The Boat that Won the War

An Illustrated History of the Higgins LCVP
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Binding:Hardcover
Published:September 1, 2017
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 theater 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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Product Details
  • Subject: World War II
  • Hardcover : 136 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (September 1, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 1591145974
  • ISBN-13: 9781591145974
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 X 9.8 in
  • Shipping Weight: 0 lb
CHARLES C. ROBERTS, JR. is the founder of Roberts Armory, a museum of World War II military vehicles in Rochelle, Illinois.

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