British Landing Craft Mk III - Loaded
This kit contains one British Landing Craft (large) Mk III model loaded with eleven 1:300th Scale Sherman Tanks.
"...At 192 feet (59 m) the Mark 3 was 32 feet (9.8 m) longer than the Mark 2. Although this meant extra weight, the vessel was slightly faster than the Mark 1. Two hundred and thirty-five Mk. 3s were built. The 32 ft section was added in May 1941 to the Mark 2 as a fifth building section, parallel sided. This meant the capacity went to 11 Valentines or 11 M4 Sherman medium tanks or 5 Churchill infantry tanks. 166 craft were built using two Paxman diesels, 71 were built in the winter of 1943-1944 to a slightly revised pattern using two Sterling Admiral petrol engines. These are usually referred to as Mark 3* or 7000 series as they had pennant numbers from 7000 upwards. LCT7074, currently preserved in Portsmouth, UK, is of this type."
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The ship card supplied with this model will be the same as that supplied with the Cruel Seas: British Landing Craft Gun (large) Mk III model. This model is currently designed to be an optional alternative version of this ship for in-game purposes.
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted