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LCVP-43 Burton-Class

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Background

The Burton-Class landing craft, vehicle, personnel (LCVP) is a cheap landing craft used by the Federation for amphibious landings.

Most are constructed from fiberglass or plywood to with earlier models constructed from steel. These boats are built using assembly line methods with sections built in many places and assembled at a shipyard costing about $620,000 each. This shallow-draft vessel could ferry about 195 soldiers (220 if on deck) to shore at 17 knots. Or carry a Warrior APC (50 Soldiers) or 2x Wiesel. Passengers would exit by charging down the boat's lowered bow ramp.

The vessel is armor plated against rounds up to 30mm from the frontal arc, around the bridge and engines. Shallow draft of around 5 to 6ft allows it to get close to shore. The bottom of the boat is designed to dig through the sand while protecting the propeller and allowing a quick reverse after unloading forces. The vessels are lightly armed with a few smoke launchers to mask infrared signatures, chaff and flare launchers and a weapons emplacement on the front. Usually the weapons mounted are a 12.7mm Machine gun but 20mm guns have been mounted.

-Based off the LCVP

Controls

Movement

-Throttle moves forward
-LandingGear changes direction (Reverse)
-Yaw turns
-AG2 and VTOL lowers ramp (Don't put it all the way)

Weapons

-FireWeapons fires Boom 50s
-FireGuns fires minigun
-VTOL Rotates
-Trim Elevates

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Mallard-Class Landing Craft
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 18.5ft (5.7m)
  • Length 91.1ft (27.8m)
  • Height 34.1ft (10.4m)
  • Empty Weight 34,760lbs (15,767kg)
  • Loaded Weight 47,230lbs (21,423kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.285
  • Wing Loading 516.2lbs/ft2 (2,520.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 91.5ft2 (8.5m2)
  • Drag Points 26469

Parts

  • Number of Parts 278
  • Control Surfaces 1