Landing craft are vessels used by navies to drop-off landing forces from sea to shore.
The Higgins boat is a ship that can carry about forty men. The Landing Craft Gun (LCG) was similar and was intended to give supporting fire to the landing. They are seen in Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One and Call of Duty: World at War. It is also seen in the DS version of Call of Duty: World at War.
The LVT-4 Buffalo/Alligator amphibian is featured in Call of Duty 2, used by Army Rangers to cross the Rhine river and attack Wallendar. It also appeared in Call of Duty: World at War, used by the Marine Raiders in beach landings on Peleliu.
Higgins boats transporting Army Rangers in Normandy.
The guns of a landing craft as seen on the Nintendo DS. A Landing craft can be seen in the background.
and the Marine Raiders in a landing craft.