Landing Platform, Helicopter

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A Landing Platform, Helicopter Cruiser is a warship designed to deliver troops into a war zone by helicopter, but which usually has a limited capability of landing troops by sea using small landing craft. These ships often resemble traditional Aircraft Carriers, although they are invariably much smaller.

These ships are the indirect functional descendants of the Escort aircraft carriers used by the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy in World War II. The WW II vessels did not have helicopters but were similar in size and in polyvalence.

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