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US Amphibious Tanks of World War II

US Amphibious Tanks of World War II by Steven J Zaloga
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The advent of combined arms operations in World War II created the need for specialized armored vehicles. In the case of amphibious attacks, the issue arose of how best to land tanks on a beach. Although a variety of specialized landing craft were developed, the Dieppe raid in 1942 encouraged the development of tanks that could be deployed from further off-shore to limit the vulnerability of the LCT craft. The deep-wading equipment that they developed was first used during Operation Husky on Sicily in July 1943, and subsequently for Operations Avalanche (Salerno, September 1943), Shingle (Anzio, January 1944) and Overlord (Normandy, June 1944).

The US-manufactured DD tanks were used during Overlord by both US and British forces, and again in 1945 during the Rhine crossings. A detailed study of specialized US amphibious tanks, this is a book that will appeal to those interested in both Pacific and European Theaters, modellers and collectors.

Osprey Publishing Ltd; August 2012
ISBN 9781780968773
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Title: US Amphibious Tanks of World War II
Author: Steven J Zaloga
 
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9781780968773
9781849086363

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