Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 1942-2002

Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 1942-2002

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By (author) Gordon L. Rottman, Illustrated by Tony Bryan, Illustrated by Peter Sarson

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 56 pages
  • Dimensions: 182mm x 242mm x 8mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841769231
  • ISBN 13: 9781841769233
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 172,036

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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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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 Centre for 12 years and is now a freelance writer. He lives in Cypress, Texas.

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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 "