LVT-4/40

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This page is about the French light tank LVT-4/40. For other versions, see LVT (Family).
LVT-4/40
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GarageImage LVT-4 40.jpg
ArtImage LVT-4-40.png
LVT-4/40
AB RB SB
3.7 3.7 3.7
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Description

The LVT-4 Bofors is a premium gift rank II French light tank with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Direct Hit" as a reward for Battle Pass: Season V, "River Hunter".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull12 / 6 / 6
Turret6 / 6 / 0
Crew5 people
Visibility133 %

With a weak armour that can be penetrated by heavy machine gun fire, any vehicle could suddenly spray bullets and knock out some crew members. The armour is useful against shrapnel and small calibre HE rounds. The poor armour is not crippling as the size and amount of crew members make up for the survivability as you will rarely be knocked out b a single AP shot, especially when fuses won't activate on the thin armour.

Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Amphibious
The design allows you to swim and control movement in the water
Speedforward / back
AB45 / 6 km/h
RB and SB40 / 5 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight17.0 t
Engine power
AB477 hp
RB and SB250 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB28.1 hp/t
RB and SB14.7 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 45 6 17 387 477 22.76 28.06
Realistic 40 5 221 250 13 14.71

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB310 Sl icon.png
RB290 Sl icon.png
SB460 Sl icon.png
Crew training2 300 Sl icon.png
Experts15 000 Sl icon.png
Aces110 Ge icon.png
Research Aces320 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 40 / 40 / 80 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 112 / 112 / 112 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Mods tank reinforcement fr.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods tank ammo.png
40mm_usa_M2_HE_ammo_pack
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods tank ammo.png
40mm_usa_M2_AP_ammo_pack
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods airstrike.png
Airstrike
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Elevation Mechanism
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Improved optics
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Artillery Support

Armaments

Main armament

40 mm Bofors L/60 cannon
Ammunition384 rounds
Belt capacity8 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
0.6 → 0.5 s
Fire rate120 shots/min
Vertical guidance-3° / 87°
Main article: Bofors L/60 (40 mm)
40 mm Bofors L/60 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 384 (8) 120 -3°/+87° ±180° N/A 33.3 46.1 56.0 61.9 65.9 0.65 0.58 0.53 0.50
Realistic 20.8 24.5 29.8 32.9 35.0

Ammunition

  • Default: AP-T · FI-T*
  • Mk.II: FI-T*
  • M81A1: AP-T
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 72 69 58 46 37 29
Mk.II 3 3 3 3 3 3
M81A1 72 69 58 46 37 29
Belt details
Belt Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Mk.II FI-T* 874 0.83 0 0.1 63 79° 80° 81°
M81A1 AP-T 875 0.88 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
Ammo
type
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
8th
rack empty
48
384
Clips
Rounds
46 (+2)
368 (+16)
43 (+5)
344 (+40)
40 (+8)
320 (+64)
37 (+11)
296 (+88)
34 (+14)
272 (+112)
31 (+17)
248 (+136)
28 (+20)
224 (+160)
25 (+23)
200 (+184)
9th
rack empty
10th
rack empty
11th
rack empty
12th
rack empty
13th
rack empty
14th
rack empty
15th
rack empty
16th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
22 (+26)
176 (+208)
19 (+29)
152 (+232)
16 (+32)
128 (+256)
13 (+35)
104 (+280)
10 (+38)
80 (+304)
(+41)
56 (+328)
(+44)
32 (+352)
(+47)
(+376)
No
Ammo racks of the LVT-4/40

Notes:

  • Ammunition is divided into 48 clips of 8 rounds.
  • Each rack contains 3 clips (24 rounds).

Machine guns

Ammunition2 400 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate577 shots/min
Main article: M2HB (12.7 mm)
12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial (left) 1,200 (200) 577 N/A N/A
Coaxial (right) 1,200 (200) 577 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has amphibious capability
  • High rate of fire and very short reload time for the 40 mm cannon
  • It has two 12.7 mm machine gun to complement the Bofors cannon
  • Versatile, can be used as a light tank or a SPAA
  • Large internal volume makes it remarkably survivable despite its thin armour

Cons:

  • Gun depression only limit to -3 degrees
  • Tall gun position with only -3 degrees gun depression, prone to close short range attacks
  • Big profile makes easier for enemies to spot you
  • Light armour and open-topped design make it vulnerable to air attacks, machine gun fire, chemical shells (HE, HEAT) and artillery strikes
  • Fuel tanks exposed on the sides and prone to fire when shot

History

In the wake of WWII, France possessed a large number of American vehicles in its service, including the LVT series of amphibious vehicles. These, along with other armored vehicles, were supplied to France as a short-term solution to rebuild the French military after the war. During the Indochina War of the early 1950's, LVTs in French service were modified to carry the 40 mm Bofors anti-air gun as it proved to be more effective against ground targets than the standard 37 mm cannon. These modified French LVTs also participated in the Suez Crisis of 1956, which also marked their final operational use.

- From Devblog

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See also

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External links


France light tanks
AMC.34/35  AMC.34 YR · AMC.35 (ACG.1)
H.35/39  H.35 · H.39 · H.39 "Cambronne"
E.B.R.  E.B.R. (1951) · E.B.R. (1954) · E.B.R. (1963)
AMX-13  AMX-13 (FL11) · AMX-13-M24 · AMX-13 · AMX-13 (SS.11) · AMX-13-90 · AMX-13 (HOT)
Wheeled  AMD.35 · AML-90 · AMX-10RC
Other  FCM.36 · R.35 (SA38) · Char 25t · MARS 15
Austria  SK-105A2
Great Britain  ▄Crusader Mk.II
USA  LVT-4/40 · ▄M3A3 Stuart

France premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  H.39 "Cambronne" · LVT-4/40 · AMX-13 (SS.11) · AMX-13-M24 · E.B.R. (1954) · E.B.R. (1963)
Medium tanks  M4A1 (FL10) · Panther "Dauphiné" · AMX-30 · AMX-30 Super
Heavy tanks  B1 ter · Somua SM
Tank destroyers  Lorraine 155 Mle.50