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Frequently Asked Questions about Vietnam war.

This FAQ about Vietnam war was compiled and written by Brian Ross, John R. Tegtmeier, Edwin E. Moise, Frank Vaughan, John Tegtmeier with numerous contributions by others.

-01 The Use of Armoured Vehicles in the Vietnam War
Attitudes to the use of armour in ...
-02 The Use of Armoured Vehicles in the Vietnam War: The role of Armour
Armour has many roles in normal warfare. These range from ...
-03 The Use of Armoured Vehicles in the Vietnam War: Conclusion
This article has attempted to provide only a quick overview of ...
-04 The Australian Order of Battle for Vietnam War
-05 The Australian Order of Battle for Vietnam War: Army
AUSTRALIAN FORCE VIETNAM (AFV)...
-06 The Australian Order of Battle for Vietnam War: Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)
1962-
-07 The Australian Order of Battle for Vietnam War: Royal AustralianAir Force
Headquarters Royal Australian Air Force Element ...
-08 Australia's Military Involvement in the Vietnam War Part 1
This posting is the first of two intended to provide an ...
-09 Australian Army Training Team Vietnam
Australia's initial commitment to supporting the American ...
-10 The First Deployment of Australian Ground Forces
In April 1965, consistent with President Johnson's deployment ...
-11 1 Australian Task Force, Phuoc Tuy Province
In March 1966, the Australian government announced its ...
-12 The First Deployment of Australian Ground Forces: RAAF:
Since August 1964, elements of No.35 Squadron (Transport)...
-13 The First Deployment of Australian Ground Forces: RAN
The Royal Australian Navy's contingent to the Vietnam war ...
-14 Assessment of Australian Military, Operations
AATTV: Quite obviously if the general method of ...
-15 Conclusion (Australia's Military Involvement in the Vietnam War Part 1)
The Nixon (Guam) Doctrine announced in July 1969 and the ...
-16 Australia's Military Involvement in the Vietnam War p1: Bibliography
Australia's Military Commitment to Vietnam, Paper tabled in ...
-17 Australia's Military Involvement in the Vietnam War Part 2
This is the second post promised analysing why ...
-18 Australia's Military Involvement in the Vietnam War Background History:
Australia has long suffered from a sense of unease ...
-19 Why Australia became involved in the Vietnam War:
The reasons as to why Australia became involved in the ...
-20 Australia's Military Involvement in the Vietnam War Part 3
The Labor party, once more consigned to the ...
-21 Australia's Military Involvement in the Vietnam War Part 3 EndNotes
1 p.70, Pemberton, G., All the Way, Australia's Road ...
-22 What Is soc.history.war.vietnam and How It Came to Be
In the middle of 1994, after lengthy discussion and debate within ...
-23 Newsgroup FAQs (soc.history.war.vietnam)
Part of the charter has also been the call for the creation ...
-24 SHWV Newsgroup Archives (soc.history.war.vietnam)
All articles posted to soc.history.war.vietnam are ...
-25 Vietnam War Internet Project Website
The SHWV archives are part of, and affiliated with, the Vietnam War ...
-26 Administrative Information (soc.history.war.vietnam)
The moderated newsgroup soc.history.war.vietnam is dedicated to ...
-27 Posting Guidelines. (soc.history.war.vietnam)
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-28 Topics. (soc.history.war.vietnam)
The charter requires that postings deal with the Indochina Wars, ...
-29 Personal Attacks. (soc.history.war.vietnam)
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-30 The Goal of the Newsgroup (soc.history.war.vietnam)
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-34 Personal Narratives (soc.history.war.vietnam)
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-36 Relay posting (soc.history.war.vietnam)
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-38 Typographical Errors (soc.history.war.vietnam)
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-40 Appeal Process (soc.history.war.vietnam)
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-41 The Charter (soc.history.war.vietnam)
1. Aim & Purpose of Soc.History.War....
-42 Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War
The recommended reading list for the Indochina ...
-43 General Works (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Baritz, Loren. Backfire : A History of How American ...
-44 The French War: World War II to the Geneva Accords. (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Fall, Bernard. Hell in a Very Small Place : The Seige ...
-45 Geneva to the American Combat Involvement in Vietnam (1954 - 1965) (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Moise, Edwin E. Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the War....
-46 Period of US Ground Combat (1965 - 1972) (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Berger, Carl, ed. The United States Air Force in ...
-47 From the American Withdrawal to the Fall of the South (1972 - 1975). (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Butler, David. The Fall of Saigon: Scenes from the ...
-48 Covert Operations and Intelligence. (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Adams, Sam. War of Numbers : An Intelligence Memoir....
-49 Laos and Cambodia. (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Chandler, David P. The Tragedy of Cambodian History :...
-50 Military Personal Narratives and Oral Histories. (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Brennan, Matthew. Brennan's War : Vietnam 1965-1969....
-51 Specialized Topics: The Press (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Arnett, Peter. Live from the Battlefield : From Vietnam ...
-52 Specialized Topics: The Draft (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Appy, Christian G. Working Class War : American ...
-53 Specialized Topics: War Crime Allegations (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Bilton, Michael and Kevin Sim. Four Hours in My Lai. ...
-54 Culture and Politics in Vietnam. (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Hess, Martha. Then the Americans Came : Voices from Vietnam....
-55 North Vietnam, the PAVN and the NLF. (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Bui Tin. Following Ho Chi Minh : The Memoirs of a ...
-56 The Anti-War Movement in the US. (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Ehrhart, W.D. Passing Time : Memoir of a Vietnam ...
-57 Aftermath and Remembrance - Veterans Issues. (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Kanter, Leona. The Social Construction of Vietnam Veteran'...
