As a shallow-water Navy fan, this is an exciting kit.
For you deep water folks, this is a 2nd series Landing Craft Infantry (Large), LCI-351 class, featuring larger superstructure, different conning tower and heavier armament than LCI(L)-1 class.
LCI(L)-351 class were in many, many places, first alongside LCI-1 class and then later, with the no-side-ramps / bow-doors / modified forecastle, in company with final LCI(L)-402 class.
LCI(L)-351 class can also be converted to early LCI(G) gunboats and LCI(M) mortar boats, with a wee bit of effort.
LCI(L)s were built in 14 shipyards (both coasts and Chicago(!), so hull numbers are not class-sequential and detail variants abound, as do camo options.
'Takes up a wee bit more shelf space than a 1/700 Fletcher.
REALLY happy to see this kit!