The JMSDF LCAC (Landing Craft, Air Cushioned) was introduced from the United States as a landing craft of LST Osumi class ships. It cruises with its hull floated about four feet above the surface. Therefore it is capable of landing directly from the mother ship to the beach, and swift loading and unloading of vehicles. This makes it possible for troops to access 70% of the world's coastline, while only 17% for conventional landing crafts. It can carry heavy payloads of 60 tons, equal to one Type 90 tank, or four armored vehicles. The four 4000hp engines, two for floating and the others for propelling, are mounted separately in both modules of the hull. Although JMSDF LCACs were originally planned as LST-based crafts, in 2004 they were assigned in the 1st air cushioned craft squadron. They were numbered from LCAC-2191 to LCAC-2196, and started to be treated as defense ships.
This 1/144 scale static model kit from Trumpeter measures 7.3" Length x 4.1" Height, has 238 pcs that include photo etched parts and 1 sheet of nets and sweepers. 6 sprues in total. Molded in gray and clear plastic. Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force markings, with paint guide.
Trumpeter Jmsdf Landing Craft Air Cushioned Plastic Model Kit, 1/144 Scale
- Highly detailed scale model kit of an LCAC
- 238 pieces
- Includes photo-etched parts, nets and sweepers
- Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force markings
- Decal sheet and paint guide
This product is shipped from our supplier's warehouse in Berkeley Heights, NJ, United States
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
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