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The Essences of Landing Craft Tank (LCT)

 March 15, 2018

Landing Craft Tank (LCT) is usually called a shallow water draft vessel. Living up with this nicknames, most of the landing craft were made with U bottom shape to be able to have a maximum of 4 meters draft level (depending on the size of the vessel). U shape bottom helps the landing craft to attain a low draft level by increasing the surface area to support the vessel to float. Having this advantage, landing craft tank can access archipelago countries as well as a country with low infrastructure without a hassle.

There are two things that become the essence of building a landing craft tank, low water draft level, and ramp door. To maintain the purpose of landing craft whose made to be able to berth everywhere, having a low draft level is the important aspect of the landing craft tank. Furthermore, to be able to reach the edge of the land, landing craft has what so called a landing craft which can be open and act as a bridge to connect the landing craft and the land. Therefore, having a low draft level and ramp door to reach the edge of the land is the essences of landing craft tank.

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