Armoured Warfare in the Vietnam War Rare Photographs from by Michael Green

By Michael Green

Historian and collector Michael eco-friendly indicates during this attention-grabbing and graphically illustrated booklet that the 2 wars that engulfed Indochina and North and South Vietnam over 30 years have been way more armored in nature than quite often considered. by means of skillful use of images and descriptive textual content he describes the numerous versions deployed and their contribution.

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Armoured Warfare in the Vietnam War Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Historian and collector Michael eco-friendly indicates during this attention-grabbing and graphically illustrated e-book that the 2 wars that engulfed Indochina and North and South Vietnam over 30 years have been way more armored in nature than mostly considered. by means of skillful use of images and descriptive textual content he describes the numerous versions deployed and their contribution.

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06m) wide. 18m). (Patton Museum) Shown here on display at the former US Army Ordnance Museum, which was located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is an unrestored Japanese Army Type 89 medium tank. The tank first saw combat during the Japanese military conquest of a great portion of China. 13m) wide. 56m). (Michael Green) Pictured is a restored M5A1 light tank. The vehicle’s M6 37mm main gun fired two types of armour-piercing (AP) rounds that were of limited use to the CEFEO in Indochina. More useful were the weapon’s high-explosive (HE) round and a canister round that contained 122 small steel balls.

The armoured side skirts seen here on the vehicles did not last long in the field, as mud tended to build up within the suspension system and damage the track fenders and the stowage containers that were located on top of them. (DOD) Pictured is an Australian Army Centurion Mk 5 in South Vietnam. The crew erected a sun screen for protection over the turret roof. On top of the rear of the engine compartment is a bracket for holding a number of water-filled jerry cans. At the rear of the vehicle’s hull is a large metal stowage container.

On this particular vehicle, not only have the front glacis headlights been removed, but also their metal guards. Before being deployed to South Vietnam, some of the Centurion tanks had their glacis up-armoured. (Patton Museum) Behind the Australian Army Centurion Mk 5 in the foreground is a Centurion-based armoured recovery vehicle Mk 2, followed by an M113 and then another Centurion Mk 5. The smoke grenade launchers on the turret front of the vehicle proved impractical and were later discarded from all the Australian tanks in South Vietnam.

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