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Landing Craft, Infantry (Large) US

Lord Louis Mountbatten is said to have requested a raiding craft capable of carrying 200 troops and have ocean-going capability.  It quickly became apparent that steel contruction was necessary and that as British shipyards were at full capacity producing destroyers, US production was sought.  The US authorities found a yard, cleared it and took only three months before the first Landing Craft Iinfantry (Large) was launched.  This astonishing progress was partly due to the yard adopting mass production techniques from the motor industry.

Though the first 350 craft produced all had a common form, the US version differed from that specified by the Royal Navy in a number of details.  Most prominent is the raised bridge structure which features plastic wadding armour panels.  This model depicts the US version and is cast in resin by Milicast Models from Dan Taylor's master.  It has 287 resin parts and 79 etched brass parts.  The kit comes with full colour instructions and a set of transfers.


Price: £225.00
Landing Craft, Infantry (Large) US
Landing Craft, Infantry (Large) US Landing Craft, Infantry (Large) US Landing Craft, Infantry (Large) US Landing Craft, Infantry (Large) US

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