M48 Tank Was America's Workhorse of the Vietnam War | The ...

As many as six hundred M48's were deployed in Vietnam, mainly filling infantry support roles. They were one of the few pieces of U.S. armor in Vietnam that offered adequate protection against mines.

Flak jacket | Military Wiki | Fandom

↑ Pullano, J. Types of flack jackets used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. ↑ Body Armor History - A history of soft body armor from medieval times to modern times ↑ Selection and Application Guide to Personal Body Armor NIJ Guide 100–01 (Update to NIJ Guide 100–98, National Institute of Justice, 2001)

Bar-Armor Experiments on M113 APCs in The Vietnam War ...

The bar armor was therefore abandoned in that form, it would have to be more durable to survive the Vietnamese terrain and no recommendation for this type of armor was issued for the US or ARVN forces. It is hard to say how much the bar-armor could have reduced losses to the M113 in Vietnam had it been adopted or at least modified and adopted.

M113 Armored Personnel Carriers in the Vietnam Jungle ...

U.S. Army M113 ACAVs advance through the jungle in Vietnam alongside U.S. troops.More military & aviation videos at #M113 ...

2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment

On 3 August 1966, the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor was alerted for movement to the Republic of South Vietnam. Arriving at Vung Tau on 10 September 1966, with their M48A3 Patton tanks, the 2 …

Armor In Closed Terrain - U. S. Army Experience In Vietnam

When armor arrived in Vietnam in early 1967, they proved to the critics that the jungle was no barrier to their mobility, and that their firepower and protection could play a useful role in the U ...

U.S. Marine Tom Smith's Firsthand Account of the Vietnam War

U.S. Marine Tom Smith's Firsthand Account of the Vietnam War. My tour in Vietnam did not get off to an auspicious start. First of all, even though I was a new guy, I was promoted to corporal soon after I arrived in-country in January 1967. I was given command of a three-man 60mm mortar squad in the 3rd Marine Division's Alpha Company, 1st ...

Chapter IV: Combined Arms Operations

Vietnam related training at the Armor School was increased from two to twenty hours in mid-1967, although academic department heads expressed concern that the Army would overemphasize Vietnam at the expense of conventional armor employment. This attitude was in striking contrast to that of junior officers and students who knew they were ...

Patton Tanks in Vietnam – Mike's Research

Patton tanks and its variants were the main armor used throughout the war in Vietnam. The variants included the M48A3, M48A2C, M48/M60 AVLB, M67A2 Flame tank, M88 ARV, and the M728 CEV. M48A3 Patton (Late Model) Specifications Crew: 4One 90mm Gun M41 on M87A1 mount in turret, 62 roundsOne .50 Caliber MG HB M2 in…

M113 armored personnel carrier | Military Wiki | Fandom

The Armor, Body Fragmentation Protective, with ¾ Collar, better known as the M-69, was fielded during the Vietnam War. The M-69 was very similar to the M-1952 it replaced, but included a stiff collar that provided neck protection, but sometimes …

1st Air Cav in the Vietnam War – CherriesWriter – Vietnam ...

After intense fighting, 900 NVA and Vietcong soldiers were killed in and around Quang Tri City and LZ Betty. However, across South Vietnam, 1,000 Americans, 2,100 ARVNs, 14,000 civilians, and 32,000 NVA and Vietcong lay dead. In March 1968 the 1st Cavalry Division shifted forces to LZ Stud, the staging area for Operation Pegasus to break the ...

Vietnam Era Gallery – The Steel Tigers – 77th Armor ...

These photos span the Vietnam era from 1968 to 1971. We are always on the lookout for more photos and more information about our 77th Armor history. If you have you have, or know of, any photos or information about the photos in this gallery, please let us know. Refer to the image number when sending info. about existing photos. Click Here to ...

War Stories – True stories of the Vietnam War

Regardless of what you thought about the Vietnam war, the fact is 2,709,918 Americans served in Vietnam, representing almost 10% of their (very large) generation. 40% to 60% of those were either in combat, provided close support or were regularly exposed to enemy attack. 58,318 names of American men and women who died in the war are etched on ...

Armored Vehicles of the Vietnam War - Pinterest

Oct 20, 2021 - Explore George Jungle II's board "Armored Vehicles of the Vietnam War" on Pinterest. See more ideas about vietnam war, vietnam, war.

Armored Troop Carrier (ATC) - Military Factory

The converted LCM designs added 0.25 inch armor plating in many areas to protect the superstructure from critical damage caused by rockets. The upgraded armored ATC made up about half of the river craft deployed by the United States during the Vietnam War, in effect making the ATC the "workhorse" of the river war.

BODY ARMOR - U.S. Militaria Forum

BODY ARMOR. For any US issue body armor. Followers 2. 152 topics in this forum. Sort By. Recently Updated. Title. Start Date. Most Viewed.

ARMOR ORGANIZATION FOR COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS IN VIETNAM

The purpose of this project was to study and evaluate the organization, equipment, support, and employment of armor units of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam ARVN in relation to their capabilities and missions in counterinsurgency to determine their adequacy and methods for improving ARVN armor capabilities. The evaluation consisted of observing all six ARVN …

Vietnam War Vehicles - Military Factory

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ARMOR IN VIETNAM - Army Heritage Center …

Enemy armor engaged in combat on only four recorded occasions during the period of US ground combat in Vietnam, 1964-1972. The first outright battlefield engagement was …

U.S. Military Body Armor WW II - Olive-Drab.com

Body Armor (Flak Jackets) in the U.S. Military During World War II. Development of body armor, including armored vests for US Army ground troops, was conducted during World War II by both the Army Ordnance Corps and the Army Quartermaster Corps. Quartermaster efforts were directed toward development of non-metallic body armor and at the end of ...

