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TRN-141 The Combat Usage of Tanks in Vietnam book
TRN-141 The Combat Usage of Tanks in Vietnam bookWhen some one mentions Vietnam the imagination draws a picture of wet and hot jungles. And there is an element of truth in it - during the mansoon season the country from its seaside to the central mountains becomes one big swamp. Due to the climatic peculiarities of Vietnam, the usage of many types of the military vehicles, especially the heavy ones, was very difficult or plain impossible. This book is an attempt to describe the combat usage of armored fighting vehicles in Indo-China.
List of Contents The First Indo-China War, 1946-53
Armored Fighting Vehicles of South Vietnam
Artillery and Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicles
"Black Horse" Regiment
New Year Offensive of 1968
The Last Days
US Army Armored Fighting Vehicles
US Air Force
Allied Armored Fighting Vehicles
South Vietnamese Army Restructuring
Tet Offensive in 1968
LAM SON 719
The Easter Offensive of 1972
of Democratic Republic of Vietnam Army's Armored Fighting Vehicles
64 pages, 140 photographs, 21 illustrations
1. T-55 tank, captured by South Vietnamese at Quang-Trung in the end of summer,1972
2. A PT-76 floating tank damaged in the course of attack on Bien Khoa. It belonged to the 16th company, 4th battalion, 202nd tank regiment of the DRV Army. This PT-76 received a direct hit by a projectile of a M-48 tank cannon
3. A T-55 tanks column destroyed at a street of Anlok. The tanks entered the city without infantry support and were badly shot up by the anti-tank grenade launcher crews.
4. This T-59 tank (Chinese made T-55), captured by South Vietnamese Marines south-west of Quang-Trung.. The "385" number is white and painted with stencils.
5. Another T-54 tank, captured by South Vietnamese Marines south-west of Quang-Trung. "Quang-Trung" inscription is white, the digits of tactical number "729" are read with white borders.
6. T-34-85 tank of Northern Vietnamese Army, spring of 1972
7. T-54 tank of Northern Vietnamese Army, Dong-Kha, spring of 1972.