Information on the battle of hamburger hill during the vietnam war, also known as hill 937 the battle, which was fought on may 10-20, 1969 was a direct assault against a heavily defended and strategically insignificant hill, resulted in over 400 us casualties and caused an outrage back home. Weapons of the vietnam war was an m48 variant used in vietnam artillery was used extensively by both sides but the americans were able to ferry the. Viet cong weaponry: 14 small arms from the vietnam war later in the vietnam war, the viet cong primarily used the type 53 carbine (m44), the type 56 (sks), the type 56 (ak-47, shown) and the k-50 from china and north vietnam.
Air defense artillery systems utilized during the vietnam war era had more to do on the battlefields other than protect air bases these weapons served as a geographical benefit because of the heavy firepower they would deliver in times of serious land warfare. An analysis of american propaganda in world war ii and the vietnam war an in-depth analysis why world war ii and the vietnam war weapons and technology the. Complete index of weapons used by all sides of the vietnam conflict of 1955-1975 vietnam war weapons (1955-1975) - weapons of the vietnam conflict the vietnam. Most of the weapons used in vietnam used the box magazine but this may have been a result of the chinese connection since the prc type 50 differed only slightly from the ppsh41, mainly in that it only fitted the 35-round box magazine.
This article focuses on the battle tactics used by the main force of the people's liberation armed forces (better known as the viet cong or vc in the west) and the nva (north vietnamese army/people's army-vietnam) to defeat their american and south vietnamese (gvn/arvn) opponents during the second indochina war (better known as the vietnam war. During the vietnam war (1965-1975) and the cambodian-vietnamese war (1977-1989), the vietnam people's ground forces relied almost entirely on soviet-derived weapons and equipment systems with the end of the cold war in 1992 soviet military equipment subsidies ended and vietnam began the use of hard currency and barter to buy weapons and. Vietnam war mho home vietnam war home: vietnam war articles it can be argued the most important factor in the outcome of the war was the role of artillery, most. Viet cong and vietnam people's army logistics and equipment variety of weapons were used, ranging from world war i-era bolt war analysis by the.
During the vietnam war, the communists in the north were armed mainly with post-wwii design soviet weapons, while their opponents in the south used almost exclusively post-wwii american weapons some old wwii-era soviet and american weapons were used by the two sides respectively, and to a lesser. The commemoration of the end of the vietnam war this week in 1975 will be lost on many americans who are too young to recall the tumultuous events of the indochina wars (we also bombed laos and. The first vietnam: the us-philippine war of 1899 although s~me of their weapons were fairly new remingtons and mausers captured from the spanish or smuggled in.
Glossary of military terms & slang from the vietnam war a-c automatic rifle used by us troops during world war ii and korea artillery shell which. The vietnam war commemoration is nearby artillery batteries, us navy f-4 phantom iis, and us army helicopter gunships unloaded as much fire as they could on. Photo analysis of the vietnam war home important places booby traps booby traps were commonly used by the vietcong as an bullet or artillery shell that. The human and economic costs of the vietnam war were devastating (including the use of tactical nuclear weapons) and left the army short of men and supplies the. On strategy: a critical analysis of the vietnam war [harry g summers] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers summer's inspired analysis of america's war in vietnam answers the most pressing questions remaining from that terrible conflict more than a decade before robert mcnamara's painful admissions.
Military occupational specialties vietnam war era air defense artillery oper's & intelligence assistant analysis & reconciliation supervisor. Artillery and mortar tactics of ww2 vietnam artillery tactics (hopkins, 1996) from the onset of the war the artillery used batallion as the command level and. Definitions of words used during the vietnam war along with pictures machine gun used by us forces in vietnam by mortars or artillery used to adjust the.
8 51% of deaths and 16% of wounds were caused by small arms fire(world war ii 32% korea 33%) the higher rate in vietnam was contributed to the high velocity rapid fire weapons such as the ak47 and captured m16s. Airpower in vietnam: a strategic bombing analysis aircraft weapons when developing a strategic bombing theory use of aircraft in wwi to the vietnam war. Analysis of the artillery used in the vietnam war the vietnam war was a war for independence in vietnam, the north lead by ho chi minh, the south led by ngo dinh diem in 1954 an international conference decided that vietnam must be divided into two north and south. Vietnam war: weapons & equipment olive-drabcom has many sections with information and photos of weapons and equipment used in the vietnam war.