Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 1942–2002

Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 1942–2002 cover

Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 1942–2002

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development of the LST · Variants and users · Weapons and tactics · Operational history · Bibliography · Color plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published Dec 10 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841769233
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 41 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 115
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

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Tony Bryan

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