LCP(L) landing craft U.K. type 1:56 (28mm)

A waterline version of the Landing Craft, Personnel (Large) U.K. type, used in WWII.

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

Made from P.U. resin, unpainted. Approximate weight: 150g. 

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LCP(L) US landing craft  - U.K.type 1:56 (28mm)

A resin model of one of the earliest Allied landing crafts, based on the Eureka boat designed by Andrew Higgins in 1926. Early UK type has enclosed cockpit which has been used as a gunner’s position in later US model.

The LCP(L) (Landing Craft, Personnel (Large), was the production version of Higgins' Eureka boat. It was built for the US Navy and Marines, but was also supplied to the British where it was initially known as the "R-boat" and used for Commando raids.

Source : ONI 226 - ALLIED LANDING CRAFT AND SHIPS - NAVY DEPARTMENT

Higgins LCP(L) was used by the British in the Dieppe operations (the No. 3 Commando used them at Dieppe (19 Aug 42) and there is also a mention of them in the War Diary of The Calgary Regiment for 19 Aug 42. Two other Canadian units which used 'R-boats' during the raid on Dieppe, were the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada (Green Beach), who crossed from Newhaven onboard LCP(L)s.

Interesting to see LCP(L) No.127 served in both the Dieppe and the Scheldt operations.

The LCP(L) was constructed entirely of wood, with internal armored cross bulkheads to protect the crew, engine and fuel tanks. The troops sat on low benches, and disembarked over the sides of the boat. This was its biggest design flaw, and in 1941 production moved on to the Landing Craft, Personnel (Ramp) (LCP(R)) Some were converted to LCN - Landing Craft, Navigation and some to LCP(Sy) - Landing Craft, Survey.

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