Swimming Shermans: Sherman DD Amphibious Tank of World War II

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The Sherman DD (Duplex Drive) tank was designed by the Allies specifically for the D-Day landings; enveloped in a waterproofed canvas screen, the tank was launched at sea from landing craft and then 'swam' slowly to shore, where the screens were deflated, allowing the tanks to operate as fighting vehicles. Exploring the development and modifications of the Sherman DD, this book discusses its many variants, including the prototype Valentine DD tank and its role as a training tank in Britain and limited operational use in ...

Swimming Shermans: Sherman DD Amphibious Tank of World War II 2006, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781841769837

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