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Grumble8710615 Aug 2020 4:35 p.m. PST

The advert for the new campaign supplement for Bolt Action about the Pacific island-hopping battles shows an Allied amphibious vehicle crawling onto the beach. By the tracks, it appears to be in the Loyd Carrier family, but I can find no references to an amphibious Loyd Carrier. And isn't the supplement about US forces? Would this have been a reverse Lend-Lease to the US Army and Marine Corps?

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2020 4:40 p.m. PST

the one on the tmp front page is a

The special Type 4 Launch Ka-Tsu , toku-yon-shiki uchibitei Ka-Tsu) was a Japanese amphibious landing craft of World War II. The first prototype was completed in late 1943 and trials were conducted off Kure in March 1944.

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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2020 8:24 a.m. PST

The Marines would have used the LVT series "Amtracks" for their beach assaults.



Legion 416 Aug 2020 8:35 a.m. PST

GHQ has some good model pics of the LVT1, 2 & 4s … link

And the IJF's like in the Bolt Action pic … link

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2020 4:27 p.m. PST

The picture above is a Type 2 Ka-Mi amphibious tank. The pontoons at the front and back come off once ashore.


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