US Amphibious Tanks of World War II


Written by Steven J. Zaloga

Illustrated by Henry Morshead

This 48 page book is number 192 in Osprey’s New Vanguard series.

This book focuses on the US development of several amphibious tanks during World War II. Due to the vulnerability of these types of specialized crafts that were used for amphibious landings the need for deep-wading systems became apparent. In brief but concise form the author discusses the various developments that took place at that time.


  • Introduction
  • Early American
  • Amphibious Tanks
  • Operation Torch
  • Operation Husky
  • Operation Overlord
  • The Duplex Drive Tank
  • Other Specialized Amphibious Tanks for D-Day
  • The D-Day Assault
  • Utah Beach
  • Operation Dragoon
  • Pacific Theater of Operations
  • The Ritchie Project
  • The T6 Device at Okinawa
  • River-Crossing Tanks
  • Further Reading
  • Index

Included are period photographs, colorful illustrations and cutaway artwork.

Paperback: US $17.95/PDF $14.36/ePub $14.36