The LVT-4/40 is a later development of the well-known American WWII amphibious tank in service with the French army. After WWII, French engineers modified the vehicle and outfitted some units with the Bofors 40mm anti-air cannon in an effort to increase its effectiveness against ground targets. This unique vehicle awaits tankers as one of the main prizes of the upcoming new season of War Thunder Battle Pass!
LVT-4/40, light tank, France, rank II, Premium
- Rapid-firing 40mm Bofors L/60 cannon
- Spacious hull
- Light armor
- Low gun depression angle
- Premium bonuses
In the wake of WWII, France possessed a large number of American vehicles in its service, including the LVT series of amphibious vehicles. These, along with other armored vehicles, were supplied to France as a short-term solution to rebuild the French military after the war. During the Indochina War of the early 1950’s, LVTs in French service were modified to carry the 40 mm Bofors anti-air gun as it proved to be more effective against ground targets than the standard 37 mm cannon. These modified French LVTs also participated in the Suez Crisis of 1956, which also marked their final operational use.
The LVT and its variants can be found in several research trees in the game, making it a familiar vehicle to many War Thunder tankers. This unique French modification of the renowned American amphibious tank combines the vehicle’s existing excellent combat capabilities with the deadly 40mm Bofors L/60 gun, feared by both aviators and tankers alike for its high rate of fire and ballistic properties.
Thanks to the 40mm Bofors gun, the French LVT-4/40 is a truly versatile machine. Not only being capable of downing hostile aircraft, the Bofors gun is notorious among tankers for its punchiness and armor-piercing qualities, provided the correct ammunition is being used. As a result, the LVT-4/40 will be a true force to be reckoned with on the battlefields and not to be easily underestimated. However, the vehicle’s large size makes it easily spottable even from greater distances and the open fighting compartment makes it inviting for pilots to attempt a potentially lethal strafing run. On the other hand, the vehicle’s large size is also a strength: it allows the tank to virtually absorb hostile fire, without risking damage to internal components or the crew!
Be sure to add the unique LVT-4/40 to your in-game collection by taking part in the upcoming new season of the War Thunder Battle Pass. Good hunting tankers!