Vietnam: Naval and Riverine Weapons

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This book is a comprehensive catalog of the naval and riverine weapons and weapon systems used by all sides in the Vietnam War. An excellent selection of over 200 photographs complements the technical descriptions of the weapons capabilities and illustrates salient points of most of them. Additionally the book includes tables indicating exactly when most major ships and weapons systems, from machine guns to nuclear weapons were present in the combat theater.

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ISBN 10978-0-557-17743-1

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This book contains a comprehensive listing of the ships, boats, mines, torpedoes, machine guns, cannons, and all other weapons that the Navy and Riverine forces used in Vietnam.

It also contains tables with the ships that show exactly when they were in the combat zone/5(2). This book contains descriptions of all of the naval and riverine weapons used by both sides during the Vietnam War.

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Vietnam: Naval and Riverine Weapons By Philip Gutzman. Hardcover, Pages This item has not been rated yet. Preview. List Price: $ This book contains descriptions of all of the naval and riverine weapons used by both sides during the Vietnam War. It also includes the dates that most major weapons were involved.

This book contains a comprehensive listing of the ships, boats, mines, torpedoes, machine guns, cannons, and all other weapons that the Navy and Riverine forces used in Vietnam. It also contains tables with the ships Vietnam: Naval and Riverine Weapons book show exactly when they were in the combat zone/5.

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The combined land-naval riverine force was the basis for all French riverine operations from to the end of the war. The basic patrol craft operating in advance of these units was the foot vedette patrouille, an unarmored motor launch equipped with two millimeter (mm) cannon, twocaliber machine guns, a light mortar, and a   The Mobile Riverine Force (MRF), was a unique Army-Navy strike force in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.

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Brown Water, Black Beters: Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam. Patrol Boat, River or PBR, is the United States Navy designation for a small rigid-hulled patrol boat used in the Vietnam War from March until the end of They were deployed in a force that grew to boats, the most common craft in the River Patrol Force, Task Forceand were used to stop and search river traffic in areas such as the Mekong Delta, the Rung Sat Special Zone, the.

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Navy, Vietnam Navy, and allied ground forces to.When the U.S. Navy’s Riverine forces were resurrected six years ago to secure Iraq’s rivers and coastal waterways, they functioned much as the highly decorated river rats of the Mekong Delta.The following is a rather thorough Bibliography that has many good Vietnam Books and Articles relating to Mobile Riverine Force operations in the vast Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.

The Brown Water Navy was made up of Task Forcesandwhich worked in conjunction with the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) to coordinate.

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