Airfix Starter Set 1/72 D-Day Sea Assault Set A50156A

While the first Allied soldiers landed in Normandy via parachute during the night of the 5th and 6th of June 1944, the vast majority of the liberating Allied troops would have to come via the sea, landing on Normandy's beaches under heavy fire and fighting their way inland. The Allies had various different types of landing craft for getting men ashore. Some were very large like the Landing Ship Tank (LST), some much smaller like the small amphibious DUKW but it was the Higgins LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) which proved to be one of the most important types used. Employed to transport the majority of US Personnel, as well as many British troops when they were used by the Royal Navy, they were vital because they could very quickly offload men and small vehicles, such as Jeeps, while under fire. Jeeps were vital because they offered the Allies mobility in the earliest hours of the campaign. The LCVPs were also able to return fire with their compliment of two .30 inch machine guns, helping to protect the troops that they were disembarking. Overall D-day was a success, thanks in no small part to the work of boats like these and their crews.

Contents:

12x Acrylic Paints
2 x Brushes
Poly Cement
Beach diorama base

Willy MB Jeep w/ 1/4 ton trailer
75mm Airborne Pack Howitzer
2 LCVP Higgins Boats
US Infantry 45 pieces


Airfix Gift Sets are ideal for more advanced modellers and include glue, acrylic paints and brushes.


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Airfix Starter Set 1/72 D-Day Sea Assault Set A50156A

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While the first Allied soldiers landed in Normandy via parachute during the night of the 5th and 6th of June 1944, the vast majority of the liberating Allied troops would have to come via the sea, landing on Normandy's beaches under heavy fire and fighting their way inland. The Allies had various different types of landing craft for getting men ashore. Some were very large like the Landing Ship Tank (LST), some much smaller like the small amphibious DUKW but it was the Higgins LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) which proved to be one of the most important types used. Employed to transport the majority of US Personnel, as well as many British troops when they were used by the Royal Navy, they were vital because they could very quickly offload men and small vehicles, such as Jeeps, while under fire. Jeeps were vital because they offered the Allies mobility in the earliest hours of the campaign. The LCVPs were also able to return fire with their compliment of two .30 inch machine guns, helping to protect the troops that they were disembarking. Overall D-day was a success, thanks in no small part to the work of boats like these and their crews.

Contents:

12x Acrylic Paints
2 x Brushes
Poly Cement
Beach diorama base

Willy MB Jeep w/ 1/4 ton trailer
75mm Airborne Pack Howitzer
2 LCVP Higgins Boats
US Infantry 45 pieces


Airfix Gift Sets are ideal for more advanced modellers and include glue, acrylic paints and brushes.


Be sure to check out our aircraft accessories, metal barrels, and seat belts!We are not responsible for any taxes, duty, VAT, customs or other fees on the receiver’s end.
Check out our other items, and save on shipping!

To receive combined shipping, place the items you wish to purchase in your cart and the shipping discount will be automatically calculated at checkout.

Please complete all your shopping before checking out, we cannot combine shipping on separate orders.

Sorry, no shipping refunds can be given for combining separate orders.

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