LCP(R) US landing craft 1:56 (28mm)

A resin model of the US Landing Craft, Personnel (Ramp) or LCP(R) , used in WWII.

Length (closed): 7.48 inches (19cm), Width (of the hull): 2.55 inches (6,5cm), Height: 0.98 inches (2,5cm)

The model is supplied with PLA (3d Printed) MG stations (two), cal.30 MGs (two), engine cover (for display) and ramp.

Made from P.U. resin, unpainted.  Figures not included.

Approximate weight: 140g

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LCP(R) US landing craft 1:56 (28mm)

The Landing Craft, Personnel (Ramp) (LCP(R)) was developed during 1941 by Andrew Higgins as a modified version of the LCP, in order to solve the biggest problem with the basic LCP(L) – the difficulties encountered in disembarking over the sides of the craft.

In the modified boat  the solid bow was replaced with a small ramp. This eliminated the necessity for troops to disembark by jumping over the sides of the craft. They were replaced for most uses by the LCVP after 1942.

Source: http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_landing_craft_personnel_ramp.html

The LCP(R) was of fully wooden construction, with a wooden frame, plywood sides and a double plank bottom with a pine block outer layer and plywood inner. Most were powered by the same Gray Marine 225hp diesel engine as the LCP(L) although some were given less powerful gasoline engines. It could carry 36 (or 39) fully loaded troops, up to 8,000lb of cargo or a light vehicle. 

Pictures from Navy Seal Museum

The LCP(R) was used in North Africa and on Guadalcanal, Salerno and Tarawa and even Normandy. Its wooden construction meant that it was vulnerable to damage by beach obstacles, and by the time of the D-Day landings it had been superseded by the LCVP.

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