A LCVP is a landing craft used during WWII to land troops troops on beaches where the men would then charge down a lowered ramp . They where made for the most part of plywood ans where powered by a Gray Marine diesel engine or a Hall-Scott gasoline engine. They where armed with 2x .30cal machine guns. They could carry 36 troops or a jeep with a twelve man squad. Over 20,000 where built between 1935-1950 and where operated by the United States Navy. They also got borrowed and operated during WWII by the Royal Navy.