Landing Craft Infantry

Landing Craft Infantry

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Landing craft, Infantry or LCI were several classes of sea-going amphibious assault ships of the Second World War utilized to land large numbers of infantry directly onto beaches. They were developed in response to a British request for a vessel capable of carrying and landing substantially more troops than the wooden Landing Craft Assault (LCA). The result was a small steel ship that could land 200 troops, traveling from rear bases on its own bottom at a speed of up to 15 knots. Some 923 were built starting in 1943, serving in both the Pacific and European theaters, including a number that were converted into heavily armed beach assault support ships. Commonly called "Elsie Items," the LCI filled a niche between the small LCAs/LCVPs and the larger Landing Ship Tank (LST).show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 345g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136678934
  • 9786136678931