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The Boat That Won the War : An Illustrated History of the Higgins LCVP
by Jr. Charles C. Roberts


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.  Read more...

 
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9781591145974
  • ISBN-10: 159114597X
  • Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
  • Publish Date: September 2017
  • Page Count: 136
  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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