D-Day WWII Landing Craft
D-Day WWII Landing Craft
D-Day WWII Landing Craft
D-Day WWII Landing Craft
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D-Day WWII Landing Craft "Higgins Boat"

€79,00
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DESCRIPTION

Andrew Higgins is the man who won the war for us.” -President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1964 interview 

The landing craft, vehicle, personnel or Higgins boat was a landing craft used extensively in amphibious landings in World War II. Typically constructed from plywood, this shallow-draft, barge-like boat could ferry a roughly platoon-sized complement of 36 men to shore at 9 knots. 

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.

Inspiration: https://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/courses/ww2/projects/fighting-vehicles/higgins-boat.htm