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LVTP-5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel-5)

Country of Origin: USA


The LVTP-5 was the first standard post-World War II amphibious assault vehicle to enter service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

The bulky, slab-sided hull is driven through the water by its tracks and has a bow ramp that opens into a large troop compartment. The ramp and hull bottom have inverted-V panels to improve amphibian efficiency.

The commander and driver positions are located in the front of the hull to each side of the troop compartment under individual hatches. The commander is...

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