1846034353 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory #
Described by one soldier as "a metal box designed by a sadist to move soldiers across the water," the Landing Craft, Infantry was a large beaching craft intended to transport and deliver an infantry rifle company to a hostile shore, once the beachhead was secured. The LCI, or as it was more commonly known, "Elsie Item," and its vehicle-delivery counterpart, the Landing Ship, Medium (LSM), were widely used by the allies during amphibious operations during World War II. They were mid-sized beaching craft filling the gap between the much larger LST and the many types of smaller bow-ramped, open cargo compartment landing craft. The LCI and LSM were the smallest landing ships assigned a Bureau of Ships hull number.
In 1943 the hulls of the LCI and LSM were used as the basis for a new type of gunboat. These specialized fire-support crafts were intended to place suppressive fire on the landing beaches using automatic cannons, rockets, and mortars. While LCI and LSM were phased out after the Korean War, some fire support craft remained in use throughout the Vietnam War.
Written by the author of Osprey's popular book on Landing Ship, Tanks, this book tells the developmental and operational history of this important tool of American amphibious military strategy that spanned three wars.
About the Author: 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.
Title: Landing Craft, Infantry and Fire Support (...
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Osprey Publishing, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_208761509
Book Description Illustrated by Peter Bull. Paperback published by Osprey, 2009. Good condition. Seller Inventory # 317912
Book Description Osprey Publishing, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Used: Very Good. Privately owned copy. Light edge wear to covers and a few pages. Binding is secure. No spine creases. Clean pages free of writing, marks or tears. Buy with confidence! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Seller Inventory # 1702280002
Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Described by one soldier as a metal box designed by a sadist to move soldiers across the water, the Landing Craft, Infantry was a large beaching craft intended to deliver an infantry company to a hostile shore, once the beachhead was secured. The LCI and its vehicle-delivery counterpart, the Landing Ship, Medium were widely used by the allies during World War II. Later, the hulls of these ships were used as the basis for a fire support ship. While the landing ships were phased out after the Korean War, some fire support craft remained in use throughout the Vietnam War. Seller Inventory # AAS9781846034350
Book Description 2009. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VR-9781846034350
Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1846034353I4N00
Book Description Osprey Publishing, 2009. Condition: Good. Peter Bull (illustrator). A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1846034353-2-4
Book Description Osprey Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: Fine. 1846034353 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI1070493
Book Description Osprey Pub Co, University Park, Illinois, U.S.A., 2009. Trade Paperback. Condition: As New. Peter Bull (illustrator). Reprint. Size: 9 3/4 x 7 1/4. Seller Inventory # 049093
Book Description Osprey Publishing, 2009. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TH9781846034350