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For historical information, Wikipedia has an article on LCVP (United States).
LCVP
Higgin wiki
Role Landing craft
Operators United States
No. of positions 6
Position 1 Helmsman
Position 2 12.7mm machine gun
Position 3 Passenger
Position 4 Passenger
Position 5 Passenger
Position 6 Passenger

The LCVP is an American landing craft.

DescriptionEdit

The Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP) was a development from the famous workboat pre-war designed by Andrew Higgins for the use in very shallow waters. The boat was made of plywood which was planked with steel plates. It features a special shape of the hull bottom with a strong concave curvature in the front third, a deeply recessed screw and a massive stem made of a solid piece of pine wood. This configuration made it a perfect base for a military landing craft, at least in early 1942, when the need of  such a vessel became urgent for future operations. For the military use, the cargo bay got light armor for protection against gun fire and shrapnel and also a large loading ramp at the bow. The LCVP was about 11 meters long and became a standard equipment of the US Marines with 23.000 examples build, able to carry 36 fully equipped soldiers or a Jeep and 12 soldiers. It performed so well, that it was regarded as vital for winning the war by General Dwight D. Eisenhower after WW2.

In Battlegroup42, the landing craft has room for a helmsman, a machine gunner, and four passengers. The helmsman steers the landing craft and controls the bow ramp. The boat's only defense is the M2 Browning .50 cal machine gun.

It is commonly found hanging on the sides of American warships.

TriviaEdit

The landing craft is ported from the original Battlefield 1942's LCVP model.

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