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Landing Craft Mechanized Mk III
Landing Craft Mechanized 1
Role Landing craft
Operators United States
United Kingdom
Canada
No. of positions 3
Position 1 Helmsman
Position 2 12.7mm machine gun
Position 3 12.7mm machine gun
Landing Craft Mechanized (Co-op)
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Role Landing craft
Operators United States
United Kingdom
No. of positions 6
Position 1 Helmsman
Position 2 12.7mm machine gun
Position 3 12.7mm machine gun
Position 4 Passenger
Position 5 Passenger
Position 6 Passenger

The Landing Craft Mechanized (commonly known as the LCM) is an American landing craft.

DescriptionEdit

During World War 2, several types of LCM were in use by the Allied Forces, which have been built by different manufacturers in the United Kingdom and the United States. In fact, it have been the British, the inventors of tank warfare, who came up with the idea of a landing vehicle capable of carrying a tank in the 1920s. This was the grandfather of all later LCM, which played a vital role during the landing operations of WW2.

The LCM in Battlegroup42 was a Type MK.III, built by Higgins Industries in the USA, the company which also produced the LCVP. It was 15 meters long and capable of carrying 60 troops or a 30-ton tank or a corresponding amount of other cargo. Unlike most other landing craft, the LCM MK. III spawns independently from the warships. It also serves as a mobile spawn point.

The helmsman steers the boat and controls the bow ramp. For self-defense there are two M2 Browning .50 cal machine guns.

There are two different versions of the LCM: A conquest mode version with a Willys MB, and a co-op mode version with 6 positions but without vehicles (similar to the LCVP).

It can be found in a number of maps, such as 4004-Narvik and 4208-Gavutu Islands.

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