What is Landing Craft ?
A landing craft is a type of boat or amphibious vehicle designed to transport troops, equipment, and supplies from a larger ship to shore during military operations. Landing craft are typically used to establish a beachhead during an amphibious assault or to provide logistical support during a military campaign.
Landing craft come in a variety of sizes and shapes, from small inflatable boats to large, heavily armored vessels. They may be propelled by engines or by paddles, and may be designed to operate in a variety of environments, including shallow water, rough seas, and heavy surf.
Some of the most famous landing craft in history include the LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) used during the Normandy invasion in World War II and the LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion) used by the U.S. Navy to transport troops and equipment from ship to shore.