Amtrac LVT-4

The LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked) was designed to to fulfill the role of mobile support vehicles for bringing cargo and equipment ashore during the Pacific island hopping campaign envisioned by US strategists for the defeat of Japan.


About the LVT-4 

The LVT was essentially a boat while in water, but could also crawl on land using caterpillar tracks like a tank. Early LVTs were not armored, being intended mainly for the tansport of cargo. Experience during combat operations would show that the LVT was ideally suited for carrying combat troops directly to shore, especially where coral reefs prevented boats from from being effective in this task.  The LVT-4 was a direct descendant of earlier LVT cargo transports, but had significant improvements, most notably a ramp at the rear so that troops and cargo could be discharged directly onto the beach (rather than over the sides of the earlier versions). Many LVT-4s were fitted with armor kits over the crew compartment and were generally fitted with up to five machine guns to provide suppressive fire onto the beach.  The LVT-4 could carry as many as 30 combat equipped troops, cargo and supplies, an artillery piece, or even a 1/4 ton 4x4 JEEP. 

Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:

Brickmania's Amtrac LVT-4 kit has the following features:

  • Fully articulated Brickmania Track Link tractor treads
  • Two opening hatches for the crew compartment (two figures can be seated inside)
  • Opening ramp at the rear of the hull.
  • Cargo area big enough for more than a dozen figures, a towed gun or a JEEP.
  • Includes 2x M1919 and 2x M2HB machine guns from BrickArms
  • Sturdy construction for active play
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models.
  • Includes 677 genuine new-condition LEGO bricks and BrickArms elements
  • Includes one custom-printed WW2 US Marine minifig 
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)

Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks, plus compatible accessories from BrickArms and Brickmania where appropriate. This model comes disassembled and includes completed printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

Amtrac LVT-4