|This page is about the gift American light tank LVT(A)(1) (TheRussianBadger). For other versions, see LVT (Family).|
The ○LVT(A)(1) is a gift rank I American light tank with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Sky Guardians", obtainable by using the affiliate link of YouTuber TheRussianBadger.
Survivability and armour
Its large and spacious hull might seem hard to knock out all of its crew, but that's only true when you are getting shot from the side. From your side, there is a huge empty area between the driving compartment and the fighting compartment that will absorb any shell, regardless of their explosive fillers. However an experienced player will know to shoot at these two compartments and avoid the empty space. From the front, the spacious hull does not help to keep the crew safe as a penetrating shell will travel through the empty space and hit any crew at the back, so you could die sooner than you expected. Avoid tanks with solid shots, for example British/Swedish tanks. The deadliest threats are HMG and autocannon mounted vehicles such as the Pz.IIs, T-60, and AA guns. They can quickly chew through all of the crew.
- Rolled homogeneous armour
- Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet, Machine gun shield)
|Armour||Front (Slope angle°)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull|| 12.7 mm (30°) Front plate
6.35 mm (83-84°) Upper glacis
6.35 mm (41-81°) Lower glacis
| 6.35 mm (11-51°) Top
6.35 + 6.35 mm Bottom
| 6.35 mm Top
6.35 mm (62°) Bottom
| 6.35 mm (7°) Front glacis |
5 mm Engine vent
|Turret|| 12.7 mm (10°) Turret front
50.8 mm (1-81°) Gun mantlet
|12.7 mm||12.7 mm|| 6 mm (16°) Front |
6 mm Rear
- Suspension wheels and tracks are 15 mm thick.
- Belly armour is 6.35 mm thick.
Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forwards and backwards.
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
Modifications and economy
|37 mm M6||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|104||92 (+12)||69 (+35)||46 (+58)||23 (+81)||1 (+103)||No|
|7.62 mm M1919A4|
|Mount||Capacity (Belt)||Fire rate||Vertical||Horizontal|
Usage in battles
Use the LVT(A)(1)'s ability to sneak up waterways to work around the enemy lines, and ambush when possible. If that is not a option, come at them head on, either taking their vehicle out or disabling it long enough to get around and finish it with a side shot. Once done, do not take the waterways back as the LVT(A)(1) is much faster on land. This tank has the capability to work as an early assault tank, not as fast as the Stuarts, BTs and other light tanks. Another tactic that can be done against lightly armoured vehicles is to drive backwards towards the enemy. The combined firepower of 3 machine guns and the cannon increases the chance of take out the enemy before they can take out the LVT(A)(1). The big thing to keep in mind is that the LVT(A)(1) is big. It is a large target that is hard to hide, but the spacious interior makes it harder for enemies to take out all of the crew members. At the same time, keep in mind that the LVT(A)(1) is an easy target for aircraft, as the vehicle presents as very easy target for anything .50 cal and up.
Pros and cons
- Very fast and manoeuverable on most terrain
- 6 crew members
- Fast-firing and accurate 37 mm gun
- Crew members are spread out, less likely to get knocked out in one shot
- Great gun depression at the side and front
- Heavily armoured gun mantlet
- 2 machine gunners that can fire at high angles, enabling anti-air
- Small engine makes it hard to hit
- Reserve tank (no repair costs)
- Amphibious (the first reserve floating tank)
- Spaced Crew
- Huge (shell magnet)
- Barely any armour to speak about
- Exposed lower glacis
- Weak armour and huge size makes it vulnerable to artillery
- Can easily be destroyed by HE shells (overpressure).
- Very slow reverse speed can prevent it from retreating back to cover in time
- Unstable aim while moving
- Bad suspension makes it unstable at humps
- Very slow speed when traveling in water
- Water rocks the tank when moving, making it unstable during and a while after movement in the water
- Poor Gun Depression in the rear in combination with it´s size makes it hard to hit smaller tanks who attack from the rea
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