#1  
Old 07-29-2004, 07:30 PM
tawafa64 tawafa64 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2
Building the new Trumpeter LCM(3) kit may be an interesting project. Are there any suggestions for references related to this craft? I have Squadron's US Landing craft in action as well a few miscellanous stock photos. Ideas for sources for more detailed photos or scale drawings would appreciated.
Thanks.
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 07-30-2004, 05:10 PM
yancy yancy is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3
All-

I understand that there are many talented individuals researching this topic, but I could not resist chiming in and telling you what I have recently learned. If any of you know me, you understand my obsession with the garage kit side of our hobby, but I also have an insane obsession for the early stages of D-day. I try to pick up any book I can find on the opening hours of that historic day.

Recently my wife and I flew out to Boston and while there we frequented many used book stores. On one of our trips I happened upon "Down Ramp!" This book gives a chronological look at the development of Army Amphibian Engineers. It is priceless!

From this book I learned the following. Immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Army and Navy battled with dividing the duties of ship to shore landings. Eventually an agreement was struck and the Army activated the Engineer Amphibian Command at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts. This camp is not far from Cape Cod.

Well to say the least the Army worked directly with the Navy in developing new techniques for breaching beaches, how to get equipment on the beaches, and placement of guns on the craft to name just a few. They also invented the sea sickness pill at Camp Edwards.

I will not drone on and repeat information that you all already know, but I wanted to pass along something that I recently learned.

Yancy
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 08-05-2004, 04:07 PM
Havoc Havoc is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 78
Heya, Tawa,

What do you think of the kit...?

Don't seem to be hearing from many people who own it...

Looking forward to purchasing it, but gotta wait 'till the money is there.

I wonder if the Italeri kit will be any better...?

So the Army invented sea sickness pills, huh, Yancy? That's pretty cool! Ya learn something new every day!!

Aloha

Johnny B.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
landing craft James Tainton Allied: World War II 0 07-19-2004 01:38 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 AM.

Advertise with Us

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
planetArmor