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Posted by: Lightning
12.03.2008 23:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope 2. Today we've got two allied landing craft that were used in the amphibious invasion of Normandy on D-Day.

The British LCA (Landing Craft Assault) was the most numerous landing craft during D-Day. It was present at all 5 of the invasion beaches and, although it was used to land American troops, it remained crewed by the British Royal Navy. The LCA had the capacity to carry 36 fully equipped soldiers to the beaches at a maximum speed of 6 knots. It was armed with a single Bren located at the port side. Both the model and skin were made by Toddel.

The main American landing craft was the LCVP (Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel), also known as the "Higgins boat." This landing craft was also present in large numbers during D-Day, carrying most of the American soldiers ashore. Like the LCA, it had the capacity to carry 36 men, but at a maximum speed of 9 knots it was much faster. The LCVP was armed with two .30 caliber machine guns located at the rear of the craft. The design of the LCVP was so successful that it continued to be produced until long after the war. In total, 20,000 LCVPs were made. Both the model and skin were made by Remdul.

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