yes, "5-10 million unnecessary deaths as a result of WW2 lasting 6 months longer than it should have" and not just an LVT but "The Hobart Buffalo", with a picture at the bottom of the page of a LVT in calm water, non-combat(no weapons visible, half the soldiers wearing ball caps). Now the sides of LVT are steel plate and may deflect .30 caliber bullet. An LVT is open top and the bad guys are above, not good. An LVT may be tracked, but it has half the speed of a LCVP in the water. Nowhere did he say how the next waves get in. I guess my magic LVT cruises to the beach, shoots out pillboxes, up the draws, discharge the troops, back to the water, back to the ship. my final thought. depending on where you read it, between 125,000 and 175,000 landed on D-Day(midnite to midnite). Allied casualties about 5,000. so 150,000 landed, 5000 casualties works out to 3.3%, not bad for an opposed landing on a hostile shore.