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amtrak carrying a stuart?

mackeebryanee13

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Hi everyone.

Here I am yet again. I apologize beforehand for posting too much Pacific War stuff. I am wondering if someone knew or have seen this kind of amphibious vehicle before.
any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :)
 

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Thought I was going to find a picture of a Stuart on an American passenger train.........
 

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Hehe, I thought the same thing, jstar! The LVT(A)-4 turret was from the Howitzer Motor Carriage M-8 Scott, essentially a self-propelled gun conversion of the Stuart tank with a 75mm pack howitzer in an open turret. So it wasn't hard to adapt the same turret to the LVT series since the LVT(A)-1 already mounted a Stuart turret.


 

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That 75 mm howitzer was primarily used for bunker-busitng. It was terrible at tank-killing, because of its slow muzzle velocity.
 

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I recall reading about a late war prototype of an LVT fitted with a turret from the M24 Chaffee. I think they were going to put it production for the invasion of the Japanese home islands.
 
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