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    Landing Craft, Infantry and Fire Support (New Vanguard) (Paperback) By (author) Gordon L. Rottman

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    DescriptionDescribed by one soldier as a metal box designed by a sadist to move soldiers across the water, the Landing Craft, Infantry was a large beaching craft intended to deliver an infantry company to a hostile shore, once the beachhead was secured. The LCI and its vehicle-delivery counterpart, the Landing Ship, Medium were widely used by the allies during World War II. Later, the hulls of these ships were used as the basis for a fire support ship. While the landing ships were phased out after the Korean War, some fire support craft remained in use throughout the Vietnam War.

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    Landing Craft, Infantry and Fire Support
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gordon L. Rottman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846034350
    ISBN 10: 1846034353

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Approval Code: A14204063, N44095000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    BIC subject category V2: JWMV2
    DC22: 623.8256
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: V895 .R68 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: JWCK, JWMV
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    23 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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 Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.
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    "Rottman tells the developmental and operational history of these important amphibious craft. Although the British requested the initial craft from American shipbuilders for use in the European Theater, the Americans used them to great effect in the Pacific Theater (of course, the Americans also used them in the European Theater). Rottman explores the transition of the use of the craft from a purely transport of men and equipment to a platform of significant firepower (they were used as close-in support where larger naval vessels could not go because the water depth was too shallow)... Finally, the illustrations by Peter Bull in the book are excellent. They are full of detail and provide the color schemes of the craft that black and white photographs obviously can't provide." -Jeff Grim, "Collected Miscellany (www.collectedmiscellany.com)" "Expanding of their ever growing range of fine reference books, Osprey Publishing has announced the latest release in their Vanguard range -n