Naval Landing Forces

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Naval Landing Forces


troops organized for landing from the sea or who have landed on the enemy coast.

According to the scope and objectives, naval landing forces may be strategic, operational, tactical, or reconnaissance and sabotage. Naval landing forces disembark either by the coast-to-coast method, where the landing force is transported in landing ships and disembarks directly on the shore, or by the ship-to-coast method, where the landing force is transported in transport ships and transfers into landing craft near the enemy shore.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Rolfe's JAPANESE SPECIAL NAVAL LANDING FORCES: UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT 1932-45 (1846031001, $15.95) covers the combat force wrongly termed 'Imperial Marines'.

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