LSM 751   1:72 scale 910mm

LSM 751 1:72 scale 910mm

Ref: DM82

This Deans Marine kit boasts the the following features:


Designed as a working radio controlled model, but with enough detail to make a nice static display model as well
Glassfibre hull, with Rubbing strips moulded in.
The decks and internal structures comprise of computer printed Plasticard sheet, which aid the quick assembly of these items.
Bulky items such as the ship’s boats, superstructure, and motor mounts etc, are Vac-formed lightweight plastic mouldings.
Etched Brass components for Bow doors, internal details and other smaller components
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings.
Propshaft, tube and propeller.
Full sized plan.
English building instructions with photographic and line drawing, building illustrations.


Scale: 1:72
Model Length: 910mm

Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 2
Recommended motors: Deans Kyte
Recommended battery: Two 6v 2ah Nicad


History

The LSM is an ocean-going amphibious assault ship 203 feet long, with a beam of 34 feet. During 1944-45 the crews consisting of 48 enlisted men and 4 officers where assembled and trained at the Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek,VA. The ship could transport 50 troops and 6 mark IV medium tanks. Arnament was 1 Bofors twin or a single 40 mm cannon, 4 each 20 mm anti-aircraft guns and 7 each 50 calibre machine guns (this could vary).

She was powered by two diesel engines (General Motors model 16-278A or Fairbanks Morse Model 38D8 1/8 x 10) with 2800 shaft horsepower and a speed of 13 knots.

LSMs were flat bottomed and draw 6-7 feet when loaded. There primary mission was to transport tanks,veicles,equipment,personnel and supply to the beaches.