Daihatsu-class Landing Craft
|Builder||Hatsudoki Seizo Company, Limited|
|Machinery||One diesel engine rated at 60hp|
|Range||100nm at 7.5 knots, 50nm at 8.5 knots|
|Armament||Optional 2x light machine guns, optional 2x or 3x 25mm/60 anti-aircraft guns|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
This article refers to the entire Daihatsu-class; it is not about an individual vessel.
ww2dbaseThe Daihatsu-class landing craft design, short for okata hatsudo kitei (large motorized boat; the leading "o" changes to "dai" when taken apart from the rest of word), was developed by the Japanese Army to deliver troops and supplies onto beaches. The bow of these landing craft were hinged and could be lowered as ramps. Each of these 21-ton craft could carry one light tank, 70 men, or 10 tons of general cargo. They were constructed of metal, and were powered by diesel engines. 3,229 examples were ordered by the Japanese Army.
Last Major Revision: Aug 2011
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