Mk.2 & Mk.3 Landing Craft Class
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.
|Displacement||Full - 500 tons|
|Armament|| Two Bofors 40mm/60 guns (aft).|
Can also deploy mines.
|Crew||207 (including troops)|
|L34||Vasco Da Gama||Jan 1980|
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