LCVP Model Ship
LCVP Model Ship
Our master craftsmen, working from three-dimensional drawings, handcraft each model from either the finest Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite.
Each model is shaped with remarkable precision and attention to detail. Several stages of fine sanding, between primer coats, produce a smooth finish ready for final painting.
Talented artists using ultra-fine brushes and decals, paint the nose art, stripes and markings. A final coat of clear polyurethane provides lasting protection and brilliance.
- 1/24 scale model
- Wing Span: 5.75 Inches
- Length:18.75 Inches
- Makes a GREAT gift!
- Many different models to choose from
- Hand made from fine Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite
SHIPPING TIME: 95% OF OUR ORDERS SHIP WITHIN 7 BUSINESS DAYS PLUS TRANSIT TIME
The LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel), or also called as the "Higgins Boat," a landing craft mostly used during the World War II. The "Higgins Boat" was named after Andrew Jackson Higgins who designed and invented it. The LCVP was actually a modification of the Higgins Industries 'Eureka' boat, the Navy version of which was the LCPL (Landing Craft Personnel Large).
LCVP was basically constructed from plywood. This shallow-draft, barge-like boat could ferry a platoon-sized complement of 36 fully armed men (max load is 8,100 lbs) at 9 knots (17 km/h), or a 6,000 pound Jeep, and other equipment and supplies essential to amphibious operations. Men generally entered the boat by climbing down a cargo net hung from the side of their troop transport; they exited by charging down the boat's bow ramp.
It was these boats that made the D-Day landings at Normandy, Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and hundreds of lesser-known places possible. Without Higgins' uniquely designed craft there could not have been a mass landing of troops and material on European shores or on the beaches of the Pacific islands, at least not without a tremendously higher rate of Allied casualties.
More than 20,000 were built, by Higgins Industries and licensees. Few Higgins Boats are displayed at the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans.