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LCVP's

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The LCVP was the backbone of every Allied landing!

Lindbergs LCVP's        Kit#AX108B    15" long   $29.95 very detailed

 

                          

Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP)
aka: "Higgins Boats"

Essentially an improved LCV with steering control and gunners' cockpits in the hold. Standard design which supercedes LCV in production.

Additional Resources:

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. (light)
Length: 36'3"
Beam: 10'10"
Draft: 3' aft, 2'2" forward
Speed: 9 knots
Armament: 2 .30-cal m.g.
Complement: 3
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


Last updated: May 27, 2000

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