December 14, 2020
LCT 7074, the last surviving Landing Craft Tank from D-Day opened 12 December, with AY-PE’s digital media aboard bringing the iconic Landing Craft to life.
The LCT 7074 landing craft tank played a vital role in transporting men and supplies across the English Channel in World War Two.
It has undergone a multi-million pound restoration by National Museum of the Royal Navy with National Lottery Heritage Fund, The D-Day Story and Petrichor Design partners, to welcome visitors back onboard.
Now situated on dry land outside The D-Day Story in Portsmouth, the incredible craft gives visitors a sense of understanding and scale as they explore, whilst AY-PE’s digital media gives diverse, rich layers to the interpretation.
As well as two historic tanks, the LCT also carries:
– 8 triggered and looping ambient and immersive soundscapes (including sounds of cramped life aboard the ship, the craft’s engine and the exhilarating sounds of testing the two tanks).
– 2 edited archive AV films
– 2 3D CGI models of war vehicles
– 3 touch interactives
The interactives feature a visitor-triggered interface using tactile objects related to the LCT. The touch of an object prompts the projection of AVs which explore the ship’s life. Two other touch interactives explore 60 mixed media records and of the LCT’s people and archive stories.
A project which forged forwards despite the chaos of 2020, we were proud to manage and deliver both AV software and hardware (coordinating with Fusion LX specialists) for this unique, outdoor heritage experience.
Full case study to follow, but for now, head to our The D-Day Story page to read about our work on the rest of the D-Day experience.