assault craft

Related to assault craft: landing craft

assault craft

A landing craft or amphibious vehicle primarily employed for landing troops and equipment in the assault waves of an amphibious operation.
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For the next two years, often guided by Churchill himself, the Western Allies developed assault craft, raised units of their in the Channel paratroops and commandos, and learned how to make successful assaults from the sea.
On June 6, 1944, about 7,000 naval vessels, including battleships, destroyers and assault craft, attacked German positions on the Normandy coast and landed more than 132,000 ground troops on the beaches.
On June 6, 1944, some 7,000 naval vessels, including battleships, destroyers and assault craft, attacked German positions on the Normandy coast and landed more than 132,000 ground troops on the beaches.
Nearly 7000 vessels, including battleships, destroyers, minesweepers and assault craft, poured across the English Channel to land more than 132,000 ground troops across five Normandy beaches.
Also taking part in the exercise is the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), a class of air-cushion vehicle (hovercraft) used as landing craft by the United States Navy's Assault Craft Units.
Navy's Flag Officer In Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad confirmed Thursday morning that three Navy vessels called Multipurpose Assault Craft (MPAC), which were acquired recently, are armed with missiles.
He's also reportedly suggested fitting tractors with guns, disguising mobile missile launchers as Coca-Cola lorries and turning old ferries into beach assault craft. If you really do have ferries to hand, Gavin, Chris Grayling needs some.
Spearheaded by HMS Albion, the Royal Navy had brought a six-vessel flotilla, in addition to assault craft, while the RAF were represented by their own Typhoon fighters, as well as Apache and Chinook helicopters, the kind that is now a mainstay of most movies in popular culture.
The America ARG consists of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), operated with embarked 15th MEU, the "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, detachments from Assault Craft Unit 5, Naval Beach Group 1, Beachmaster Unit 1, Fleet Surgical Team 1 and Tactical Air Control Squadron 11.
As the first Canadian cameraman to land on the beaches of Normandy, Bud Roos remembered, "You can hear funny little bees running by your ear, and my only thought was, 'Why are people dropping here and here and why am I still walking?' but I kept walking anyway." Of the 30 men in his assault craft, only he and two others made it ashore alive.
The newest FACs are six Multi-Purpose Assault Craft (MPAC).