LCVP Landing Craft - COBI 4813 - 510 brick landing craft

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"Fantastic kit! I’ve been to the (US) National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, LA, which was built there in recognition as the place these boats were made." ~ Robert B.

"I purchased this as a gift for my 11 year olds birthday, and he loves it. In Fact he was so impressed he ordered 2 more sets to add to his collection with his birthday money!!" ~ Julie S.

  • 510 blocks
  • 3 figures: US soldiers
  • Bodywork with pad printing
  • Easy-to-follow instruction manual
  • Stand with name of ship
  • Compatible with LEGO and other leading brands of construction blocks
  • Model dimensions (length x height x width): 31cm x 8.5cm x 10cm

 

Usually built of plywood with a shallow draft, the Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP or Higgins boat) was used extensively in beach landings in World War II. Based on a design for boats operating in swamps and marshes, over 20,000 were built. A platoon of 36 men could be carried at 9 knots and personnel entered the boat via a cargo net hung from the side of their troop ship and they exited via the bow ramp.


read more about LCVP on Wikipedia