LCI, really useful in the Solomons and around Tarawa.
They load and unload really quick and a good way of guaranteeing a strong force ashore on DDay, plus I have a feeling the troops are less disrupted (could be wrong)
Good for carrying a few supplies around bases, a hub set up at Lunga or Munda will distribute to bases close by.
Thanks. One confusing thing (of a number of confusing things!) is this little table in the manual that talks about amphibious invasion benefits:
The basic amphibious values for ship classes are as follows:
LST, LSD, LSV 100
LCVP, LCM, LCT, LSM, AG 75
AP, CS, APD 50
Japanese bonus through March 1942 +200
Note no benefit listed for LCI, even though they really are Landing Craft. This would imply that they aren't meant to be used for amphibious invasion. Still, the quick load and quick unload are valuable.