Cruel Seas: US LCI (L) Landing Craft + Coastal Cutter subchaser + LCM3 Landing craft

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Regain control of the Pacific or hunt down enemy convoys in the Mediterranean with these ships of the US Navy for Cruel Seas!

 

US LCI (L) Landing Craft

The US Navy employed LCI (L) Landing Craft, large amphibious assault ships, to land large numbers of infantry directly onto beaches.

Effectively they were a small steel ship that could land 200 troops, travelling from rear bases on its own at a speed of up to 15 knots. Over 900 were built starting in 1943 and used extensively in operations in both the Pacific and European theatres. Some were converted into heavily armed beach assault support ships. Commonly called “Elsie Items”

Contains:

  • 1x resin & metal LCI (L) Landing Craft
  • Ship card
  • Wake marker

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US Coastal Cutter Subchaser

Submarine chasers were used for destroying German U-boats that were stationed off the coast of the United States (some 67 German U-boats were sunk). In the Pacific Theatre, submarine chasers were used for amphibious landings, courier and escort duty.

SC-497-class submarine chasers were a class of 438 submarine chasers, 98 tons with a length of 110 ft 10 in (34 m) and a speed of 18 knots. 142 were part of the Lend-Lease program with 78 sent to the Soviet Union, 50 to France and 3 to Norway. The three Norwegian examples served with distinction on the Shetland bus service, running agents, refugees and weapons past the German blockade between occupied Norway and Britain.

Contains:

  • 2x resin & metal US Coastal Cutter Subchaser
  • Ship card
  • Wake marker

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US LCM3 Landing craft

Built by several different manufacturers in different designs the landing craft mechanized (LCM) bore the brunt of transport duties in some of the most famous landings in history.

The LCM (3) Higgins is perhaps the most famous, at a length of 50 feet (15 m), it had the capacity to carry one 30-ton tank (e.g. M4 Sherman), 60 troops, or 60,000 lb (27,000 kg) of cargo.

Contains:

  • 4x metal LCM3 Landing craft
  • Ship card
  • Wake marker

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The Cruel Seas Starter Set ‘Stike Hard, Strike Fast’ contains everything you need to command your flotilla in this fast-paced 1/300th scale tabletop game.

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