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An LVT heading for Peleliu


Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) was a unique vehicle that was used alongside the Higgins Boat starting from Cape Gloucester all the way to Okinawa.

Usage By the Marines[]

The LVT's most notable appearences were in the Peleliu Landing, where it carried many marines, including the main characters, to the island.


The transport LVT's are shown to only have a Browing .50 and 30. cal machine gun, while the LVT(A)-1 are non-transport, fire support, versions armed with a 37 mm main gun housed in a tank turret atop the vehicle. They are better armored than their transport counterparts. An LVT(A)-1 is seen destroying a Japanese pillbox built into the coral on Peleliu shortly after Leckie lands and advances.

LVTs landing on Peleliu