Dragon Armor 60500 LVT-(A)4 3rd Armored Amphibian Battalion Peleliu 1944 1/72

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The battle for Peleliu, from 15 September to 27 November 1944, was a particularly bloody one during the Pacific Campaign. This tiny island 800km east of the Philippines, now part of Palau, had to be captured to protect the American right flank. Many Landing Vehicles Tracked (LVT) were used in the initial amphibious assault, and so devastating was the Japanese resistance that 60 LVTs and DUKWs were destroyed within the first hour of the landing. The Dragon Armor model is from the 3rd Armored Amphibian Battalion of the US Marine Corps (USMC). The LVT wears a new olive drab paint finish. The tactical number ‘D12’ is painted prominently in white on the turret sides, although such markings often proved inviting targets for Japanese gunners! This amtrac has been christened “Lady Luck”. The detail on this LVT(A)-4 is quite stunning, including the open-topped turret and a .50-cal machine gun mounted on it. This “lucky” LVT is the perfect companion to the Iwo Jima LVT(A)-4 released earlier by Dragon Armor.
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