By Steven J. Zaloga
The 1st prototype for the LVT (Landing motor vehicle Tracked) used to be accomplished in July 1941, its layout in accordance with the Alligator, a tracked amphibious automobile built for rescue operations within the swamps of Florida. although the early perception of amtrac operations predicted utilizing LVTs completely as offer autos, at Tarawa amtracs verified their application as attack cars to hold troops, resulting in the improvement of recent versions. This booklet covers the evolution of amtracs, from the 1st LVT-1 to the LVT-7; their various editions; and their use all through international conflict II and beyond.
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43 Elmer E. Wickersham. Land Torpedo. United States Patent 1407969, filed 28 February 1922. 44 Shaker and Wise, War without Men: Robots on the Future Battlefield, 22. 45 Ibid. 46 Laurence R. Newcome, Unmanned Aviation: A Brief History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Reston: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004), 16–21. 47 Shaker and Wise, War without Men: Robots on the Future Battlefield, 21. 48 Ibid. 49 Joseph Moretz, The Royal Navy and the Capital Ship in the Interwar Period: An Operational Perspective (London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2002), 128–29.
Michael Barnes and Florian Jentsch (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011), 375–80. 101 Jeffrey W. Morin, Design, Fabrication and Mechanical Optimization of Multi-Scale Anisotrophic Feet for Terrestrial Locomotion (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011), 17–19. 102 For a good outline of the miniaturisation of technology over time: see Manuel DeLanda, War in the Age of Intelligent Machines (New York: Swerve Editions, 1991), 146–54. 35 This page has been left blank intentionally Chapter 3 Justifications for the Employment of Unmanned Systems this chapter explores the moral reasoning behind the use of unmanned systems.
46 Laurence R. Newcome, Unmanned Aviation: A Brief History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Reston: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004), 16–21. 47 Shaker and Wise, War without Men: Robots on the Future Battlefield, 21. 48 Ibid. 49 Joseph Moretz, The Royal Navy and the Capital Ship in the Interwar Period: An Operational Perspective (London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2002), 128–29. 50 Jean-Denis Lepage, German Military Vehicles of World War II: An Illustrated Guide to Cars, Trucks, Half-Tracks, Motorcycles, Amphibious Vehicles and Others (Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2007), 164–66.
Amtracs: US Amphibious Assault Vehicles (New Vanguard, Volume 30) by Steven J. Zaloga