Lindberg L.C.I. Infantry Landing CraftMilitary Kits : Military Ships : War Ships
- Parts: 59
- For Ages: 12+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $15.42
Item DescriptionThe Landing Craft Infantry (Large) was a small amphibious landing ship designed to land troops directly on the beach. It was more or less the infantry equivalent of the LST. Over 1000 were built - the first 350 had two landing ramps either side of the bow, whilst later craft had a single centre ramp. There were numerous other design variations including the shape of the bridge/wheelhouse structure. With an overall length of 160"/49m, the LCI(L) could carry up to 200 troops at a maximum speed of 12 knots.
As standard, these craft had a light defensive armament of four or five 20mm Oerlikon guns, but several hundred LCI(L)s were built as or converted into gunboats or fire support vessels with additional armament including mortars and rockets. The most heavily armed of these variants was the LCS (Landing Craft, Support), designed as a patrol vessel to intercept Japanese supply barges as well as for fire support in amphibious operations; this carried rocket launchers, a single 3"/50 gun, two twin 40mm mounts and numerous single 20mm guns.
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