Vietnam War Weapons - Three Centuries of America's Wars
Vietnam War Weapons. Prior to President Kennedy committing more U.S. military advisors, in the early 1960s, a new concept in rifles was introduced by the Armalite Corp. and Colt. Again the gas system was upgraded. The weight was reduced to 6 pounds which reduced the potential fatigue of the infantryman loaded with other equipment.
Weapons of the Vietnam War - HISTORY
Contents. Vietnam War: Weapons of the Air; U.S. and South Vietnamese Artillery & Infantry Weapons; North Vietnamese and Viet Cong Weapons in Vietnam
Infantry weapons of the Vietnam war | Weapons of War
Infantry weapons of the Vietnam war, the M-16A1 5.56mm assault rifle is one of the most identifiable hand held weapons of Vietnam, used by US troops, it has become a reliable assault rifle and is still used by US forces today. It can be fired in semi and full automatic having an effective range of some 300metres, firing 60 rpm.
Weapons used in Vietnam War - The Finer Times
The US also experimented with chemical weapons in the Vietnam war. The Agent Blue was sprayed on crops to deny foot to Northern military forces but it was the civilian population who suffered most from the poor rice harvests that followed the spraying. The Agent Orange had been used as an attempt to defoliate certain areas in which Northern forces were hidding.
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M20 recoilless rifle - Wikipedia
The M20 recoilless rifle is a U.S. 75 mm caliber recoilless rifle T21E12 that was used during the last months of the Second World War and the M20 extensively during the Korean War.It could be fired from an M1917A1.30 caliber machine gun tripod, or from a vehicle mount, typically a Jeep.Its shaped charge warhead, also known as HEAT, was capable of penetrating 100 mm of armor.
Vietnam War: Dates and Timeline | HISTORY.com - HISTORY
The Vietnam War lasted about 40 years and involved several countries. Learn about Vietnam War protests, the Tet Offensive, the My Lai Massacre, the Pentagon Papers and more.
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Republic of Vietnam National Police - Wikipedia
The Republic of Vietnam National Police – RVNP (Vietnamese: Cảnh sát Quốc gia Việt Nam Cộng hòa) or French: Police Nationale de la République du Vietnam (Police Nationale, Vietnamese: Cảnh sát Quốc gia – CSQG for short) in French, was the official South Vietnamese national police force from 1962 to 1975, operating closely with the ARVN during the Vietnam War