( Landing Vehicle, Tracked )
aka: "Water Buffalo"
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE LVT(1) AND THE LVT(2)
The LVT(1) has a flat-blade track design and the LVT(2) has a double-cupped track design. The track-types can be seen in many of the Green Beach photographs.
The LVT(1) was powered by a “straight-six” six-cylinder engine, similar to those found in automobiles or trucks.The LVT(2) was powered by an air-cooled, 7-cylinder radial engine, an unusual type normally found in aircraft.
The LVT(1) was significantly smaller than the LVT(2). The LVT(1) had a displacement of 16,900 pounds and the LVT(2) had a displacement of 25,200 pounds.