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Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled “Rumble in the Jungle: American Tanks in Vietnam” and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/american-tanks-in-vietnam/.
When I was a lil girl and my father was still in Air Force, I had surgery in Walter Reed during the Viet-Nam war.One American tank, the M41 Walker Bulldog never saw combat with the US Army in VN. But in 1965 a number of vehicles were supplied to South Vietnam.
The M41 went on to form the bulk of the ARVN Armoured Force, and played a significant role in the Vietnam War.
Flame tanks have been around a while, Vietnam was near the end of thier use. You might find this interesting.When I was a lil girl and my father was still in Air Force, I had surgery in Walter Reed during the Viet-Nam war.
In my ward, I met many Military who were wounded in Viet-Nam recovering as surgery(S) and some of them were telling me about the Zippo tanks that were flame throwers. They were telling me about firefights they had and the Zippos would move up, touch the area then haul **** backwards as all the VC opened up on them at once.
I do not know the specific tank they were talking about but they did have some type of flamethrower tanks in Viet-Nam. Maybe the pic below in what they were talking about?
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According to this the US M60 Main Battle Tank did not serve in Vietnam but two of its variants did, the M728 CEV and the M60 AVLB.The main battle tank in Nam was the M60. Geat in dry weather but sucks in the rainy season, as was the M 113 PC..
You're correct. The M60 was not in VN. Interestingly, there is on record where an M728 CEV came around a corner and encountered an NVA T-55. One round from its 165mm demolition gun quickly settled the issue. Also, a few units in the Bundeswehr were using M48A2C's well into the late 70s. Our sister unit would go to gunnery with us and I won't forget the sound of the 90mm, Our 105mm was loud, but the 90 had an ear shattering crack that was very painful. Hearing protection was defintely necessary around those tanks!According to this the US M60 Main Battle Tank did not serve in Vietnam but two of its variants did, the M728 CEV and the M60 AVLB.
Patton tanks and its variants were the main armor used throughout the war in Vietnam. The variants included the M48A3, M48A2C, M48/M60 AVLB, M67A2 Flame tank, M88 ARV, and the M728 CEV. M48A3 Patto…mikesresearch.com
Yes, when the UN or some other "snowflake" international governmental organization decided that napalm was "cruel and inhumane" it was forbidden to be deployed in war.Flame tanks have been around a while, Vietnam was near the end of thier use. You might find this interesting.
You signed up to the forum just to tear this man down?Dale Dye is a prolific writer of fairly good fiction. As far as I know, he never took on the role of infantry officer in Vietnam. He was a reporter for Stars & Stripes newspaper...or another publication.
I spend a fairly good amount of time inside of a US Marine M-67A2 flame thrower tank including during the 1968 Tet battle in Hue City and for the next year in Leatherneck Square in northern I Corps. Again, while Dye's writing is entertaining, it is not kosher.