- Model No 6524
- Scale 1/35
- Age 14+
- Size L 31.4 cm
- Contains 1 Landing Craft, 3 Crew and 25 Infantry
This model is the D-Day Normandy 1944 Edition and comes with the Landing Craft, crew and U.S infantry figures
All you need is some glue, paint and a little patience to build a model of this famous landing craft.
The LCVP was actually a modification of the Higgins Industries 'Eureka' boat, and it was the most numerous of WWII's famous Higgins Boats. In Normandy alone, nearly 1,100 of these crafts landed in the American and British sectors!
Basically constructed of wood, the LCVP was used in transporting fully armed troops, light vehicles, and other equipment and supplies essential to amphibious operations. Generally armed with two rear-mounted machine guns, it was powered by a 250 HP Hall Scott petrol engine or a 225 HP Gray diesel engine.
It was these boats that made the D-Day landings at Normandy, Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and hundreds of lesser-known places possible.it was powered by a 250 HP Hall Scott petrol engine or a 225 HP Gray diesel engine. After the end of the Second World War the LCVP stayed in service, occupying a number of roles. It saw action in Korea and Indochina and has also been adapted for civilian use all over the world.
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