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WWII LCM 3 USN Vehicle Landing Craft 1/72 Trumpeter

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The LCM (Landing Craft Mechanized) was the most widely used type of tank-carrying landing craft in WWII. More than 8,500 were built in American yards between 1942 and 1945. Since the British had no tank-carrying craft lighter than LCTs (Landing Craft Tank), LCMs were also readily adopted by the Royal Navy. LCMs could be either carried on ship davits or towed across the English Channel. Due to the danger of swamping in rough seas, most LCMs were towed across the Channel and not loaded with troops until the morning of D-Day. LCMs could be readily identified by their unique perforated bow ramp. As tanks grew larger and heavier, the LCM(3) was developed with a longer hull and greater buoyancy, allowing a 30-ton tank to be carried. They could also handle up to 30 tons of cargo or 60 troops. LCM(3) had a crew of four men and was armed with two 50-caliber machine guns. The LCM was not designed for the crew to live aboard and it remained dependent upon a parent ship over long periods of time. The most important role played by LCMs on D-Day was transporting the engineer teams assigned to demolish the beach obstacles. 

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Product Details:

Scale: 1/72
Skill Level: 4
Length: 8.75”
Width: 2.4”
Height: 2.9”
Parts: 140
- Painting and assembly required

- 4 sprues
- One photo-etched fret
- One-piece hull
- One decal sheet
- Plastic tubing
- Twine
- Molded in grey
- Includes four German beach obstacles
- Detailed 50cal MG
- Illustrated instructions and paint guide
*Cyanoacrylate glue is required for photo-etched parts*

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Paint Guide:

Black
Red
Burnt Iron
White
Light Sea Grey
Tan
Copper

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