Osprey New Vanguard 115 : Landing Ship Tank (LST) 1942-2002
The Landing Ship Tank (LST) is one of the most famous of the many World War II amphibious warfare ships. Capable of discharging its cargo directly onto shore and extracting itself, the LST provided the backbone of all Allied landings between 1943 and 1945, notably during the D-Day invasion. Through its history, the LST saw service from late 1942 until late 2002, when the US Navy decommissioned the USS Frederick (LST-1184), the last ship of its type. This book reveals the development and use of the LST, including its excellence beyond its initial design expectations. Text by Gordon Rottman with illustrations by Tony Bryan.
- Design and Development of the LST
- Variants and Users
- Weapons and Tactics
- Operational History
- Colour Plate Commentary
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