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 Post subject: Calling all LCT Fans!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:02 pm 
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Hello all,does anyone have a decent photograph of the inside of a 20mm gun tub on a LCT6 ?,i'm building a 1/24 scale one and i'm using the Floating Drydock plans but they are a bit vague on the gun tubs.
I'm interested in the floor and the inside of the sidewalls.
Any help appreciated, David5


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:03 pm 
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Decking depends on the style of mount of mount on the 20mm. Either pedestal or the light weight tripod mount. There are grated "steps" in a ring
inside the tub on some ships.

The inside of the tub walls were bare, ie just plain steel walls.

Hope this helps.

Paul


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Does anyone have or can send a link to a good photo of the stern anchor winch for a WWII Mark 6 LCT? Have found a few distant shots of them in various photos on Navsource.org, but nothing really showing the overall arrangement. I have the Floating Drydock plans, which have a good plan view, but really no side view.

Thanks in advance,
David Henning
Redfield, AR


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:00 pm 
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Dave,

Do a google images search for Bayard winch, you'll find some old rusty photos, hopefully that'll get ya what you need.

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Will give it a try Paul. Thanks!


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 Post subject: LCT transport
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:02 am 
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Anybody have any info/diagrams/plans that show how LCTs were transported on the LSTs?

Thanks, Walt Haynes


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 Post subject: Re: LCT transport
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:31 pm 
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Walt,
I toyed with the idea of placing my 1/125 scale LCT on skids and a deck section of an LST. I found a few photos of the skids and securing methods on Navsource but never found any specs or detailed drawings. I think I found a deck plan for an LST that indicated the spacing/location of the skids. I’ll look for these this evening

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 Post subject: Re: LCT transport
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:46 pm 
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Thanks, Dave


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 Post subject: Re: LCT transport
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:23 pm 
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Walt,
I could not locate the drawing that I mentioned, but there is a general drawing of a loaded LST in the Squadron US Landing Craft in Action book (you can do a google seach of LCT, LST and find it). I spent a LOT of time looking through LCT and LST photos on Navsource. I won't post the links, but just go to the Navsource Amphib page and you should be able to find them. These were the best that I was able to locate:
LCT 539-2 photos showing bracing and chains securing the LCT.
LCT 773-launching-showing cradle
LCT 314-2 or 3 good photos showing the loading of a Mk. 5 on an LST
LCT 689-launching photo showing the skids
LCT 1190-launching from LST 78
LCT -182- timbers and restraints
LST 882-overhead view of the cribbing layout on an underway LST

I also have some photos saved from one of the LST pages that shows the cribbing on deck after the LCT has been launched. I can forward those to you if you need them.
One of the best photos that I found was on the Navy History and Heritage Command web page, photo SC 188372:
https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/search.html?q=sc+188372

Good luck with your project!
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 Post subject: Re: LCT transport
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:11 pm 
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Thanks so much, Dave. I've spent time in the past 3 days doing what you have just done- slim pickings. But I really appreciate your help.
Walt


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 Post subject: Re: LCT transport
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:13 pm 
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I hope this might help. It is in "Selected papers on British Warship design in World War II" which is a collection of papers from the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (ISBN 0 85177 284 6) It has many other interesting items and seems to be quite cheap to buy online. Has anyone managed to look at what might be held by the US National Archives such as specific drawings?

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 Post subject: Re: LCT transport
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:21 pm 
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Thanks, that is very useful. Would think the supports for the LCT-6 would be very similar to those of the LCT-5, just maybe an additional one for the difference in length. Appreciate it.
Walt


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 Post subject: Re: LCT transport
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:10 pm 
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Wow! Great find Francis!


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 Post subject: Re: LCT transport
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:38 am 
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I meant for this to be in the "Calling all LCT fans" but now don't know how to move it. Sorry.
Walt


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