The Boat That Won the War

An Illustrated History of the Higgins LCVP

  • Subject: World War II
  • Format:
    Hardcover
  • Pages:
    136
    pages
  • Published:
    September 15, 2017
  • ISBN-10:
    159114597X
  • ISBN-13:
    9781591145974
  • Product Dimensions:
    9.75 × 6.75 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    21 oz
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Overview

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.

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