BMC WW2 Higgins Boat LCVP Landing Craft - 1:32 Vehicle for Plastic Army Men
BMC WW2 Higgins Boat LCVP Landing Craft -
From the BMC Toys AMERICAN HERO COLLECTOR SERIES, the small boat that helped win a big war: The HIGGINS BOAT LCVP LANDING CRAFT has lots of authentic detail and features a working ramp. This boat is made from stiff, very durable, gray polypropylene plastic with almost no flashing. It measures 12.8 x 3.9 x 3.25 inches tall and is 1:32nd scale. The Higgins Boat was designated as LCVP, which stands for Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel. General Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the Higgins boat to have been crucial to the Allied victory. More than 20,000 were built during the war, and they were used in many of the amphibious landings that were crucial to winning the war in Europe and the Pacific. BMC Toys was founded by Bill McMaster in 1991 and specializes in producing historically accurate plastic army men figures, playsets and accessories in the classic style of the 1950s and 1960s. Packaged in plain polybag and recommended for ages 5 and up. The 2017 release features an all new optional sticker sheet.
- Brand: BMC Toys
- ASIN: B000ST0P76
- UPC: 741801499982
Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats that Won World War II (Eisenhower Center Studies on War and Peace)
Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats that Won
Andrew Jackson Higgins is perhaps the most forgotten hero of the Allied victory. He designed the LCVP (landing craft vehicle, personnel) that played such a vital role in the invasion of Normandy as well as the first effective tank landing craft. During the war, New Orleans–based Higgins Industries produced over twenty thousand boats, including lightning-fast PT boats and the twenty-seven-foot airborne lifeboat. Higgins dedicated himself to providing Allied soldiers with the finest landing craft in the world, and he fought the Bureau of Ships, the Washington bureaucracy, and the powerful eastern shipyards to succeed. Jerry Strahan’s biography of Higgins reveals a colorful, controversial character―hard fisted, hard swearing, and hard drinking―who was an outsider to New Orleans’ elite social circles. He was also, however, a hardworking boatbuilder who became a major industrialist with a worldwide reputation―even Hitler was aware of Higgins, calling him “the new Noah.”
- ASIN: 0807123390
Airfix 1:72 Higgins LCVP Kit ()
Airfix 1:72 Higgins LCVP Kit
The Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) or Higgins boat was 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.
- Brand: Airfix
- ASIN: B00IJZIAI2
The Boat that Won the War: An Illustrated History of the Higgins LCVP
The Boat that Won the War: An Illustrated
The Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel―LCVP for short, or simply the “Higgins boat” to most of its users―was “the boat that won the war,” according to General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Like the Jeep or the C-47 transport, it served in almost every theatre of World War II, performing unglamorous but vital service in the Allied cause.This book combines the first in-depth history of the development and employment of the type, with a detailed description of its construction, machinery, performance, and handling, based on the author’s first-hand experience guiding the restoration of a wartime example for his museum. Well illustrated with plans and photographs, it will be of interest to model makers and enthusiasts, both military and naval.
- ASIN: 159114597X
The Higgins Boat: Historical Notes and Illustrated Guide for a Scale Model (Scratch Built Book 4)
The Higgins Boat: Historical Notes and Illustrated Guide
This is a book about "the boat that won World War II". Mainly designed for US Marine landings, the basic boat became the design standard for all other US amphibious landing crafts. It continued to serve in Korea and Viet Nam. It is also notable because of its simplicity, indestructibility and design.
- ASIN: B074JL9WG7
LCVP Landing Craft w/Pre-Painted Water Base, 15-Soldiers & 3-Crew (Snap Kit) 1-72 Pegasus
LCVP Landing Craft w/Pre-Painted Water Base, 15-Soldiers &
PEG7650 LCVP Landing Craft With Crew And Soldiers Pegasus HobbiesThis is the 1/72 Scale LCVP Landing Craft with Crew and Soldiers by Pegasus Hobbies.Suitable for Ages 8 and up.Features:Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in gray and khaki greenE-Z build kitGreat for war gaming1 LCVP, 3 crew, 15 soldiers and 1 water baseSome assembly requiredIncludes:One landing craftRequirements:AssemblySprue cuttersHobby knifePaintSpecifications:Scale: 1/72
- Brand: Pegasus Hobbies
- ASIN: B000ERDA9C
- UPC: 707600076502
Higgins PT Boat On Deck
Higgins PT Boat On
Andrew Jackson Higgins’ New Orleans boat-building firm, Higgins Industries, constructed numerous vessels for the US war effort during WWII. Among them were 78-foot Patrol Torpedo (PT) boats. Although not as well publicized as the 80-foot Elco PT boats, the 209 boats built by Higgins fought alongside their New Jersey–constructed counterparts, earning a reputation for ruggedness in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific. This volume showcases the details of Higgins PTs preserved in Massachusetts, Texas, and even an operational example in Oregon, the sole operational WWII PT in its original configuration.
- Brand: Squadron Publications
- ASIN: 0897476549
Swan Boats at Four: A Novel
Know Your PT Boat
Know Your PT
The exploits of the U.S. Navy's 'Patrol Torpedo' or PT Boat crews became famous during WWII. Known by the Japanese as "devil boats", the little PTs landed big blows on the enemy, sinking numerous ships and supply barges. They also laid mines, carried out intelligence operations, and performed search and rescue operations among other tasks. While the most famous boat of the war was PT-109, commanded by future President John F. Kennedy, PT-73 also gained fame as the star of the TV show McHale's Navy starring Ernest Borgnine. Originally created in 1945 by the Bureau of Ships, "Know Your PT Boat" was intended to educate the crews of motor torpedo boats about all aspects of PT operation and maintenance in the field. Filled with advice drawn from the battle-tested crews of the "mosquito fleet", and featuring hilarious (and sometimes impolite) cartoon illustrations, it's sometimes hard to believe this booklet was an official U.S. Navy publication. This softcover reprint features the original book in its entirety.
- Brand: Brand: Periscope Film, LLC
- ASIN: 1935700170
Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia's Refugee Policy
Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia's Refugee
In the late 1970s, 2000 Vietnamese arrived in Australia by boat, fleeing persecution. Their arrival presented a challenge to politicians, but the way the Fraser government handled it, and the resettlement of tens of thousands more Indochinese refugees, marked a turning point in Australia’s immigration history. Turn-backs and detention were proposed, and rejected. Claire Higgins’ important book recounts these extraordinary events. It is driven by the question of how we moved from a humanitarian approach to policies of mandatory detention − including on remote islands − and boat turn-backs.
- ASIN: 1742235670
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 ...
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Roberts Armory LCVP Higgins Boat first launch
Roberts Armory LCVP Higgins Boat first launch
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LCVP HIGGINS BOAT 1944 U.S. NAVY LANDING CRAFT TRAINING FILM 81614
This film about the LCVP provides an introduction and look at the nomenclature (00:44) of systems aboard these vessels. The film dates to 1944. LCVP is short for Landing Craft, Vehicle-Personnel, also known as a Higgins boat (named after its creator Andrew Higgins). The film begins by detailing t...
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