LVT-4 Amtrac: Amphibious Tractor Kit / Bonus Pack
Brickmania is proud to announce the next release in our Pacific Islands Campaign series! And for a limited time it is now available with two bonus US Marines minifigs from Citizen Brick!
About the LVT-4 Amtrac:
The LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked) was designed in response to an urgent need to provide mobile support vehicles to bring in the cargo equipment needed ashore during the Pacific island hopping campaign envisioned by US strategists for the defeat of Japan. The LVT was essentially a boat that could crawl on land using caterpiller tracks like a tank. Early LVTs were not armored, being intended mainly for the tansport of cargo. Experience during combat would show that the LVT was ideally suited for carrying combat troops directlyto shore, especially where coral reefs prevented boats from from being effective in this task. Design improvements soo followed and fire support variants and armor kits would soon be introduced. The LVT-4 was a decendant of the earlier LVT cargo transports, but had significant improvements, most noteably a ramp at the rear so that troops and cargo could be discharged directly onto the beach (rather than over the sides of the earlier versions) . Many LVT-4s were fitted with armor kits over the crew compartment and were generally fitted with 2-4 machine guns to provide suppressive fire onto the beach. The LVT-4 could carry as many as 30 combat equipped troops, cargo and supplies, an artillery piece, or even a 1/4 ton 4×4 JEEP.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
The LVT-4 kit has the following features:
- Fully articulated tractor treads
- Two opening hatches on the crew compartment (two figures can be seated inside)
- Opening ramp at the rear of the hill.
- Cargo area big enough for many figures or a Brickmania “Durabuilder” JEEP
- Includes two BrickArms M1919 machine guns
- Sturdy construction for active play
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models.
- Includes 640 genuine new-condition LEGO bricks and BrickArms elements
- Comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
- LIMITED EDITION BONUS PACK includes two custom-printed US Marines mini-figures from Citizen Brick
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks and this one includes compatable weapons by BrickArms. This model comes disassembled and includes completed printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. Check out the gallery below for more images of the LVT-4 kit from Brickmania.