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Landing Vehicle Tracked, Mark 4

Landing Track The LVT-4 was manufactured by the Roebling Brothers; the same family that built the Brooklyn Bridge. This vehicle was developed from a swamp rescue vehicle in use in Florida's Everglades. The main identification point of this vehicle is that its cab is placed at the bow of the vehicle. The tracks on the LVT are attached with very large grousers, which propel this vehicle through the water. Its main use was to ferry cargo and / or men from ship to shore. It could hold approx 24 men or a 4500 Lb payload. The unofficial name given to this vehicle is the Alligator. The LVT was no long in service before upgrades and major improvements took place.

CREW:   3       WEIGHT:   16 tons

ENGINE:  Hercules WXLC-3; 6 cylinder

SPEED:   12mph     RANGE:   150 miles

MAIN ARMAMENT:Two .30 cal. M1919 Machine Guns



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Danville, VA  24540
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