Main Menu
User Menu

Military history website

LVT-4 Water Buffalo / Buffalo IV

LVT-4 Water Buffalo

Landing Vehicle, Tracked (Unarmored), Mark 4, LVT (4)

     
Název:
Name:
LVT-4 Water Buffalo
Originální název:
Original Name:
LVT-4 Water Buffalo
Výrobce:
Producer:
Food Machinery Corp., Riverside, California
Graham-Paige Motor Corp., Detroit, Michigan
St. Louis Car Co., St. Louis, Missouri
Období výroby:
Production Period:
DD.MM.1943-DD.MM.194R
Vyrobeno kusů:
Number of Produced:
8348 (8351 ?)
Prototyp vyroben:
Prototype Built:
DD.MM.1943
Osádka:
Crew:
3
Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
 
Celková hmotnost:
Gross Vehicle Weight:
16511 kg
Celková délka:
Overall Length:
7950 mm
Celková šířka:
Overall Width:
3251 mm
Celková výška:
Overall Height:
2489 mm
Světlá výška:
Ground Clearance:
? mm
Pohon:
Propulsion:
 
Typ:
Type:
Continental W-670-9A
Výkon:
Power:
186 kW při 2400 ot/min
Převodové ústrojí:
Transmission:
- manuální převodovka
- počet stupňů: 5+1
Výkony:
Performance:
 
Rychlost na silnici:
Road Speed:
32 km/h
Rychlost v terénu:
Cross-country Speed:
? km/h
Rychlost plavby:
Water Speed:
12 km/h
Jízdní dosah po silnici:
Cruising Range on Road:
241 km
Jízdní dosah v terénu:
Cross-country Cruising Range:
? km
Jízdní dosah ve vodě:
Cruising Range in the Water:
121 km
Překonávání překážek:
Obstacles Crossing:
 
Svah:
Gradient:
27 °
Boční náklon:
Side Slope:
? °
Překročivost:
Trench Crossing:
1.52 m
Výstupnost:
Vertical Obstacle:
0.91 m
Přepravní kapacita:
Transport Capacity:
užitečné zatížení: 4082 kg
osoby: 24 vojáků
Uživatelské státy:
User States:


1)
Poznámka:
Note:
Výzbroj:
- 2x kulomet M2HB
- 2x kulomet M1919A4


1) jako Buffalo IV
Zdroje:
Sources:
Mesko, J.: AMTRACS in Action, Squadron-Signal Publication, Carrollton, 1993
https://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/lvt2.html#LVT4
www.globalsecurity.org
https://www.chars-francais.net/archives/lvt4.htm
URL : https://www.valka.cz/LVT-4-Water-Buffalo-Buffalo-IV-t41043#492823Version : 0
MOD

This post has not been translated to English yet. Please use the TRANSLATE button above to see machine translation of this post.

LVT-4
Buffalo IV
(britské označenie)


Na rozdiel od LVT-2 bol motor premiestnený dopredu za kabínu vodiča a na zadné čelo korby pribudla nakladacia rampa, umožňujúca pohodlnejšie nastupovanie a vystupovanie prepravovaných osôb a lepšiu manipuláciu s nákladom. Vozidlo nebolo pancierované, bolo však možné ho vybaviť dodatočným pancierovaním o hrúbke 6 (na bokoch) - 13 (vpredu) mm. V tom prípade sa znížila nosnosť vozidla na 1360 kg.


Bojovo použité boli po prvý raz na Saipane, ďalej na Guame a Tiniane v lete roku 1944. V Británii bola na základe LVT-4 vyvinutá plameňomentá verzia LVT-4(F) Sea Serpent . Po vojne boli LVT-4 aj vo výzbroji francúzskych ozbrojených síl, ktoré ich nasadili v rámci bojových operácií v Indočíne (Vietnam) a počas Suezskej krízy. Britské vozidlá boli často vyzbrojené 20mm kanónom Polsten a 2x 7,62 mm guľometom Browning
LVT-4 Water Buffalo / Buffalo IV - Francúzsky LVT-4 v Indočíne (www.chars-francais.net)

Francúzsky LVT-4 v Indočíne (www.chars-francais.net)
URL : https://www.valka.cz/LVT-4-Water-Buffalo-Buffalo-IV-t41043#183353Version : 0
Although these vehicles were not used immediately during the invasion of Normandy (neither the Americans nor the British), their time came when crossing water obstacles inland.
Thus, the Buffalo (LVT-4) was used during the crossing of the Rhine, at the mouth of the river Schelda and at some events in the Baltic coastal areas in northern Germany ...
LVT-4 Water Buffalo / Buffalo IV -


LVT-4 Water Buffalo / Buffalo IV -


LVT-4 Water Buffalo / Buffalo IV -


URL : https://www.valka.cz/LVT-4-Water-Buffalo-Buffalo-IV-t41043#162509Version : 0

This post has not been translated to English yet. Please use the TRANSLATE button above to see machine translation of this post.

