assault craft


assault craft
A landing craft or amphibious vehicle primarily employed for landing troops and equipment in the assault waves of an amphibious operation.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • landing craft — Navy. any of various flat bottomed vessels designed to move troops and equipment close to shore. [1935 40] * * * ▪ naval craft  small naval vessel used primarily to transport and tactically deploy soldiers, equipment, vehicles, and supplies from… …   Universalium


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