Swimming Shermans

Sherman DD amphibious tank of World War II

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Swimming Shermans

Sherman DD amphibious tank of World War II

Description

The Sherman DD (Duplex Drive) tank was a brilliant innovation; the design and development of a tank that could float and even 'swim' in water was controversial. Each tank was enveloped in a waterproofed canvas screen, launched at sea from landing craft and then 'swam' to shore, where the screens were deflated, allowing the tanks to operate as fighting vehicles. This book discusses the Sherman DD's many variants, including the prototype Valentine DD tank and examines the successes and tragic failures on the beaches of Normandy and further into North-West Europe, including the challenge of crossing the River Rhine.

Product details

Published May 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780968018
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 8 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 123
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

David Fletcher

David Fletcher MBE was born in 1942. He has writte…

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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