Landing Craft Utility (LCU)

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Landing Craft Utility (LCU)

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Landing Craft Utility (LCU)
Landing craft are used by amphibious forces to transport equipment and troops to the shore. They are capable of transporting tracked or wheeled vehicles and troops from amphibious assault ships to beachheads or piers. The use of landing craft in amphibious assault dates from World War II. The craft are carried aboard amphibious assault ships to the objective area. The mission of the LCU is to land/retrieve personnel and equipment (tanks, artillery, equipment, motor vehicles) during amphibious operations. LCU's are scheduled to land personnel and equipment after the initial assault waves of an amphibious operation. The LCU has the capability of sustained sea operations for approximately seven days. Each LCU has its own galley and berthing spaces.
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These are modeled as part of the ship they would be assigned to. Our model is simply too large to model these since it takes 2 landing craft doznes of trips to move one battalion.
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