The Vietnam War lasted from 1 November 1955 to 30 April 1975, officially between North Vietnam (North Vietnam) and South Vietnam (South Vietnam). In reality, it was an international war between the French at first and then the United States and its allies on the side of South Vietnam, and the Communist Bloc on the side of North VietnamThe US believed it was saving Vietnam from Communism while North Vietnam saw it as an extension of their fight for independence against colonial rule.To counteract the superior armed and technology of the United States, North Vietnam combined modern weaponry with guerrilla tactics to deadly effect.
A guerra do Vietname começou em 1954 e terminou em 1975. Ainda com a memória da II Guerra Mundial bem presente e como um eco da Guerra Fria que vigorou entre os Estados Unidos e a União Soviética. Terminou faz hoje 43 anos: a 30 de abril de 1975.
Air superiority is often a factor in combat that can lead to a decisive victory. However, when you are flying a Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog and firing your M16 out of the side window on a strafing run, you can be certain things are not going according to plan.Captain Hilliard Wilbanks was flying over the jungles of Vietnam on a reconnaissance mission for an ARVN Ranger Battalion when he discovered they were walking right into a well-placed ambush.Wilbanks began to drop a barrage of white phosphorus rockets to mark the enemy positions. Realizing they had been compromised, the Viet Cong began to charge the heavily outnumbered Rangers.
On this day: 42 years ago, Captain Charles “Chuck” DeBellevue became the first USAF Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) to be declared a flying “Ace”. On September 9, 1972, he shot down his 5th and 6th MiG over Hanoi, while flying as the WSO for Capt. John Madden, Jr. — com Captain Charles DeBellevue e United States Air Force.
The ‘Huey’ – Legendary Workhorse of Vietnam War in 30 PicturesWhen speaking about the Vietnam War what image comes to mind first? Every war has some iconic machines that exceeded expectations. For the Vietnam War (also known as the Second Indochina War), that title goes to the Bell UH-1 Iroquois, nicknamed the Huey due to its original designation, HU-01. UH-01 was designed in 1955 and produced between 1957-1986.During the Second Indochina War, over 7,000 Hueys were deployed in numerous forms and roles. Out of that number, over 3,000 were lost. From the start of mass production in 1960 over 16,000 were built in total, including civilian versions.
Beginning in 1962 and continuing until 1971, the United States military, with the approval of President John F. Kennedy, sprayed over twenty million gallons of herbicide over more than four and a half million acres in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in order to defoliate the jungle and reduce the areas available for the North Vietnamese soldiers to hide in as well as to destroy crops. The effects of that decision are still with us today.The cases of the children, and now the grandchildren, of the thousands of people exposed to the defoliants suffering from birth defects and diseases, have reached an alarming level. But the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has continually dragged its feet regarding the acknowledgement of any correlation.
Lieutenant Commander Donald D.Sheppard aims a flaming arrow at a bamboo hut concealing a fortified Viet Cong bunker on the banks of the Bassac River, Binh Thuy, South Vietnam, 1966
M-14 was way more reliable than the M-16
Só queria que a FAP tivesse o mesmo numero de helis, que bell H13 Sioux estão nessa foto Mafets !!só são 25 !!Abraços
Medal of Honor: High on Marijuana Peter Lemon Single-Handedly Fought Off Two Waves of Vietcongo be awarded a Medal of Honor, one should go beyond the usual comprehension of bravery. One has to set his mind to putting his own life on the line for the sake of others.Medal of Honor heroes are born that way. They behave like heroes in peacetime as well as in wartime. They know their duty when the time comes no matter what the conditions are–not even if they are high on marijuana, as Peter Lemon was when he singlehandedly repelled an attack by North Vietnamese Army (NVA) soldiers.