Amphibious transport dock, also called a landing platform/dock (LPD), vessels are used to transport and land Marines, their equipment and supplies by embarked air cushion (LCAC) or conventional landing craft and Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles (EFV) or Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) augmented by helicopters or vertical take off and landing aircraft (MV 22). These ships support amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary warfare missions and can serve as secondary aviation platforms for amphibious ready groups. As the San Antonio-class LPDs have entered service in recent years, Austin-class LPDs have been decommissioned. Collectively, these ships functionally replace over 41 ships (LPD 4, LSD 36, LKA 113, and LST 1179 classes of amphibious ships).
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
|Raleigh class||Austin class|| San Antonio class|
|USS Raleigh (LPD-1) ||USS Austin (LPD-4) ||USS San Antonio (LPD-17) |
|USS Vancouver (LPD-2) ||USS Ogden (LPD-5) ||USS New Orleans (LPD-18) |
|USS LaSalle (LPD-3) ||USS Duluth (LPD-6) ||USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) |
| ||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) ||USS Green Bay (LPD-20) |
| ||USS Dubuque (LPD-8) ||USS New York (LPD-21) |
| ||USS Denver (LPD-9) ||USS San Diego (LPD-22) |
| ||USS Juneau (LPD-10) ||USS Anchorage (LPD-23) |
| ||USS Coronado (LPD-11) ||USS Arlington (LPD-24) |
| ||USS Shreveport (LPD-12) ||USS Somerset (LPD-25) |
| ||USS Nashville (LPD-13) ||USS John P. Murtha (LPD-26) |
| ||USS Trenton (LPD-14) ||USS Portland (LPD-27) |
| ||USS Ponce (LPD-15) || |
We offer our Landing Platform Dock (LPD) Models in several poplular size/scale offerings: 12 inches, 18 inches, 28.5 inches (1/240 scale), 35.6 inchs (1/192 scale) and 57.0 inches (1/120 scale). We offer these popular sizes for easy ordering and selection. However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!
Our models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes. Customized equipment deck loads are also available upon request.
The model build time is generally 16-20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.
Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever! Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.
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