LVT-4 / Buffalo IV (P346467, "SEVEOAKS"), Bovington Tank Museum, 2004. Vozidlo nese kamufláž stroje, který operoval v sestavě 11. královského tankového pluku ze sestavy 79. obrněné divize v době, kdy Buffala tohoto útvaru zajišťovala překonávání řeky Rýn. (©Radek Havelka)



URL : https://www.valka.cz/LVT-4-Water-Buffalo-Buffalo-IV-t41043#158048Version : 0
MOD

This post has not been translated to English yet. Please use the TRANSLATE button above to see machine translation of this post.

Jiná fotka na stejné vozidlo z muzea v Bovingtonu která aspoň trochu ukazuje celkové tvary vozidla, bohužel velikost LVT a stísněný prostor focení moc nepřejí
LVT-4 Water Buffalo / Buffalo IV -


URL : https://www.valka.cz/LVT-4-Water-Buffalo-Buffalo-IV-t41043#158066Version : 0

This post has not been translated to English yet. Please use the TRANSLATE button above to see machine translation of this post.

LVT-4, Musée des Blindés, 2004. (©Radek Havelka)


URL : https://www.valka.cz/LVT-4-Water-Buffalo-Buffalo-IV-t41043#244376Version : 0
MOD
LVT-4 (935807, SEA HORSE), Military technical museum, Lešany, September 2017. The vehicle has been in the collections of the Military historical institute získano in October 2016 for 30 thousand euros in an auction of the exhibits of the repealed Normandy Tank Museum in the French city of Catz.

A vehicle of this type, however, could on the territory of today's Czech republic appear much earlier. In December of 1955 raised the Automobile and tractor management (ATS) of the Czechoslovak people's army requirement for the importation of samples of american techniques that were used by the armies of the united nations during the Korean war ("big crawler amphibian type LVT (Buffalo), all-terrain truck REO 6x6 Truck and armoured personnel carriers to the latest types"). The technique had come from the spoils of war, which ended in the people's republic of China or the Korean livodě democratic republic, and later was supposed to be in Czechoslovakia used for the purposes of military-technical espionage: "For the development and study work in the field of automotive and tractor technology is necessary to get the most samples and technical documentation techniques used in the capitalist armies. These materials will greatly accelerate and improve the development and study work, further enable the processing of credible reports on the tactical-technical characteristics of this material."

The requirement of the ATS was first handed over to the department ONT, which in this issue in January 1956, recommended to turn to the Soviet union: "Due to the fact that throughout the war and after the war were and are on the general staff of the Korean army's soviet experts, who were watching and evaluating american military equipment, I recommend that the proposed questions were first consulted with the USSR and this asked about the transfer of the experience gained, possibly even samples." a Solution to this problem was subsequently forwarded to the department , Technical management. Her chief of gen. mjr. Vaclav Kukal, therefore, in march 1956 at the general staff in the Moscow been discussing the possibility of winning prize techniques. At this meeting he was advised that the czechoslovak party appealed directly to the Korean people's army or the Chinese people's liberation army, because the soviet general staff cannot get the required techniques to convey. In April and may 1956 was, therefore, at the Ministry of foreign trade (department of economic and scientific-technical cooperation) and the foreign trade company Metrans examined whether it would be possible to the desired material to obtain the path of civilian technical cooperation. Even this path does not lead to the desired result, and so in June 1956 was the Intelligence management discussed the question of import of technology by the czechoslovak military attache in the Korean livodě the democratic republic of the. After an internal bureaucratic chaos on the czechoslovak general staff was the need to import samples again examined in August 1956, after which originated the draft of the letter on demand techniques through the military attaché in North Korea. Even this plan got into a blind alley, and so had a Car and a tractor management from your requirement on the import of the spoils of war finally omitted.

Source:
VÚA-VHA, MNO, 1956, the directorate of the general staff/TS, carton 533,. 24 1/2b-16, no. 01485/TS/56, Imports of automotive and tractor technology from the spoils of war, 4. July 1956
.
LVT-4 Water Buffalo / Buffalo IV -


LVT-4 Water Buffalo / Buffalo IV -


URL : https://www.valka.cz/LVT-4-Water-Buffalo-Buffalo-IV-t41043#585010Version : 0
MOD