Landing Craft & Amphibians

Seaborne Vessels in the 20th Century

Ben Skipper

From the wars of antiquity to the recent events in South West Asia, landing craft and amphibians have been an ever-present sea borne and battle space asset in one form or another for the commander wanting to get boots on the ground.
Date Published :
March 2022
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
LandCraft
Illustration :
200 color & mono illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781399092135
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 11.6 X 8.2 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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From the wars of antiquity to the recent events in South West Asia, landing craft and amphibians have been an ever-present sea borne and battle space asset in one form or another for the commander wanting to get boots on the ground. Refined during the Second World War with the introduction of the Amphibian, and again with the perfection of the hovercraft, the landing craft’s finest hour in popular consciousness occurred on 6 June 1944.

This LandCraft title focuses on Landing Craft and Amphibian development during the Second World War as versatile sea borne assets. The book also looks at the post-war evolution of the Landing Craft and Amphibians, and how the simple concepts of their design remain alive and in use almost a century later.

This LandCraft title offers the modeler an exciting range of subjects, era and theater choices, especially those modeling the Second World War.

About The Author
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Ben Skipper, a RAF veteran, is an avid modeler and writer of military themes, specializing in 20th century subjects. Skipper’s work has been featured in previous Pen & Sword titles and has, on occasion, won prizes.

His interest in British armor was cemented by a visit to the Kings Royal Hussars in the early 90s as an undergraduate in the Territorial Army. Upon graduation Ben Skipper joined the RAF, where he served for five years, clocking up the air miles in a range of RAF transport aircraft including the VC10 and C17.

It was while serving with the RAF that his first foray into writing occurred, reporting on his experiences of a Kosovo/FYROM tour for an in-service trade magazine. On leaving the RAF, Skipper continued to develop his writing and research skills working within the third sector and NHS researching military and veteran subculture. Some of this work would be used to shape key government veteran policies.

REVIEWS
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"...provides a nice mix of supporting text and images which overview the landing craft mostly used by the Allied nations in World War II and beyond..."

- Naval Historical Foundation

"...will be of great interest to modelers and naval enthusiasts alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"...a super book for both the enthusiast and modeler alike. Well worth picking up."

- ModelingMadness.Com

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