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I have recently seen comments on more recent Landing craft and noticed a LCM8. googled it and saw that it was obviously a more elaborate descendant of the American Mark 3.That put in some stalwart duties through the mid 40s My apologies that this is not an actual new Thread but wished to share my find. lcm1
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Wit a draft of 5'3"loaded some are going to be getting very damp.
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Wit a draft of 5'3"loaded some are going to be getting very damp.
Hi HP, The stern and Cox'ns cabin is similar to the LCM 3, but of course updated. The draft on the British Mark 1 that I was on had sides that were waist level and when at sea it was very damp. The ones that were lost returning to the UK in rough weather were suspected to have been swamped by large waves, and with the engine room below the deck and perhaps an open hatch it was 'Goodbye Mister Chips'. lcm1 ( Ken )
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Are any of these still in service? I wonder if it's possible to develop an air cushioned utility craft?
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Are any of these still in service? I wonder if it's possible to develop an air cushioned utility craft?
do you mean like this?

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Something like that but, smaller and would also be used as a close fire support platform.
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Something like that but, smaller and would also be used as a close fire support platform.
Russians(Soviet Union) experimented with these a lot. Finland had one as well. Quite the failures(officially not; just a change of strategy), mainly because they have massive maneuvering problems.
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Russians(Soviet Union) experimented with these a lot. Finland had one as well. Quite the failures(officially not; just a change of strategy), mainly because they have massive maneuvering problems.
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the skirt is not armored...?
seems like it would have to be used in a friendly/secured beach area,...the skirt can be punctured easily....?
also as mentioned before, bad maneuverability, etc...especially in built up areas
..where as the AAVs are fast on land...highly mobile APCs after landing....
AAV7 44 mph land ..what's the ACV land speed?

so is it worth it? sure, to land/transport heavy loads much faster whereas the AAVs are mainly troop carriers

...is the armor even worth it if the skirt is vulnerable? considering you are using a secured beach?
...also, the fans are highly vulnerable to small arms?..also highly visible, and ''fragile''--more so than a chopper's rotors
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the skirt is not armored...?
seems like it would have to be used in a friendly/secured beach area,...the skirt can be punctured easily....?
also as mentioned before, bad maneuverability, etc...especially in built up areas
..where as the AAVs are fast on land...highly mobile APCs after landing....
AAV7 44 mph land ..what's the ACV land speed?

so is it worth it? sure, to land/transport heavy loads much faster whereas the AAVs are mainly troop carriers

...is the armor even worth it if the skirt is vulnerable? considering you are using a secured beach?
...also, the fans are highly vulnerable to small arms?..also highly visible, and ''fragile''--more so than a chopper's rotors
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I must say I have difficulty in understanding the RM taking on such a vehicle if they must have known of such problems, for they are now a totally Commando outfit and as such do not bet on a quiet life. lcm1
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I must say I have difficulty in understanding the RM taking on such a vehicle if they must have known of such problems, for they are now a totally Commando outfit and as such do not bet on a quiet life. lcm1
I would think the main purpose is to bring in AFVs, then supplies
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I would think the main purpose is to bring in AFVs, then supplies
good call on noise..they are loud, yes?
No read the article. The RM version caries 12 men - an assault craft.
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