BRAND 1/24 SCALE U. NAVY LCVP (LANDING CRAFT VEHICLE PERSONNEL) SOLID WOOD RESIN DESK TOP DISPLAY WWII HIGGINS BOAT MODEL WITH WALNUT AND METAL STAND AND ORIGINAL FOAM PADDED FACTORY SEALED BOX. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany wood and resin composite materials, by The Toys & Models Corporation’s (TMC), this USN LCVP (Landing, Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) Higgins Boat Model is an exact replica of the original, handcrafted with vigilance by master craftsmen. After it is sanded and puttied, skilled artists paint on the intricate details. Clear lacquer provides the finishing touch and long-lasting protection. This 1/24 Scale USN LCVP (Landing, Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) Higgins Boat Model the definitive version of the U. Navy WWII Landing Craft – makes a great gift for any naval military buff or history fan. A Short History about the Landing, Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) Boat. The Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) or Higgins boat was a landing craft used extensively in amphibious landings in World War II. The craft was designed by Andrew Higgins of Louisiana, United States, based on boats made for operating in swamps and marshes. More than 20,000 were built, by Higgins Industries and licensees. Typically constructed from plywood, this shallow-draft, barge-like boat could ferry a platoon-sized complement of 36 men to shore at 9 knots (17 km/h). Men generally entered the boat by climbing down a cargo net hung from the side of their troop transport; they exited by charging down the boat’s bow ramp. The item comes from a non-smoking environment. Great Customer Service Is My #1 Priority! The item “US Navy LCVP Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel Desk Display 1/24 WW2 Boat Model” is in sale since Wednesday, January 27, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “bordi20″ and is located in Fairfield, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Philippines
- Country of Manufacture: United States