Thursday, March 19, 2009

Air cushion attacker: Trumpeter USMC LCAC

The great thing about this Trumpeter kit is that it’s in 1:72 scale, which makes it a biggie – at 372mm long, a little larger than my MacBook Pro laptop. It’s just great to see a new air cushion vehicle in kit form; the biggest made so far was the old Airfix SRN4.

The LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion) is a high-speed, onto-the-beach amphibious landing craft, used by the US Marine Corps. It can carry up to a 75-ton payload – weapons, an M-1 tank, equipment, cargo and troops – directly onto the beach.