LCM-9

by   41.1k Supercraft888  2 months ago
1,198 downloads
Auto Credit Based on Pilotmario's LCM-8

Hello everyone! Supercraft888 here again. And this is a semi-replica of the LCM-8. I say semi-replica because, although I was heavily inspired by it, I decided to take a few artistic liberties with the build. In turn, I decided to name it the LCM-9, an upgrade to the existing LCM-8 landing crafts. I had a great time building this boat, and I hope you guys like driving it around! Huge thanks to Pilotmario for helping me with this build, he added the M2 machine guns, in addition to changing the t-1000 props to more boat prop looking things, and making the landing door look a lot better. Don't forget to leave your thoughts in the comments below!

ALSO, since I am at 40.0k points, I will be releasing a certain aircraft VERY soon. I have waited a long time to upload this, I think you guys will like it.

---Controls---

• Throttle up to start engines
• Move forward and backwards with pitch
• Turn with roll
• AG-1, VTOL and TRIM to control right M2 machine gun
• AG-2, VTOL and TRIM to control left M2 machine gun
• AG-8 and VTOL to open door and turn on lights.
•Landing Gear to lower and raise door
•Camera 1 for wheelhouse view


---Description---

Overview

The lCM-9("Mike Boat") is an upgrade to the LCM-8. Since it is an upgrade, it retains its funtionality as a river boat, and mechanized landing craft. It is used primarily by the United States Navy and Army, many NATO allies use the craft too.

Design and Development

The vessel is much lighter than it's predecessor, despite it being a bit larger overall. Despite this, it still retains a good structural strength, being constructed from welded steel and can survive very rough waters. It is powered by two 12v engines, with twin propellers and rudders. The ship can carry 75 tons of cargo, has a general range of 350km, and can go at a maximum speed of 85kph.

Development for the LCM-9 started in 2019, after the initial batch of MSV (Maneuver Support Vessels) were completed. The new vessels, while capable of carrying more cargo than the LCM and being better protected, where too costly for some countries, and didn't fulfill it's role as well as intended in comparison to similar vessels, and in return, not bought by foreign investors. In addition, with the degrading fleet of current LCM-8 starting to show their age, a newer vessels were needed. The first twenty LCM-9s rolled off the factory floor on August 18 2019, and received much praise for their familiar, but modernized design being much more capable than the older LCM-8s

Modifications

Although most LCM-9 are capable of fitting most criteria for the role they were intend for, there are some modifications available. All LCM-9 can carry two M2 machine guns mounted at the rear of the ship. A modified version, appropriately called Hell-boats carry four flamethrowers, capable of flushing out enemy positions from densely vegetated areas. A non-combat version called the LCM-9 MPV (Multi-Purpose Vessel) was used to fill command fictions within small groups, salvage, and firefighting duties. Versions have been made with alluminium hulls as well. However, were not mass produced due to the fact they did not have the same structural strength as the steel counterparts.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor LCM-8
  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +35 bonus
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 22.1ft (6.8m)
  • Length 76.6ft (23.3m)
  • Height 24.2ft (7.4m)
  • Empty Weight 47,789lbs (21,677kg)
  • Loaded Weight 54,021lbs (24,503kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.249
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.009
  • Wing Loading 20,075.0lbs/ft2 (98,014.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2.7ft2 (0.3m2)
  • Drag Points 25699

Parts

  • Number of Parts 681
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    3,707 AtomicCashew

    I guess I can try to make a potato version. @Supercraft888

    2 months ago
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    @AtomicCashew ah shoot, sorry about that, you can release a lower part count version if you want, I might make a version with a very simple cabin, tower and no fencing and limit the decor for mobile users

    2 months ago
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    @SledDriver I agree, a shininess slider would be great for everyone, maybe in the next update?

    2 months ago
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    3,707 AtomicCashew

    @Supercraft888 It works pretty well. Now of course for my phone to survive I had to take off the tower, the railings, and some decorations but I think this is the best landing craft my phone can actually handle.

    2 months ago
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    123k SledDriver

    @Supercraft888 sort of, though personally i don't like the default values for both semi-gloss and gloss. I wish the developers would just provide a slider for the shininess and metallic values.

    2 months ago
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    39.8k Blue0Bull

    I like it, not too complicated but very good looking

    2 months ago
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    7,022 danman12

    My opinion on the boat is that it has great form and great detail put into it nice work👌👍

    2 months ago
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    24.1k Hayhayjam664

    No problem! :D, I think the boat looks very good! :D @Supercraft888

    2 months ago
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    @SledDriver
    so a semi gloss sorta finish?

    2 months ago
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    78.8k ForeverPie

    It looks kewl, I see many efforts.

    2 months ago
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    123k SledDriver

    @Supercraft888 Pretty good. The only thing I'd change is the paint scheme, it's too flat. A little sheen on the base paint would look good, and things like the ventilation pipes would look great with a polished finish. I know you can't change colors on iOS, but there are starter kits out there with different finishes that you can use as a starting point, or you could ask someone with PC/Android to edit the colours just before you upload your build.

    2 months ago
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    @ForeverPie
    @GermanWarMachine
    @Davisplanez
    Appreciate the upvotes! whats your thoughts on the boat?

    2 months ago
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    @Pianoman
    @laSoul
    @BlackHole
    Thank you for the upvotes! Whats your thoughts on the boat?

    2 months ago
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    @AstleyIndustries
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    @SledDriver
    Thanks for the upvotes! Thoughts on the boat?

    2 months ago
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    @ShatSlanger
    @Blue0Bull
    @Hayhayjam664
    Appreciate the support guys! Whats your opinions on the boat?

    2 months ago
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    @Dllama4 Thank you so much for the spotlight man! Much appreciated.

    2 months ago
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    @yoshicraze
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    @getorge
    Thanks you for the upvotes! Whats your opinions on the boat?

    2 months ago
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    @ThePilotDude
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    @AtomicCashew
    thanks for the upvotes! thoughts on the boat?

    2 months ago
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    @Struller78 glad I was able to capture alot of the details

    2 months ago
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    @Supercraft888 I think it's very detail and realistic

    2 months ago
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    @Supercraft888 Np!

    2 months ago
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    Thank you so much for the Spotlights @jamesPLANESii and @Zanguard really appreciate the support!

    2 months ago
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    @Marschall that fleet is ready to invade!

    2 months ago
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    @EternalDarkness thank you!

    2 months ago
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    @Kaos I should add a flag next time, thanks for the suggestion. As for adding a vehicle, I did initially add one, but it caused the part count to increase dramatically, and lag the game alot

    2 months ago
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