By Robin L. Rielly

ISBN-10: 078647422X

ISBN-13: 9780786474226

because the usa begun its crusade opposed to a number of Japanese-held islands within the Pacific, eastern strategies required them to increase new guns and techniques. the most an important to the island attacks was once a brand new staff of amphibious gunboats which can carry heavy hearth shut in to shore as American forces landed. those gunboats have been additionally to turn out very important within the interdiction of inter-island barge site visitors and, past due within the conflict, the kamikaze chance. numerous diversifications of those gunboats have been constructed, in accordance with the troop sporting LCI(L). They integrated 3 conversions of the LCI(L), with a variety of mixtures of weapons, rockets and mortars, and a fourth gunboat, the LCS(L), in response to an analogous hull yet designed as a guns platform from the start. by way of the top of the battle the amphibious gunboats had confirmed their worth.

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