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== History ==
 
== History ==

Revision as of 19:04, 28 May 2020

RANK VI USSR
T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
LVT(A)(4)
us_lvt_a_4.png
LVT(A)(4)
AB RB SB
1.3 1.3 1.3
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Description

The LVT(A)(4) is a premium gift rank I American light tank with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.97 "Viking Fury" as a reward for the Victory Day event.

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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 14.9 387 477 25.97 32.01
Realistic 40 5 221 250 14.83 16.78

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: M2 Howitzer (75 mm)
75 mm M2 Howitzer Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 46 -20°/+40° ±180° N/A __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

Machine guns

Main article: M2HB (12.7 mm)
12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 400 (200) 576 -5°/+70° ±180°

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism M64
IV Transmission Engine Artillery support
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good speed and manoeuvrability
  • Five crew members with huge space between them increases survivability, especially when most guns it faces have small calibre and little explosive filler (eg. the Stuarts' 37 mm)
  • Amazing -20° gun depression allows excellent mountain combat ability.
  • Well-angled turret can lead to some shells bouncing
  • Is amphibious, meaning it can launch surprise attacks using rivers
  • Heavy MG can effectively damage light vehicles and low-flying planes

Cons:

  • Huge and tall hull makes it easy to be seen / shot at
  • Very thin armour, can be penetrated by any cannon / heavy MG
  • Easily hull broken by large calibre HEAT, such as the Chi-Ha's 57 mm HEAT
  • Shells have low velocity which is a disadvantage in long range combat.
  • The crew in the open topped turret are very close together, meaning they can be taken out in a single shot or by aircraft
  • Bad turret rotation, meaning it cannot respond to flankers in time

History

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Media

LVT(A)(4) crossing tropical river.jpg

See also

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External links

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USA light tanks
  M8 · M8A1 · M22 · T18E2
LVT  LVT(A)(1) · LVT(A)(4)
M2  M2A2 · M2A4 · M2A4 (1st Arm.Div.)
M3/M5 Stuart  M3 Stuart · M3A1 Stuart · M3A1 (USMC) · M5A1 · M5A1 TD · M5A1 (5th arm.div.)
M18 Hellcat  M18 GMC · M18 "Black Cat" · Super Hellcat
M24 Chaffee  M24 · M24 (TL)
Post-war  M41A1 · T92 · T114 · M551 · M3 Bradley · M3A3 Bradley · HSTV-L · XM8 · M1128

USA premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  LVT(A)(4) · M2A4 (1st Arm.Div.) · M3A1 (USMC) · M8 · M5A1 (5th arm.div.) · T18E2
Medium tanks  Grant I · M4A5 · Calliope · T20 · M26 T99 · M26E1 · M46 "Tiger" · Magach 3 · XM-1 (GM) · XM-1 (Chrysler) · T54E1
Heavy tanks  T14 · Cobra King · T29 · T30
Tank destroyers  M8A1 · M18 "Black Cat" · Super Hellcat · T28 · T55E1 · T114