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IJN Daihatsu Landing Craft
Since the post on the paper Daihatsu landig craft I did a bit of more googling and found some intresting information on the said vessel. A japanese page containing a number of photos from the use can be found here. Pacific Wrecks have a couple of photos of the real thing today, could be useful if scratching one.
The bow is said to be of a twin design in order to stabilize the craft while beached. Source of drawing is Taki's home page and there is plenty of Japanese amphibious things to find out about if you click Vessels under the IJA Weapons title, as well as a few amphibious tanks if you click AFV.