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Shan-class landing ship tank

The Shan class landing ship tank is an extensively modernized US Navy LST-1 class boat originally developed in the 1940s. The landing ship , also known as the tank landing ship, has a displacement of 600-10 000 tons and can carry several to dozens of tanks and hundreds of soldiers. Its cruising capacity is generally 200-6000 km, and the speed is 20-40 km/h. This allows the landing troops to reach the landing point directly from the starting point, without the need to transfer in the middle, greatly simplifying and speeding up the landing process. The ability is much stronger than the landing craft. The world's first landing ship was converted from a British tanker in the early days of the Second World War. In 1940, the UK built the first LST1 class large landing ships.

Prior to the advent of dedicated landing ships, landing operations were carried out using the ship's rafts and requisitioned civilian ships. The ancient Greek and Roman fleets have repeatedly transported heavy armored infantry to land on the Mediterranean coast. In the fifteenth century BC, the Egyptian Pharaoh also led several ships to land in Syria. In the Middle Ages, the Crusaders first used a flat-bottomed transport ship with a "gate". The ship opened to the beach and the "gate" opened. The knights jumped into the bay and went straight to the coast. All these vessels used to transport the soldiers can be called the ancient "landing ship", which is the prototype of the modern landing ship.

The landing ship, also known as the tank landing ship, has a displacement of 600-10 000 tons and can carry several to dozens of tanks and hundreds of soldiers. Its cruising capacity is generally 200-6000 km, and the speed is 20-40 km/h. This allows the landing troops to reach the landing point directly from the starting point, without the need to transfer in the middle, greatly simplifying and speeding up the landing process. The ability is much stronger than the landing craft. The world's first landing ship was converted from a British tanker in the early days of the Second World War. In 1940, the UK built the first LST1 class large landing ships. Since then, a number of landing ships have been built in some countries. After the war, the landing ship increased its speed, added a helicopter platform, equipped with anti-aircraft missiles, and used side-stage propellers and new landing devices to greatly improve tactical technical performance.

The Tank landing ship is a landing ship mainly based on transporting tanks. It has a large displacement, large size and large load. It is a type of landing ship that was more developed during the Second World War and after the war. One of the most obvious features of a tank landing ship is its huge tank bay for tanks and other combat equipment.Tank landing ship tank landing shipThere are two types of tank landing ships: large and medium-sized landing ships with displacements of 2000 to 10,000 tons, endurance of more than 3,000 nautical miles, and can load 10 to 20 tanks and hundreds of landing soldiers. The medium-sized tank landing ship has a full displacement of 600-1000 tons and a range of more than 1000 nautical miles. It can load several tanks and about 200 people. The speed of the tank landing ship is 12-20 knots. It is equipped with several doors and is easy to sail in the near beach and shallow waters. The first tank landing ship in human history was converted from a tanker during the Second World War.




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