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“This is an excellent examination of one of the most important Allied naval weapons of the Second World War.”—

The Boat That Won the War: An Illustrated History of the Higgins LCVP

  • 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.

  • Author: Charles C. Roberts

    ISBN: 9781591145974
    9.75 x 7.5 Hardcover
    136 Pages

    Each page contains photos, maps, sketches and more
    Published: 2017

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