Dave, Big Shawn has some from the top of Z Man's boat. I haven't seen them yet and he had to go to Chicago for work. I'll get them to you whan he gets back. Post one of the pics you have of it in the well so CK knows what you're talking about.
This is the only one we got of your "landing craft" - our 8 year old was in complete awe and "mesmerized" to see this. He ended up taking both of us over individually to show us the "army" boat as he called it.
it is a 1967 lcvp, landing craft vichele personel, it was assigned to the uss inchon, a helicopter air craft carrier. i know its been to vietnam, through the panama canal, getmo in cuba, liberia, lybia, lebanon, somolia [black hawk down], gulf war one, kosovo.
the purpose of it was to land marines on the beach and support them with helicopters from the carrier.
it is the exact specs as the earlier version from wwII just this one is fiberglass with armor plate. if you watch the start of saving private ryan you can see them in the back ground.
i intend to restore it to its origional condition and use it to storm beaches [ i will need a crew for that]
i'm keeping it at my shop next to the crews inn.
if anyone wants a ride let me know
you can see it on the side of the ship pictured