D-Day Set - LCM3 & 4x4 Jeep
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
On 6 June, 1944, the Allies landed in Normandy. This famous day is commonly known as D-Day. In 2014, the 70th anniversary of this day, which was so crucial to the outcome of the war, will be celebrated.
From 1942 in the Second World War, a good 8,000 of the LCM 3 (50ft landing craft) were used by the American and British navies to transport light armoured cars and materials from ship to shore. These landing craft could carry up to 30 tonnes of cargo and were used for landing the Allied forces in Normandy (D-Day). With a total build of at least 640,000, the Off-Road Vehicle is the vehicle most used in warfare. This robust, light and all-wheel-drive vehicle was used by the Allied forces in all theatres of war. The vehicle was often brought ashore from landing craft to the coastal areas taken by the troops for supply and transport purposes.
- Landing craft inclusive of Off-Road Vehicle and trailer
- Includes 6 figures
- Structural details on surfaces
- Movable bow ramp
- Detailed stand
- True-to-original reproduction of propelling screw
- Two movable MG mounts
- Numerous accessories such as fuel drums and life buoys
- Decals for the following versions:
- U.S. Navy, Operation Overlord, invasion of Europe, D-Day June 6th, 1944 Normandy (France)
- Royal Navy (GB), Operation Torch, Invasion of Algeire (N. Africa), Eastern Task Force, Apple Beach , November 1942
4x4 Off-Road Vehicle Markings:
- Vixen Tor, Vehicle of Maj. Gen. C.H. Gerhardt, Commander of U.S. 29th. ID Blue and Gray , D-Day June 6th, 1944, Normandy (France)
- Royal Navy, Personal Vehicle of Rear-Admiral, Royal Navy Depot, Portsmouth (Great Britain), 1944