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1942 Army Graham Alligator
The origins of the LTV can be traced back to the Alligator, a civil vehicle designed for rescue in swampy areas that could not be reached with other means. The…

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The origins of the LTV can be traced back to the Alligator, a civil vehicle designed for rescue in swampy areas that could not be reached with other means. The Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Mark 2, commonly known as Water Buffalo, was an improved version of the first military model, the LTV-1, with a Continental W670-9A; 7 cylinder, 4 cycle, radial engine (producing 250 net horsepower), the same transmission as the M3A1 tank, new suspension and extra armor. It was produced from 1942, when it was developed, until 1945. It was first used in Tarawa, with 50 units responding to the 2nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion. Despite some evident limits and the appearance of improved models, the LTV-2 saw service in the major Pacific campaigns, up to the invasion of Okinawa. Capacity was a crew of three plus 24 passengers. Its production, in seven different plants including the Graham-Paige Motor Company, reached 2,963 units. Highlights:
  • Built by Graham Paige company
  • Known commonly as the “LVT2 Water Buffalo”
  • Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Mark 2 Amphibious Troop Transport
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