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Bancroft LCM3 1/16 Scale 970mm (38") Landing Craft - RTR

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LCM3 1/16 Scale Landing Craft from Bancroft - RTR - BNC1006-003

Conquer the waves with Bancroft, the world’s premier RC Boat brand available exclusively at Motion RC! Bancroft’s line of RC vessels is as vast as the seven seas, specializing in high scale RC Warships, Yachts, Speedboats, and more! Equally at home on your mantle with its included display stand or sailing on calm lakes or pools, Bancroft vessels are made of high-quality materials including ABS, fiberglass, real wood, and photo-etched brass and steel parts.

Bancroft's military series of RC vessels introduces the 1/16 scale LCM3 Landing Craft. The Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) was a landing craft designed for carrying vehicles. They came to prominence during the World War II, landing troops and tanks during Allied amphibious assaults including D-Day in Normandy, 1944.

Display this vessel on your mantle or astonish your RC boat club with this functional RTR (Ready to Run) RC landing craft. Delivered Ready to Run (RTR), the landing craft can be operating within minutes of arrival, using the included 2.4Ghz radio transmitter and 2s Li-Ion battery. Only four AA batteries and minimal assembly is required.

This Landing Craft is in the same 1/16 scale as our Heng Long tanks, specifically the 1/16 scale M4 Sherman. Transport and deploy your 1/16 scale Sherman tank to the beachhead!

Visit the Official Bancroft LCM3 1/16 Scale Landing Craft Thread on for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Powerful Dual Motors

Powerful Dual Motors

Twin 390 sized brushed motors power the LCM-3 over smooth and choppy water alike. The vessel is balanced for capable stability with or without your added vehicle in its transport hold.

Functioning Launch Door

A remotely operated servo winch can lower and raise the launch ramp, just like the real LCM-3! Recreate storming the beaches of Normandy with this realistic function.

Functioning Launch Door
Detailed Surfaces

Detailed Surfaces

Textured decks and painted machine guns are just some of the scale details finished out-of-the-box.

Detailed Cover

The detailed cover conceals the vessel's drive system and 2.4Ghz receiver. Simply lift the cover to quickly change the 2s battery without any tools!

Detailed Cover
Protected Dual Props

Protected Dual Props

Just like the historic vessel, this model's twin screws (propellers) are protected by the hull's shape. The vessel's shallow draft and shielded rudders make it ideal for navigating shallow water and driving onto the shoreline.

Exceptional Scale Realism

Arriving completely painted, weathered, and detailed as shown, the Bancroft 1/16 scale LCM3 Landing Craft is the largest Ready to Run (RTR) Landing Craft on the market. Take your 1/16 tank reenactments to the next level by transporting, deploying, and retrieving them with a fully functional Landing Craft!

Exceptional Scale Realism
Balanced Hull

Balanced Hull

Molded from ABS, the entire model is balanced out of the box for stability in smooth and choppy water on appropriately sized RC-friendly ponds, pools, lakes, and marinas. The vessel's low displacement makes it easy to drive and maneuver.

Transport and Deploy!

Deposit your provided 1/16 scale M4 Sherman or other similarly sized vehicle exactly where you want it on any shallow shoreline. Retract the landing ramp and reverse back into deeper water until the mission is complete!

1/16 Scale

1/16 Scale

The model is 1/16 for impressive size and detail.


  • RTR (Ready to Run) with 2.4Ghz radio, receiver, battery, and charger
  • All Electronics are pre-installed
  • Fully Painted and Detailed
  • Zero assembly required --Get underway in minutes!
  • 2.4Ghz radio system and all electronics Pre-Installed
  • Durable molded hull, lower deck, and pilot house
  • Perfectly sized for 1/16 scale M4 Sherman tank (not included)
  • Twin 390 size motors with steel drive shafts and shielded rudders
  • Quick-Detach Superstructure for easy access to the ship's interior
  • Rated for calm ponds, pools, and lakes appropriate for RC Boats


  • Bancroft 1/16 Scale LCM3 Landing Craft - RTR
  • 2.4Ghz Radio and Receiver, pre-installed
  • Twin motor drive system, pre-installed, with XT60 battery connector
  • Steering servo, pre-installed
  • 2s 7.4V Battery
  • 2s Battery Charger


  • Four (4) AA-sized 1.5V dry cell batteries, Alkaline or NiMH - we recommend Admiral AA NiMH 2600mAh rechargeable batteries
  • Ballast weight (3325-3675 grams depending on user's preference and if a 1/16 scale M4 Sherman tank is being transported)
Important Information - Please Read

Bancroft model boats are molded and hand finished using very intricate details and parts including metal, wood, plastic, and fiberglass. Because of their hand made nature, minor imperfections in the fiberglass, metalwork, or painting may exist. These potential imperfections will not affect the seaworthiness of the vessel or the overall scale boating experience. Bancroft scale RC boats are fragile so care should be taken when moving or transporting your model.

Some of the electronics in this Bancroft boat, including the Battery, ESC, Motor, and Receiver, are NOT intended to get wet; they are NOT water resistant. If any of these electronic components get wet and you attempt to operate your model, the water can cause an electrical short-circuit and void your warranty. In the rare instance that you get water inside your vessel, you should drain the water completely and allow all electronics to fully dry before attempting to operate your model.

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 1 hour




970mm / 38.1in


265mm / 10.4in


270mm / 10.6in

Hull Material



7.4V 2800mAh

Battery Quantity


Battery Connector



390 Brushed Motor, 1 winch servo

Motor Quantity


Propeller Material


Contra-Rotating Propeller




ESC Waterproof


ESC Quantity




Receiver Channels


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