The landing craft air cushion (LCAC) is a high-speed, over-the-beach fully amphibious landing craft capable of carrying a 60-75 ton payload. It is used to transport weapons systems, equipment, cargo and personnel from ship to shore and across the beach. The advantages of air-cushion landing craft are numerous. They can carry heavy payloads, such as an M-1 tank, at high speeds. Their payload and speed mean more forces reach the shore in a shorter time, with shorter intervals between trips. The air cushion allows this vehicle to reach more than 70 percent of the world's coastline compared to only 17% with conventional landing craft. Item No 07302 Item Name USMC Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Bar Code 9580208073026 Scale 1:72 Item Type Static Kit Model Brief Length:372mm Width:198.6 mm Height: 95mm Total Parts 338pcs Metal Parts n/a Photo Etched Parts 1pcs Film Parts n/a Resin Parts n/a Total Sprues 9 sprues, lower hull , deck and cushion Paint Schemes United States Marine Corps , LCAC Released Date 2009-04 More Features " Hull - One-piece hull with full deck made from four-directional slide moulds - Cargo deck scupper pattern finely rendered - One-piece cushion with"