Swimming Shermans

Sherman DD amphibious tank of World War II

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Swimming Shermans

Sherman DD amphibious tank of World War II

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The Sherman DD (Duplex Drive) tank was designed by the Allies specifically for the D-Day landings; enveloped in a waterproofed canvas screen, the tank was launched at sea from landing craft and then 'swam' slowly to shore, where the screens were deflated, allowing the tanks to operate as fighting vehicles. Exploring the development and modifications of the Sherman DD, this book discusses its many variants, including the prototype Valentine DD tank and its role as a training tank in Britain and limited operational use in Italy, 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development · Operational History · Variants · Colour plate commentary

Product details

Published May 30 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841769837
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 123
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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David Fletcher

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

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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