Research, Investigation and Experimentation in the Field of Amphibian Vehicles.)

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