U.S. Army Armor in Limited War: Armor Employment ...

Since the 1940s the United States Armys doctrine for the employment of its armor forces has oriented toward a World War II-style conflict against a conventionally equipped opponent in a general war on the European continent. However, the two major wars that the United States has fought since then - the Korean War and the war in Vietnam - have been limited wars fought …

Weapons and Equipment | Vietnam War | Pritzker Military ...

The most iconic helicopter of the Vietnam War, the Bell UH-1 Iroquois was originally designated the HU-1, giving rise to its popular nickname "Huey.". Adopted by the U.S. Army in the early 1960s, the Huey was the aerial workhorse of the U.S. military, serving prominently with the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force.

Army Military Occupational Specialties, Vietnam War Years

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Armor In Vietnam [Illustrated Edition] eBook by Frederick ...

Problems created by insufficient armor are addressed as well as the limitations and vulnerabilities of tanks and other armored vehicles. Armor doctrine is traced from the tank's role in breaking the stalemate of World War I through the formative years of World War II, and its application to the war in Vietnam.

Vietnam - Equipment and Uniform

In Vietnam, however it was more commonly used to hold personal items such as cigarettes, toilet paper, insect repellent or a spare magazine. 1st Pattern Nape Strap or Neckband A web strap with studs to attach to the back of the liner to give support to the neck.

Did soldiers wear body armor in Vietnam? - Quora

The standard flak jacket (body armor) for U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army forces in Vietnam were the M1955 and M69 models. The earlier M1951 and M1952 models were also in use. The M1955 armor weighed about 10 pounds, while the M69 armor weighed about 8.5 pounds. They weren't useless but they were heavy.

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam (Restored ...

Get this video & the more on our new "The US Army in Vietnam DVD "The Black Horse Regiment" was a uniquely independent unit, function...

What's New - Body Armor: Vietnam Use and Development

The concept was a bullet proof vest for infantry use was intriguing and the need for it became more apparent as casualties grew in Vietnam. The result of Natick's efforts was Variable Body Armor. The armor set consisted of a nylon …

M113 Armored Personnel Carrier

A rapid procurement initiative was approved in December 2004 for the installation of 734 M113 armor suites for M113A3, M577A3, M1068A3, and M1064A3 vehicles. In July 2005, a second initiative was approved for an additional 453 vehicles to receive AOA suites.

1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment

The 1st Battalion, 77th Armor was first constituted on 13 January 1941 as Company A, 73rd Tank Battalion in the regular Army of the United States. Company A, 73rd Tank Battalion was …

Vietnam War Armor - YouTube

The Pentagon believed there was no role for Armor in Vietnam. They were wrong! M-48 Tanks, Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicles (ACAV), M113 Armored Personnel C...

Vietnam War '67 - '68 Photo Gallery by Dave Berry at pbase.com

Photos and memories from a tour in Vietnam as a combat medic with the 2/2nd Infantry (Mechanized) Ramrods (April - Sept. '67) and 2/28th Infantry Black Lions (Sept. '67 - April '68), 1st Infantry Division. Although most were, not all of these photos were taken by me personally. Some were taken by friends or came from archives or other sources.

War Stories of members of the 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry ...

The helmet was a piece of gear that every grunt in Vietnam became intimately familiar with. Of course, it's all now just a part of history, having been replaced since 1983 by the current P.A.S.G.T. (personnel armor system, ground troops) ballistic helmet made of Kevlar.

KING OF BATTLE: U.S. ARMY'S FIeld Artillery in Vietnam ...

In Summons of the Trumpet: US-Vietnam Perspective (1978), David R. Palmer, an advisor to the Vietnamese Military Academy and Vietnamese armor units during the Vietnam War, caught the essence of the transformation- of Army …

Mounted Combat In Vietnam

He later served as an armored battalion commander and staff officer in U.S. Army, Europe. In 1966 he assumed duties in the G-3 Section, U.S. Army, Vietnam, and was a member of the Mechanized and Armor Combat Operations, Vietnam, study group which evaluated armored operations in Vietnam.

1st Cavalry Division History - Vietnam War, 1965 - 1972

Based on the discovery of classroom facilities, numerous mess halls, firing ranges, as well as large stocks of items of personal clothing and equipment in the cache site area, it was determined that "the city" was also used to provide refresher military and political training to recent replacements from North Vietnam.

List of all army units served in Vietnam? - Answers

1. 9th ID IV Corps 2. 25th ID III Corps 3. 4th ID II Corps 4. 11th ACR III Corps 5. 173rd Abn Bde 6. 199th Light Brigade 7. 1st ID (Big Red One) 8. 101st Abn Div I Corps 9. 82nd Abn Div 10. 5th ID ...

U.S. Marine Tom Smith's Firsthand Account of the …

Mortarmen do one thing in the infantry better than everybody else–they hump equipment. They carry heavy loads on their backs and go everywhere the riflemen go. The terrain in Vietnam varied from the sand dunes along the coast to foothills inland, to rice paddies in the lush agricultural areas, to the mountains and jungles near the DMZ.

"This Vest May Save Your Life!": U.S. Army Body Armor from ...

The Armor, Vest, M-1952 was an all nylon vest that weighed 8.5 pounds. M-1952A vests began reaching U.S. Army troops in Korea in late 1952, and remained in service through the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, the M-1952 was still widely issued, along with the M-1955, which replaced the M-1951 'Marine Vest.'.