By Steven J. Zaloga
The 1st prototype for the LVT (Landing car Tracked) was once accomplished in July 1941, its layout in accordance with the Alligator, a tracked amphibious automobile constructed for rescue operations within the swamps of Florida. notwithstanding the early perception of amtrac operations predicted utilizing LVTs exclusively as provide autos, at Tarawa amtracs verified their application as attack autos to hold troops, resulting in the improvement of latest types. This booklet covers the evolution of amtracs, from the 1st LVT-1 to the LVT-7; their various variations; and their use all through international battle II and beyond.
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