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Encyclopedia > Amphibious

Amphibious means able to use either land or water. In particular it may refer to:

It has been suggested that Landing operation be merged into this article or section. ... ‹ The template below (Citations missing) is being considered for deletion. ... An amphibious vehicle is a vehicle or craft, that is a means of transport, viable on land as well as on water - just like an amphibian. ... An amphibious or amphibian aircraft is an aircraft that can land on either land or water. ... Amphibious fish are fish that are able to leave water for extended periods of time. ... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...

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Amphibious assault ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1024 words)
Amphibious assault ships, usually shortened to amphibs, phibs or popularly known as gator freighters, denotes a range of classes of warship employed to land and support ground forces on enemy territory by an amphibious assault.
It is often said that amphibious assaults are the hardest of all military operations to coordinate.
From the great assaults of WWII to the recent 400 mile amphibious assault on Afghanistan and the attack on the Al-Faw Peninsula in Iraq, both countries have been at the forefront of developing amphibious assault doctrine and shipping.
Amphibious Forces - Navy Ships (1216 words)
An amphibious operation is a military operation launched from the sea by naval and landing forces embarked in ships or craft involving a landing on a hostile or potentially hostile shore.
The principal type of amphibious operation is the amphibious assault, which is distinguished from other types of amphibious operations in that it involves establishing a force on a hostile or potentially hostile shore.
The salient requirement of an amphibious assault, which is the principal type of amphibious operation, is the necessity for swift, uninterrupted buildup of sufficient combat power ashore from an initial zero capability to full coordinated striking power as the attack progresses toward amphibious task force (ATF) final objectives.
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