Air War Over North Vietnam: The Vietnamese People's Air by Istvan Toperczer, Don Greer, Ernesto Cumpian, David W. Smith

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No that awaited him shock when he joined a South and professional Patience, Army unit. perseverance, and common sense Vietnamese a important assets man could have for the job. were the most instruction was not included schools. armor advisers were assigned to Vietnamese armor adviser on the staff of the Military Assistance Advisory Group. S. adviser to the South Vietnamese Armor Command. Each new adviser Avas given a short briefing on South Vietnamese armor and on the unit he was to advise before he left by helicopter or jeep to join his imit.

The logs on The vehicle 1 is cable over vehicle serve as bearings. FIXED POST / TOW CABLE Diagram 4. Block and tackle. gunshields from the armorplate of salvaged vehicles. These worked well, and with the assistance of the 80th Ordnance Depot in Saigon forty-six shields were distributed to mechanized rifle squadrons during the summer of 1963. After 1964 all APC's for the Vietnamese were fitted with these shields before being issued. The French had used similar gunshields on armored vehicles in Vietnam ten years before.

High grass, however, limited visibility and the Viet Cong slipped away. At about noon the squadron began receiving small arms fire as it moved along a canal fourteen kilometers east of Moc Hoa. Again the squadron deployed on line and pressed rapidly toward the enemy positions. Pushing their way through the tall grass, the cavalry attempted to force the enemy into the open with machine gun fire. This time, however, the enemy had moved to well-prepared fighting emplacements from which they fought back with recoilless rifle, mortar, and small arms fire.

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