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    Vessels of liberation

    http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/landing/landing2.htm

    http://ww2lct.org/frames.htm
    Last edited by sniper1946; 09 Jun 10, 01:25.

  • #2
    Originally posted by sniper1946 View Post
    Thank you sniper, very interesting, the English Lcm Mark1 was very differant in looks and when I can get someone to put it on the forum for me I will send it in. Cheers, lcm1.
    'By Horse by Tram'.


    I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
    " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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    • #3
      This the beastie you are talking about LCM1?


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      Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

      "I'm not expendable; I'm not stupid and I'm not going." - Kerr Avon, Blake's 7

      What didn't kill us; didn't make us smarter.

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      • #4
        No LCRs?
        "Ask not what your country can do for you"

        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
          No LCRs?
          http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/19/19idx.htm

          http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/....html#achelous a few pics john.ray.
          Last edited by sniper1946; 09 Jun 10, 01:28.

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          • #6
            LCT(R) should have been in my post.
            "Ask not what your country can do for you"

            Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

            you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RichardS View Post
              This the beastie you are talking about LCM1?


              (image used without permission.)
              That is the beastie alright Richard! What a great model, put Lcm99 on it and it would be THE one! I have spent many frustrating months (years?) wishing for a mark 1 model, all the hobby shops are knee deep in mark 3s but no mark 1s. As a point of interest attached to another thread on this forum, Lcm 99 also survived though badly damaged the Dieppe raid, there is one of the books on Dieppe (the author escapes me) that mentions it by its No: and I remember the cox'ns cabin had patched up battle scars on it. Though I did not know at the time where from. Lcm1.
              'By Horse by Tram'.


              I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
              " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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              • #8
                some good colour photos..

                http://www.historylink101.com/ww2_na...amp/index.html

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sniper1946 View Post
                  Thanks for the selection of L/C photos Ray, I tell you what its amazing how thin on the ground Lcm Mk1s were in action shots yet right up to and including 'D Day' there were any number of Flotilla's of the mark 1s. Perhaps the Americans had more photographers on the job than the British had?
                  'By Horse by Tram'.


                  I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
                  " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
                      LCT(R) should have been in my post.






                      Landing Craft, Rubber (Large)

                      Large, 10-Man Rubber Boat:
                      Displacement: 395 lb. light, 474 lb with motor
                      Length: 16'
                      Beam: 8'
                      Draft: 0'
                      Speed: 4.5 knots with 91/2 outboard motor; 57 yards/minute for 8 experienced paddlers (2-3 miles normal paddling range before combat)
                      Armament: 1 .30-cal mg
                      Complement: 10

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lcm1 View Post
                        Thank you sniper, very interesting, the English Lcm Mark1 was very differant in looks and when I can get someone to put it on the forum for me I will send it in. Cheers, lcm1.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bladerunnernyc View Post

                          Thank you Robert, a REAL one!!lcm1.
                          'By Horse by Tram'.


                          I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
                          " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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                          • #14
                            I find these fleets truly awe-inspiring.

                            The German assault boats were minuscule in comparison- they could only carry 12 men or so.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cult Icon View Post
                              I find these fleets truly awe-inspiring.

                              The German assault boats were minuscule in comparison- they could only carry 12 men or so.
                              Hi Cult, pleased you are interested. The Lcm1 carried a crew of six, a Cox'n, an engine minder (official title, Stoker driver! HaHa) and four deck hands. They carried two small vehicles and as many troops as could reasonably be stuffed on board and were designated as, Landing craft mechanical,(small) We carried a Bren gun carrier(tracked vehicle) and a Jeep into the beach on 'D Day', Cheers, lcm1. P.S. The number of our craft was 99 and was also used and badly damaged on the Dieppe raid.
                              Last edited by lcm1; 22 Jun 10, 01:13.
                              'By Horse by Tram'.


                              I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
                              " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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