Date of this Version
PC 315/1-1-163 (formerly EIG-42)
The cover and the forward claim that PC 315/1-1-63 is a publication of the, then new, intelligence Production Center of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
This appears to be an excellent technical-intelligence type document about American weapons and equipment. It could just as easily be a product of Soviet military intelligence. It contains descriptions and illustrations about various categories of landing craft and equipment. The categories of material covered include:
- Landing Craft
- Landing Ships
- Amphibious Vehicles
- Support Ships (including command ships and fire support ships) and
- Auxiliary equipment
The appendices contain information about:
- The capacities of various types of craft
- Comparisons of various type of craft
- Samples of beaching loads for various types of craft
In addition, the document contains a lengthy list of classification symbols for landing craft. It also contains a glossary.
The distribution list is much more extensive than the distribution list for a typical Engineer Intelligence Guide.