LVT-4 Water Buffalo - Springfield, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
N 42° 44.661 W 083° 27.765
17T E 298430 N 4735367
Quick Description: The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) was a class of amphibious vehicles introduced by the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Army during World War II.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/13/2009 1:10:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM77AP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:
This type of tracked amphibious vehicle was developed for the U.S. Armed Forces at the beginning of WWII for mobility in swampy terrain and at the beaches during landing operations.

This version was typical with its wide rear ramp which could be lowered to move equipment and troops. More than 6,000 units were produced from the end of 1943 onward.

LTVs were widely used in the Pacific Theater as well as on various European battle grounds to cross big rivers.

A quick Google search gives a great deal of information on a model by Italeri.
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Parked in front of a gun shop.

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