Landing Craft, Infantry and Fire Support

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-23
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
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The design, development, operation and history of the machinery of warfare through the ages

Author Biography

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 Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Landing Craft, Infantry - Developmentp. 5
LCI(L) Constructionp. 7
LCI(L) Descriptionp. 14
Below decks
Main deck
Forecastle and ramps
LCI Variantsp. 20
Landing Craft, Infantry (Gun)
Landing Craft, Infantry (Rocket)
Landing Craft, Infantry (Mortar)
Landing Craft, Support (Large) Mk 3
Landing Ship, Mediump. 26
Landing Ship, Medium (Rocket)
Operational Historyp. 32
LCI and LSM units
Fire support missions
Landing missions
The crews
Early use in the Pacific
LCIs assault Sicily
Rocket boats at Kwajalein
LSMs at Ormoc
LCI(M)s at Okinawa
The Vessels Rememberedp. 47
Bibliographyp. 47
Indexp. 48
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