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...in Normandy in 2010

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A surviving LCP(L)...

A surviving LCP(L)...

...in Normandy in 2010

Robin Buckland 223/05/2014 10:12:31
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With D-Day in mind, and thoughts of Landing Craft, I thought others might be interested to see these photos of a couple of surviving Landing Craft to be found in Normandy.

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Bob Abell23/05/2014 10:44:10
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Robin

We went on a Shearings tour of the Normandy area, a few years back and found it very interesting, staying in Caen

i find the wartime relics absolutely awesome

Your landing craft doesn't look very war like? I would have expected protective shields all round at least, and a few bullet holes

Any pictures showing this type of craft in action?

Bob

Robin Buckland 223/05/2014 11:02:45
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Hi Bob,

These were unarmoured, and in as in this case unarmed, save for a pintle mounted Lewis gun. So no, no protective shields. Some US built versions did have two .30 mounted in forward gun positions, but this is not one of those. The other Higgins boats you can see in the photos had two .30 cal positions which you can see plated over, near the back.

As for photos, have a look at this link which shows them well.

HTH

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Bob Abell23/05/2014 11:35:25
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Thank you, Robin

I like the opening photo of the LCP(L).......Very warlike indeed!

Bob

Robin Buckland 231/05/2014 13:29:39
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Just to add to this, here is a photo of the Milicast Model of the LCP(L) that I have done,

Milicasts 1/86 Model of the LCP(L)

Along with a group picture of it with their LCA and LCM1

3 Landing Craft in 1/76 by Milicast

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Paul T31/05/2014 19:49:47
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Hi Robin

The models are very good but can you tell us what scale they are,...Bob would ask for a tranny in the photo..( but we have done that joke)

Paul

Bob Abell31/05/2014 20:16:45
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Oh!....So that's what that lorry was doing on your tugboat picture!

It's a Transit Van!........Tranny..........I get it now

I was a bit slow there, Paul

Bob

PS.......When you next show a ruler for scale comparison.....You could show Henry the Eighth!

I'll get my own back, one day!

Paul T31/05/2014 20:31:50
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Bob

I did try photoshopping you in a dress but thought it in bad taste.

Paul

(Get Ducky to explain)

Robin Buckland 231/05/2014 21:00:19
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Hi Paul,

Thank you. They are all to 1/76 scale. The LCP (L)itself is about 5 1/2 inches long.

HTH

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Bob Abell31/05/2014 21:11:42
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Apologies for messing your thread up, Robin

We won`t mind if you erase our flippant nonsense

Bob

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