LCVP Higgins Boat - Limited Edition

LCVP Higgins Boat - Limited Edition

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63.99 EUR
Availability: Brak
Catalog number: COBI-4848
  • Length 36 cm / 14.17″
  • Width 9.5 cm / 3.74″
  • Height 11,5 cm / 4.53″
  • Number of blocks 864
  • Number of figurines 4
  • Age group 10+

Especially on the occasion of the upcoming 80th anniversary of D-Day we have created an official collector's set with a special logo of the anniversary that will take place in 2024. The set will keep alive the memory of this extremely important event, which had a huge impact on the course of World War II.

LCVP - HIGGINS BOAT Limited Edition includes:

  • A 1:35 scale model of a landing craft with an opening hatch and weapons
  • A 1:35 scale model of a popular off-road vehicle
  • Four figures depicting American soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One), an engineer, a gunner and a sailor from the barge
  • Display stand
  • Two landing barriers
  • Numbered plate with the name of the set
  • Paper certificate of authenticity with the handwritten signature of the CEO of COBI
  • We have established cooperation with the organizers of the ceremonial celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Allied landing in Normandy and we use the official logo of this event.

This COBI construction block model faithfully reflects its historical inspiration and maintains the popular 1:35 scale. The set was released in conjunction with the 80th anniversary of D-Day and is marked with a special logo of the organizers of the celebrations in Normandy. The block barge is a completely new design that started from scratch. It has an opening ramp and a detailed full hull. The set includes movable elements such as two machine guns with covers and a mechanism for lowering and raising the front ramp with a cable system. The set also includes durable prints.
Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) or the Higgins Boat was a type of landing craft used during World War II and later to transport and land supplies, small vehicles and soldiers. They were used on a massive scale during D-Day (June 6, 1944) and in Operations Torch in North Africa, Husky, Shingle and Avalanche in Italy, as well as in combat in the Pacific in the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Gilbert Islands, the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

The Higgins Boat was designed by Andrew Higgins. Various manufacturers produced over 20,000 of these units. Most of the structure was built mainly of plywood, which made the boat very cheap and easy to build, extremely light, but at the same time it did not provide any protection against gunfire. Thanks to the flat bottom, a special lowered front ramp and the drive cover, it could reach any shore, even very shallow ones. The barge could carry a 36-person army platoon on board. In the case of transporting a small vehicle such as an off-road vehicle, it could also accommodate about 12 soldiers or 3.6 tons of cargo. The landing craft reached speeds of up to 12 knots (14 mph, 22 km/h). The boat was also armed with two machine guns operated by two gunners.

  • 864 high-quality elements
  • Produced in the EU by a company with over 20 years of tradition
  • The blocks meet the safety standards of products for children
  • Fully compatible with other brands of construction blocks
  • Blocks with prints do not scratch or smear and do not fade during play or under the influence of temperature
  • Clear and intuitive instructions based on illustrations and step-by-step directions
  • Special set in connection with the 80th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944)
  • 1:35 scale off-road vehicle model
  • Four figures of American soldiers
  • Numbered, engraved name plate
  • Certificate with the handwritten signature of the CEO of COBI

Model dimensions (L x W x H): 360mm x 95mm x 90mm
Car dimensions (L x W x H): 100mm x 40mm x 50mm

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  • Brand:
    Cobi Factory SA
  • Length:
    36 cm / 14.17″
  • Width:
    9.5 cm / 3.74″
  • Height:
    11,5 cm / 4.53″
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