Landing Ship, Tank (LST) is the designation for naval vessels designed, during World War II, to support amphibious operations by carrying landing troops, vehicles and cargo onto an unimproved shore.Thought to be the brainchild of Winston Churchill, the first LSTs were built by the British. This was followed by a purpose built ship. Thereafter, the British and United States collaborated upon a joint design with the majority of the construction carried out by the US and supplied under lend-lease. The majority were produced in the United States during World War II, with eighty more were built in the United Kingdom and Canada. According to the official inventory of ships and service craft in custody and titled to the United States Navy, the Naval Vessel Register (NVR), there are SEVEN (7) CLASSES of the TYPE II LANDING SHIP, TANK (LST) on record.
|WWII TYPE II LSTs: |
|LST-1 CLASS NO NAME FOR CLASS 390 VESSELS|
| (100 LSTs canceled 16 September 1942) |
|LST-491 CLASS NO NAME FOR CLASS 50 VESSELS |
|LST-542 CLASS CHELAN COUNTY CLASS 612 VESSELS |
|POST WWII LSTs: |
|LST-1153 CLASS TALBOT COUNTY CLASS 2 VESSELS|
| (LST-1155 canceled 7 January 1946) |
|LST-1156 CLASS TERREBONNE PARISH CLASS 15 VESSELS |
|LST-1171 CLASS DE SOTO COUNTY CLASS 7 VESSELS|
| (LST-1172 canceled in 1955) |
|LST-1179 CLASS NEWPORT CLASS 20 VESSELS |
| TOTAL BUILT IN UNITED STATES 1198 VESSELS |
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
We offer our Landing Ship Tank (LST) Models in several size/scale offerings: 12 inches, 23.82 inches (1/220 scale), 27.3 inches (1/192 scale) and 43.67 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. Optional tanks and/or equipment loads can be added to your model. 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. As appropriate to the vessel and service era specified, scale aircraft with appropriate air wings, flagging and assorted deck machines are included.
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.
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