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LCVP Boat Section (UBX08)

LCVP Boat Section (UBX08) LCVP Boat Section (UBX08)
with three Landing Craft with crew, three Mounted 24-man Boat Sections & six Small bases.

The Dieppe raid in 1942 taught the Allies many lessons on invading beaches while under fire. Later, after the successes in North Africa, Sicily and Italy the Allies felt they were ready to take on Fortress Europa.

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LCVP Boat Section (UBX08)
Careful study of the defences along the coast showed them there were weaknesses inherent in its structure, and, if the men had the right equipment and training, exploiting those weaknesses was possible. Any invading force would have to overcome wire, minefields, and bunkers if it was to be successful. Thus the planners set about to create the perfect mix of men, equipment and training.
LCVP Boat Section (UBX08)
The US Army now embarked on a program of reorganising and training the infantry formations that would assault the
beaches. After careful study, an organisation began to take shape in the minds of the planners. Starting with the basic
infantry company of three combat platoons and one weapons platoon, the force designers sought to create multiple independent organisations.
LCVP Boat Section (UBX08)
This organisation had to be able to act on its own without further company level support. Furthermore, it had to be able to fight its way through wire obstacles, overcome enemy infantry and destroy enemy bunkers.

However, the most important restriction was the size of the landing craft, which could only hold 31 men in full ‘battle
rattle’. With a standard US infantry platoon being just over 40 individuals it was necessary to change the structure of the
platoons to fit in the small boats that would take them to the beach. Thus, the first change was to go from the four large
platoons in a normal infantry company to six smaller boat sections in an assault company.

LCVP Boat Section (UBX08)
In order to deal with all of the expected defences, the planners loaded the boat sections up with weapons and equipment. They gave them mortars from the weapons platoon to knock out machine-gun nests, bazookas from the company HQ to take on tanks, and flame-throwers from the Chemical Branch to silence bunkers.
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LCVP Boat Section (UBX08) For barbed wire, they gave them Bangalore torpedoes, long pipes filled with explosives to blow gaps for the troops. To finish off bunkers, they had demolition charges, plenty of good old TNT to blow things up. There was no quick fix for minefields though—they simply had to take their chances there.
The men of the boat sections not only needed the weaponry to deal with the defences and defenders, but they also needed to carry enough supplies and combat gear for three days on their back.
LCVP Boat Section (UBX08)
LCVP Boat Section (UBX08) Since a soldier can only carry 70lbs/32kg (at most), working out what to take and what to leave behind was tricky. The planners solved the problem with a ‘belt and braces’ approach and loaded the assault troops up to the limit. Part of their solution was the assault vest with pockets for much of the extra equipment.
Even with equipment, an organisation is incapable of acting without training on that equipment. For months before D-Day,
the assault regiments practised their craft. Mastering the use of explosives, they became proficient at advancing under fire against a stubborn well-entrenched enemy.

LCVP Boat Section (UBX08)
LCVP Boat Section (UBX08) Integrating the use of the weapon systems and the new skills
they had learned, the infantry platoons became masters of
combined arms manoeuvre at the lowest levels.

With integrated heavy weapons at the platoon level, they were able to suppress the enemy while parts of the unit manoeuvred to a position of advantage with which to launch an assault.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Jeremey Painter

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The Contents of the LCVP Boat Section
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LCVP Boat Section (UBX08)
Description of Components

a. 3x Landing craft ramps.
b. 3x Landing craft drivers.
c. 6x Landing craft gunners.
d.
4x Boat section figures Type A.

e. 4x Boat section figures Type B.
f. 4x Boat section figures Type C.
g. 6x Boat section figures Type D.
h. 3x Resin Landing crafts.
The Bases
Description of Components
a. 6x Small bases.
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Assembling the LCVP
Step 1. Begin assembling the LCVP with the crew figures.
Step 2. Add the gunner figures to the rear deck of the LCVP.
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Below: The second gunner figures attached to the LCVP.
Step 3. Next, add the driver figure.
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Step 4. To attach the ramp, apply a small bead of glue to the lip along the bottom of the landing craft and up the sides.
Below: The ramp of the landing craft in place.
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Step 5. Next, assembe the boat sections by attaching three rows of figures to each small base included in the box set.
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Below: Both boat sections assembled on the small bases. Below: With the boat sections complete, the LCVP is ready for painting.
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Last Updated On Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront