Technology Of Warfare In Vietnam

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Technology Of
Warfare In Vietnam
By Devin Stair
Transition Year
Weapons used in the Vietnam War
These are some of the many weapons used in
Vietnam:
The XM2 (People Sniper)
F-4 Phantom II
A-4 Sky hawk
M48 Tank
RPG-7 Rocket Launcher (CHICOM Type-69)
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A Vietnam-era sensor, the XM2, (on the bottom)
generally known as the "people sniffer", detected
ammonia concentrations in air, which indicated
the presence of groups of people or animals.
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High-performance attack aircrafts
Flown by the Air Force, Navy, and Marines,
versions of the F-4 Phantom II were the
primary aircraft used in close support.
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High-performance attack aircrafts
Navy and Marine A-4 Sky hawk aircraft operated
in the northern areas, both from carriers and
land bases.
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Despite its armor protection and suitable main gun,
the M48 Tank was thrown into a war for which it
was not directly intended for.
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The RPG-7 Rocket Launcher (CHICOM Type-69) is a
muzzle loaded, shoulder fired antitank grenade launcher.
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Transport Used During The Vietnam War
These where used to transport people and weapons
during the Vietnam War:
M35 ‘’Deuce And A Half ’’ Truck
USS Intrepid (CV-11) Aircraft Carrier
The BTR-60PB Armored Vehicle
LAV-100 Light Armored 4x4 Vehicle
AH-1 Cobra (Helicopter)
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This is a M35 ‘’Deuce And A Half ’’ truck used to
transport groups of soldiers In the Vietnam war. It
was built in 1951.
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USS Intrepid (CV-11) operating in the Philippine Sea
in November 1944. This was used to transport many
aircrafts.
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The BTR-60PB is an armored vehicle that is
fully amphibious and can carry 14 fully-loaded
combat personnel in an enclosed passenger
compartment along with a variety of cargo.
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LAV-100 is a light armored 4x4 vehicle that was
used by the US Army during the Vietnam War.
The vehicle is capable of decent off-road and
highway speeds.
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The AH-1 Cobra series of helicopters is a
military's primary light attack helicopter. The
fuselage featured seating with the pilot in read
and gunner in front.
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Medical Equipment Used In the Vietnam War
US Army: Tank, ACAV/APC, Artillerymen, were
equipped with 1st Aid Kits.
Common grunts (infantrymen) had a 1st aid
gauze packet.
US Army Medics carried medical equipment, in their
pouches (like a back-pack).
Morphine was administered for wounded GI's, to
numb the pain.
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US Army: Tank, ACAV/APC and Artillerymen
(pictured above), were equipped with 1st Aid Kits.
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Common grunts (infantrymen) had a 1st aid
gauze packet which contained a white
(sometimes OD colored) cloth & cotton item to
stop bleeding.
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US Army Medics carried medical equipment, in
their pouches (like a back-pack). Containing cloth,
bandages, various medicine including Penicillin and
other items pictured above.
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Morphine was administered for wounded GI's, to
numb the pain. Also various other medicine was
used to fight infection and to help heal the wound.
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Communication During The
Vietnam War
During the Vietnam war people used various
means to communicate such as:
Backpack radios were used widely by the
infantry.
Helicopter and vehicle crews had the advantage
of larger, fixed radios as did artillery men.
The average infantryman carried at least one,
and occasionally 2 color-coded signal smoke
grenade.
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Backpack radios were used widely by the infantry,
given their portability, and decent reliability.
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Helicopter and vehicle crews had the advantage
of larger, fixed radios as did artillery men.
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Should radios fail, the average infantryman carried at
least one, and occasionally 2 color-coded signal
smoke grenades (Purple for medevac, green for
pickup, etc.)
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70
60
50
Telephone
40
Radio
30
Smoke
Signal
20
10
0
1959 1962 1965 1973
This graph shows how technology increased in use
during the Vietnam war.
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Sources Of Information
The websites I used for my information where:
Weapons: http://www.173rdairborne.com/weapons.html(12pm)
Transport:
http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/vietnam-war-aircraft.asp
(12:15pm)
Medical Equipment:
http://www.buyusa.gov/asianow/vmedical.html (12:25pm)
Communication:
http://www.temple.edu/english/isllc/newfolk/military/systems1.ht
ml (12: 40pm)
Information for graph:
http://www.history-timelines.org.uk/events-timelines/06-vietnamwar-timeline.htm (12:14pm on 21st of January)
Images obtained from Google Images on the 14th of January
(11:35am)
Information from websites gained a the 13th of January 2011.
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