Landing Craft, Infantry and Fire Support

Landing Craft, Infantry and Fire Support

Described by one soldier as "a metal box designed by a sadist to move soldiers across the water,Â?? the Landing Craft, Infantry was a large beaching craft intended to deliver an infantry company to a hostile shore, once the beachhead was secured. The LCI and its vehicle-delivery counterpart, the Landing Ship, Medium were widely used by the allies during World War II. Later, the hulls of these ships were used as the basis for a fire support ship. While the landing… (more)