Cobi LCVP-Higgins Boat
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Landing, craft, vehicle, personnel (lcvp) or Higgins boat is a type of boat used during world War II and later, for transport and landing of supplies, small vehicles and soldiers. They were used on a mass scale during D-Day (June 6, 1944), operation torch in North Africa, and in the fighting in the Pacific at the Battle of Guadalcanal, Gilbert Island, Philippines, iwo Jima and Okinawa. The barge was designed by Andrew Higgins and various manufacturers have created over 20, 000 units. Most of the construction was built mainly of wooden plywood, which meant that the boat was very cheap and simple to create, extremely light, but at the same time did not give any protection against enemy fire. Thanks to a flat bottom, a special dropped front ramp and a drive cover, it could reach anyone, even a very shallow bank. It could take on board a 36-platoon army or a small vehicle, e.G. A Jeep and 12 soldiers, or 3.6 tons of cargo. It could reach speeds of up to 12 knots (14 mph, 22 km/ h). The boat was armed with a 0.30 cal (7.62 mm) machine gun operated by two riflemen. This new COBI construction block model faithfully reproduces this historic vehicle in the popular 1:35 scale. It is being released in connection with the 75th anniversary of D-Day and operation Overlord. It has movable elements such as two machine guns with a shield and a mechanism for lowering and lifting the front ramp based on a system of ropes. The model features hidden wheels underneath to add to the play value. The set uses durable pad-print on the blocks that do not peel off like stickers do. The set also includes two German landing barrages, three figures of an American Soldier (including a rare figure of a sailor in a life jacket) and two infantry soldiers armed with a Springfield rifle and Thompson submachine gun. In the box you will also find a special card with vehicle statistics, which is dedicated to the historical battle game.