The Red Army, Russian Tanks, German Tanks


Vehicle commander LVTPX12

A single prototype LVTCX2 command vehicle was completed in 1969. The exterior of the vehicle was similar in appearance to the LVTPX12 and it was fitted with the same weapon station armed with the Ml39 20mm gun and the coaxial M73E1 7.62mm machine gun. Obvious differences were the extra radio antennas and the blackout shelter stowed on the top rear. The driver was in his usual position in the port sponson.

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Engine compartment vehicle the LVTP5, Troop commander vehicle

Later modifications to the LVTP5, the LVTH6, and the LVTR1 resulted in a change of the designations. They now became the LVTP5A1, the LVTH6A1, and the LVTR1A1. The most obvious identification feature for the modified vehicles was the superstructure on the rear deck over the engine compartment vehicle the LVTP5. This superstructure housed the modified air intake and exhaust system.

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Combat vehicle LVTP5

The circular ready rack had eight compartments each holding seven, four round, clips for a total of 224 rounds. The hull racks held 776 rounds bringing the total ammunition stowage to 1,000 rounds. During water operations, the total ammunition stowage was reduced to 800 rounds to improve the buoyancy. The LVTAAX1 was manned by a crew of eight including the gunners. Combat loaded, the vehicle weighed 85,760 pounds. Its performance was essentially the same as the combat vehicle LVTP5. A single pilot LVTAAX1 was built by Ingersoll Kalamazoo Division in 1954.

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Hatch turret cargo vehicle

The seven man crew consisted of the driver, the crew chief, the vehicle commander, the gunner, the loader, and two ammunition passers. Seats for the commander, gunner, and loader were provided in the turret basket. The gunner was at the right front just forward of the commander. The gunner had a T149E2 panoramic telescope and a T150E2 direct fire telescope. The commander's cupola was fitted with five periscopes. The loader was on the left side of the with his own hatch turret cargo vehicle.

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LVTPX2 cargo vehicle, Assistant driver

A single LVTHX4 was built based upon the LVTPX2 cargo vehicle. It had a turret armed with the 105mm howitzer T96E1 in the mount T67E1. The vehicle was manned by a crew of seven with the driver and assistant driver in the front hull. Escape hatches were located in each side of the hull. Other hatches were provided for the driver and the assistant driver, the turret crew, and on the rear deck.

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