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The LCVP was the backbone of every Allied landing!
Kit#AX108A 6" long $10.00
Essentially an improved LCV with steering control and gunners' cockpits in the hold. Standard design which supercedes LCV in production.
The Website for the LCVP
Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats that Won World
War II, by Jerry Strahan (ISBN: 0807123390)
History of U.S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II, Vol. I, Chapter 3:
The Development of Landing Craft
Higgins Boat Project (reproduction built for National D-Day Museum)
Displacement: 18,000 lbs.
Draft: 3' aft, 2'2" forward
Speed: 9 knots
Armament: 2 .30-cal m.g.
Capacity: 36 troops or 6,000 lb. vehicle or 8,100 lb. general cargo
225 hp. Diesel (gray) or 250 hp. gasoline (Hall-Scott) engines
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