Rubicon Models: LCM-3 Landungsboot Preview
Rubicon Models arbeiten an ihrem bislang größten Resin Modell, dem Higgins LCM-3 Landungsboot und geben auf Facebook eine erste Vorschau.
An ALL NEW resin project and it is by far the largest resin piece that we have done under the Rubicon Models name.
Not satisfied with an unrealistic MDF version of the LCM? You can now own a „Limited Edition“ highly accurate version of the Higgins LCM-3.
The LCM (Landing Craft Mechanized) already exists before the Second World War, under different versions. The LCM-3 is developed in two different versions: cargo and troop transport. Its tactical role is to increase the firepower of a landed force. Indeed, the LCM-3 is capable of embarking and disembarking a 30-ton tank, which can subsequently support the infantry as close as possible during an amphibious assault.
Capable of reaching the 10 knots, it can also carry, in place of a tank, 60 equipped soldiers, almost double of an LCVP.
In appearance very similar to the LCVP which Higgins Industries also constructed, with a 10-foot (3.0m) wide load area at the front and a small armoured (1/4 inch steel) wheelhouse on the aft decking over the engine room.
The LCM saw service in both the European and Pacific Theaters. More than 8,600 LCM(3)s were produced by the war’s end. BTW, 486 LCMs were used during Operation Overlord.
Quelle: Rubicon Models auf Facebook