Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 1942-2002 (New Vanguard 115)

Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 1942-2002 (New Vanguard 115)

by Gordon L. Rottman, Tony Bryan
     
 

The Landing Ship Tank (LST) is one of the most famous of the many World War II amphibious warfare ships. Capable of discharging its cargo directly on to shore and extracting itself, the LST provided the backbone of all Allied landings between 1943 and 1945, notably during the D-Day invasion. Through its history, the LST saw service from late 1942 until late 2002,

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The Landing Ship Tank (LST) is one of the most famous of the many World War II amphibious warfare ships. Capable of discharging its cargo directly on to shore and extracting itself, the LST provided the backbone of all Allied landings between 1943 and 1945, notably during the D-Day invasion. Through its history, the LST saw service from late 1942 until late 2002, when the US Navy decommissioned the USS Frederick (LST-1184), the last ship of its type. This book reveals the development and use of the LST, including its excellence beyond its initial design expectations.

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"This book comes highly recommended for both historical and informative content & use, and an invaluable point of reference for the military modeler." -Mark Smith, Model Shipwrights

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841769233
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/10/2006
Series:
New Vanguard Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
612,605
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet the Author

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Centre for 12 years and is now a freelance writer. He lives in Cypress, Texas.

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