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LCM (Landing Craft, Mechanized) LCM-6
Model featured: LCM-6 Irma La Douche, Modified ATC (Armored Troop Carrier)
- circa Vietnam War -


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"Irma la Douche"

Tarp removed for photography only - built fixed in place.



LCM-6 as originally built (not shown)
Note: Bow ramp moves, can have any hull number

Scale 1:48 / 14"
Price: $1599

1/3 deposit $533

Scale 1:36 / 19"
Price: $1899

1/3 deposit $633

Scale 1:30 / 23"
Price: $2199

1/3 deposit $733

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ATC as shown or other ATC, custom model
Includes ATC, ATC-H, ATC-R and ATC-WC

Scale 1:48 / 14"
Price: $2010

1/3 deposit $670

Scale 1:36 / 19"
Price: $2400

1/3 deposit $800

Scale 1:30 / 23"
Price: $2799

1/3 deposit $933

We'll contact you for preferences after you order.

Fully assembled museum quality wooden desk-top display models custom built as to your designated circa including flagging and personalized brass plate.

LCM-6 custom load (not shown)
Limited to the actual vehicles that craft can carry

For 14" models

Full price $499

For 19" models

Full price $599

For 23" models

Full price $699

* Only sold with order for LCM-6 model *
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The LCM-6 is intended primarily for the transport of cargo and /or personnel from ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship. The craft is a 56-foot long twin-screw, welded-steel craft with forward cargo well and bow ramp. The design of the boat permits its transportation aboard larger vessels. In 1959, the LCM-6 was replaced with the larger LCM-8 equipped with two 12-cylinder diesel engines, twin screws and twin rudders.

LCM-6 Modified Armored Troop Carrier (ATC)
During the Vietnam war the Mobile Riverine Force used LCM-6 Mod-0 and Mod-1 vessels converted into specialized fighting river craft designated as ATC. The craft had crew quarters built into part of the well deck and were fitted with sponsons. Three armored gun turrets revolved and sides were covered with 1" rebar intended to take the impact of exploding RPG rounds. Often ration boxes were placed between the rebar and inner plate armor to absorb shrapnel.

All "normal" ATCs were Program IV and were dedicated Armored Troop Carriers that moved troops of the US Ninth Infantry Division into combat with the enemy.

A few Program IV ATCs were further modified:
ATC-H had a helicopter deck installed above the well deck capable of landing a UH-1 Huey for MedEvac purposes.
ATC-R same as  ATC-H with an added diesel fuel bladder in the well deck to refuel other ATCs or Hueys.

Program V ATC's were converted from LCM-6 Mod-2 craft which included Zippo Boats, 40mm Monitors and 105mm Monitors. Additionally there were 2 boats that had powerful water cannon machinery installed (ATC-WC) in the well deck which was used to hydraulically destroy enemy tunnels dug into the river banks. The first (Tango-14) was a Program IV craft and a follow on (Tango-32) a Program V.

"Irma La Douche"

Tango-14 was commanded by BM-1 Ray F. Longaker Jr. from 10/1969 to 10/1970 and operated on the rivers south of Saigon and west to the Cambodian border together with Tango 32. "The boat was a big slow target and going against the current with a flat bow ramp the top speed was maybe 4 knots. When in a fire fight we were in the kill zone a long time and had to fight our way out. Long time meaning melting the barrels off the machine guns. We were in a number of fire fights and its a wonder why nothing - including us - was hit." In the one year Tango-14  destroyed over 370 bunkers, spider-holes, trenches and booby traps, plus the capture of two significant enemy ammunition cashes.

Original LCM Mark-6 and LCM Mark-8 specifications


Length 56.2 feet 73.7 feet
Beam 14.0 feet 21.0 feet
Displacement 64 tons 105 tons
Engines 2 Detroit V-6 or V-8 diesels 2 Detroit 12-V diesels with Kortz nozzles
Total Hp & # shafts 2 shafts; 348 or 460 hp 2 shafts; 680 hp
Speed & Range 9 knots / 130 miles 12 knots / 190 miles
Load 34 tons or 80 troops One M48 or M60 tank or 200 troops
Crew 5 4

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