LVT (A) 1
LVT (A) 1 - The Landing Vehicle, Tracked, (Armored) Mark 1 "Water Buffalo"
Derived from a hurricane rescue vehicle of the mid '30s, the amphibious LVT 1 was built by FMC, or Food Machinery Company, and used extensively in the Pacific by the Marines - especially for assaulting beaches. The original LVT 1 carried 24 Marines, however the LVT (A) 1 version also mounted an M-3 Stuart turret with a 37mm gun or a flamethrower. Land speed was 25 mph compared to 7 mph in the water
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