By Michael Green
Historian and collector Michael eco-friendly indicates during this interesting and graphically illustrated ebook that the 2 wars that engulfed Indochina and North and South Vietnam over 30 years have been way more armored in nature than usually considered. through skillful use of images and descriptive textual content he describes the numerous variations deployed and their contribution.
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Despite the added protection, the crews of the Sheridan would often abandon them as quickly as possible when suffering a mine blast for the fear that the onboard combustible cartridge case main gun rounds would detonate. (Patton Museum) The M551 Sheridan pictured in South Vietnam has a number of locally inspired features. These include the improvised bustle rack attached to the rear of the vehicle’s turret and smoke grenades arrayed on the side of the vehicle’s turret to allow the vehicle commander to mark his location for air assets.
The CEFEO also employed redundant turrets from some of its pre-Second World War tanks, such as the H-39 light tank and the Renault R-35 light tank in defensive positions in Indochina. Even the turret of a British Army Crusader tank, armed with a 2-pounder (40mm) main gun, was employed at a CEFEO defensive position outside the city of Hanoi. More American tanks arrive The Japanese and French tanks employed post-war by the FEF in Indochina were soon supplemented by additional American tanks, including the five-man M4 series medium tank.
He was an American actor that appeared on a long-running television series named Combat. That series was shown on the American military television network in the country during the height of the American military involvement in the Vietnam War. (Jim Mesko collection) On display at the now-closed Patton Museum of Armour and Cavalry, located at Fort Knox, Kentucky, is an M41A3 series light tank. Development of the vehicle began in 1946. The fear of a third world war resulted in the US Army having the M41 series rushed into production, with approximately 5,500 units completed.