The LCVP, or Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel, was an American assault boat that saw widespread use in both European and Pacific theaters. It was famous for its ability to transport an entire platoon of troops from ship to shore, and extricate itself without being beached.
The LCVP is a naval craft featured in Battlefield 1942 for the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army. It can transport up to six people in passenger slots and a few more if they jump into the boat manually, though this does cause visual glitches. There are seats for the driver and a single gunner manning an M2 Browning. In front of the driver are another four slots for passengers.
The craft's sole purpose is transportation of troops onto land, and the driver can manually open the front ramp to allow the troops inside the LCVP but not in an attached position to exit. Because the vessel's armour is weak, meaning it can suffer against land-based heavy machine guns and enemy fighters, and the machine gun is only effective against infantry, the LCVP is unsuitable for engaging in combat against naval vessels or hostile vehicles.
The Road to Rome
In The Road to Rome, the LCVP is used by the Royal Italian Army, the United States Army and the British Army. It is identical in stats to the LCVP in the base game, however the Italian one has an RIA insignia on it.
- Battle of Midway
- Iwo Jima
- Invasion of the Philippines
- Omaha Beach
- Battle for Anzio
- Operation Husky
- Operation Baytown
Boats are the initial spawn points for the Royal Army at the beginning of each round on Inland Invasion and for the National Army on night version of Inland Invasion. They are located a short distance of the coast on both versions of the map.
The LCVP is a naval craft featured in Battlefield 1943 on Wake Island and Iwo Jima. There are always 4 LCVPs attached to the USMC Carrier, and mount 2 .30 calibre M1919 machine guns, as well as having space for 3 passengers and a driver as well as the 2 gunners. The LCVP can also be found on Wake Island when the USMC controls the Airfield flag, and can be useful for flanking attacks or reinforcing positions.
Unlike in Battlefield 1942 the players can't enter the boat manually (without 'hopping in') and the driver does not need to open the doors upon reaching the land or objective. The LCVP can also be vulnerable to aircraft fire.
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It carries the driver, who operates from a fully enclosed position in the hull center, two gunners behind shielded M1919 MGs, and five other passengers. Teammates may spawn upon the vehicle as long as one of the positions is occupied, allowing it to act as a mobile spawn point similar to a halftrack. While the vehicle is one of the more resilient light vehicles in terms of health, the vehicle presents a large target, and all passengers except the driver are exposed to gunfire and can be killed by splash damage from explosions. Drivers should therefore attempt to avoid damage wherever possible to protect the onboard crew.
Upon placing the front of the vehicle on a beach or firm ground, the landing ramp will drop. Despite appearances, players still need to pressto disembark. While afloat, players exit the vehicle by jumping overboard. So long as the LCVP's propeller is in water, the vehicle may be maneuvered, allowing it to reverse back into the water once passengers have disembarked.
LCVPs are always deployed from Landing Ship, Tanks within US spawn areas. They are suspended above the water by winches, which then drop the vessel into the water once the driver attempts to move forward. As the LCVP is a neutral vehicle, this also means it can be stolen by an enemy team, preventing it from respawning on the LST and allowing its mobile spawn point ability to be used against the US. To avoid this, players can beach the vehicles far inland or in such a way that it cannot easily be refloated.
Wrecks of LCVPs are found as static map objects littering the beach on Iwo Jima. The map also features scripted LCVPs that AI-controlled land troops outside the battle area to the east of the US deployment of Beachhead Red.