Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel, Mark 5 (Command)1-7

LVTP5(CMD): General
Total acceptances 58
Manufacturer Ingersoll Crew 10 men
LVTP5(CMD): Dimensions
Combat weight (land) 72,460lbs
Height over cupola 120.5"
Length overall 356"
Width overall 140.5"
Tread 116.7"
Ground clearance, sides 11"
LVTP5(CMD): Armament
Type Mount Ammunition Traverse Elevation
.30cal M1919A4 MG Cupola mount G-1 2,000 rounds
(250 ready)
+60° to -15°
Aiming equipment
Periscope M25C for gunner
LVTP5(CMD): Armor
Rolled homogeneous steel
Maximum .625"
Minimum .25"
LVTP5(CMD): Automotive
Engine Continental LV-1790-1; 12 cylinder, 4 cycle, 90° vee gasoline
Horsepower Net: 704@2,800rpm
Gross: 810@2,800rpm
Torque Net: 1,440 ft-lb@2,000rpm
Gross: 1,610 ft-lb@2,200rpm
Fuel capacity 456gal
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"
Pitch 5"
Shoes/track 134 Ground contact length 229.25"
LVTP5(CMD): Performance
Max level road speed 30mph
Max water speed 6.8mph
Max trench 144"
Max grade 70%
Max sideslope 60% Max vertical obstacle 36"
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. LVTP5A1(CMD) featured the modifications done to produce the LVTP5A1.




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