Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Royal Marines Landing Craft & Viking Armored Vehicles storming the beach (pic)...
Pictured are Royal Navy Marines taking part in a simulated beach landing using Landing Platform Dock ships.
The Assault Ship HMS Bulwark is visable in the distance. The Marines were part of the NATO Exercise, Trident Juncture.
The role of the Landing Platform Dock ships, HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion, is to deliver the punch of the Royal Marines ashore by air and by sea, with boats from the landing dock in the belly of the ship and by assault helicopter from the two-spot flight deck. LPDs can carry 256 troops, with their vehicles and combat supplies, and this can be swollen up to 405 troops.
HMS Bulwark (L15) is able to flex her amphibious muscle to respond quickly to any crisis and world events.
The LCVP MK5 is 15.5 metres long and 4.3 metres wide and capable of carrying a close combat company of thirty five fully equipped Commandos (or vehicles such as the Viking). The LCVP MK5 can travel up to twenty-five knots and has a range of over two hundred and ten nautical miles.