-58 Aftermath and Remembrance - POW/MIAs (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Cawthorne, Nigel. The Bamboo Cage: The Full Story of ...
-59 Document Collections and Reference Works. (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Gettleman, Marvin E., Jane Franklin, Marilyn Young, and H....
-60 Analysis and Criticism: Cultural Representations of the Vietnam War. (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Anderegg, Michael A., ed. Inventing Vietnam : The War ...
-61 Novels: Representations of the Vietnam War. (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Baber, Asa. The Land of a Million Elephants. 2nd ed....
-62 Poetry (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Anderson, Doug. The Moon Reflected Fire. Cambridge, MA:...
-63 Folklore. (Recommended Reading List on the Viet Nam War)
Written:
-64 The Tonkin Gulf Incidents of 1964 (Vietnam)
-65 United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam
by Frank
-66 Tell me a bit more about the weapons layout. (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
All the A's had two 40MM bofors (actually a pair if you follow ...
-67 What happened when you fired all of those guns at once? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
Despite the awesome firepower, the guns were selected individually,...
-68 What kind of missions did you fly? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
In Vietnam, we used the AC-130 Gunships primarily for what we ...
-69 Tell me a bit more about the operation of the 105mm? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam) The 105MM was uniquely configured. It was a U.S. Army M105A1 howitzer,light, towed. We (as always, in the broadest possible sense) pulledthe wheels, bolted it on a 1" thick steel plate, then duplicated therecoil system so that the gun would be battling hydraulics in bothdirections whenever it fired.
We used a full charge seven (7 bags of powder) and crimped rounds ...
-70 I was trying to visualize firing the 105MM. There must have been a hell of a shudder when firing. (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
Actually, it wasn't too bad. I think the way the hydraulics worked ...
-71 With all of these weapons, what was the crew composition of the AC-130E? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
Flight
-72 What weapon systems does the pilot have personal control of? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
All of them. Gunners retained electrical control of every weapon. ...
-73 Are the lighter weapons fixed or manually traversed by gunners? I figure the 105 and the forties are fixed, right? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
All weapons EXCEPT the 105mm were fixed. We did have the capability ...
-74 Did the IO have any other duties besides (his very important one) of operating the searchlight mounted in the tail section of the cargo deck? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
That is not what the IO did. The IO had three roles: 1. Watch for ...
-75 Were all Spectre gunships based in Thailand? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
All of the AC-130 gunships were based in Thailand, except for a ...
-76 How long was the average mission? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
The AC-130E's average mission duration was 7.1 hours!!!! We ...
-77 How much ammo could you carry? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
USAF published figures for the version of the AC-130A (just 7.62mm ...
-78 What did you do with the spent brass? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
On the Spectre birds, when we had the 7.62's, the ammo was in a drum,...
-79 What kind of fire control system did you have? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
We used a modern fire control system adapted from the A7 Corsair....
-80 How much battle damage could you handle? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
The AC-130E could take a tremendous pounding. One took a direct ...
-81 How high did you fly? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
Operating altitudes were, at the time, highly classified. They ...
-82 What were the toughest missions for you? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
The tough missions for us were way up in Northern Laos in an area ...
-83 Little Sony flashlights? Oops, they weren't Sony!(United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
Rechargeable red flashlights...isn't it funny how a ...
-84 Where did Puff fly out of?(United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
We had puff show up one night at ...
-85 What could you guys see from up there? Targets, people, what? I'm wondering how many were killed that night. (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
It was quite beautiful over the trail at night. The ground was ...
-86 What was the PAVE Spectre? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
Pave Spectre was the program name for the E model. I think it ...
-87 Do you know anything more about the AN/ASD-5 'Black Crow' truck ignition system sensor? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
Detailed knowledge of the system required a much higher pay grade ...
-88 Do you have information about the circumstances leading to the loss of a AC-130 Spectre gunship at the African coast early in 1994?(United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
From what I understand, the a/c was lost when a 105 round blew up ...
-89 How was unit morale? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
We had a great unit orientation! Whenever we had a new crewmember, ...
-90 Anything else you care to share? (United States Air Force Gunships in the Vietnam)
I was digging through some of my personal mementos and came upon ...
-91 The Best of the Internet Vietnam Related Websites
Soc.history.war.vietnam Home Pages....
-92 Articles Relating to the Indochina Wars
John Baky: White Cong and Black Clap: The Ambient Truth of Vietnam ...
-93 Bibliographies (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
SHWV Recommended Reading ...
-94 Documents (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
Tonkin Gulf Message and ...
-95 Publications, Book Reviews and Announcements, Book Sellers (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
Army Times Publishing Co....
-96 Research Libraries and Archives (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
Australian National University - Vietnam ...
-97 General Sites (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
These sites represent a broad spectrum of material, and are ...
-98 POW - MIA Sites and Articles (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
The American Legion Report on the findings of the Senate ...
-99 Newsgroups and Mailing Lists (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
SHWV Archives (Unix compressed .Z files) - ...
-100 Veteran Pages - Groups (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
American Legion ...
-101 Veteran Pages -Individuals (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
Verne
-102 Unit Associations (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
-103 PTSD, Agent Orange and Health Related Issues (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
Agent Orange and Spina ...
-104 Vietnam War Memorials (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
Berkeley, California Vietnam Veterans Memorial....
-105 Governmental Sites (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
Center for Army Lessons Learned Home Page ...
-106 Pictures and Images (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
The following sites all contain images of Vietnam, either during ...
-107 Vietnamese Overseas Community (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
Dien Dan Dan Chu/Forum for ...
-108 Vietnam Today (Vietnam Related WWW Resources)
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