Landing Craft Rocket/Related Articles
From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Landing Craft Rocket: Second World War vessel for a variant of naval gunfire support in amphibious warfare. Along with the landing craft carrying troops, some landing craft would be filled with rows of multiple rocket launchers, so that a massive amount of fire could be delivered alongside or just ahead of the troops, stunning defenders that survived.
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- Amphibious warfare : The set of techniques, equipment, specialized units, and methods of training needed to move troops across water, and deliver them to land, ready for immediate combat.
- Multiple rocket launcher : In modern use, a family of mobile artillery systems, firing unguided rockets intended for area-effect coverage, complementing howitzers for point targets. These systems, however, increasingly use guided rounds.