landing craft mechanized (LCM) (3) 27cm long with a removal ramp!

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This is a HUGE MODEL! 27cm long, with a removal ramp! The landing craft mechanized (LCM) also landing craft mechanical is a landing craft designed for carrying vehicles. They came to prominence during the Second World War when they were used to land troops or tanks during Allied amphibious assaults. There were two designs: Bureau Capable of carrying 120,000 lb (54,000 kg) of cargo Higgins In appearance very similar to the LCVP which Higgins Industries also constructed, with a 10-foot (3.0 m) wide load area at the front and a small armoured (1/4 inch steel) wheelhouse on the aft decking over the engine room. A Higgins LCM-3 is on display at the Battleship Cove maritime museum in Fall River, Massachusetts. Displacement: 52 tons (loaded); 23 tons (empty) Length: 50 feet (15 m) Beam: 14 feet (4.3 m) Draft: 3 feet (0.91 m) (forward); 4 feet (1.2 m) (aft) Speed: 8 knots (9.2 mph) (loaded); 11 knots (13 mph) (empty) Armament: two .50-cal M2 Browning machine guns Crew: 4 Capacity: One 30-ton tank (e.g. M4 Sherman), 60 troops, or 60,000 lb (27,000 kg) of cargo

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