Viet Cong and NVA Tunnels and Fortifications of the Vietnam War
  • Viet Cong and NVA Tunnels and Fortifications of the Vietnam War
  • Viet Cong and NVA Tunnels and Fortifications of the Vietnam War

Viet Cong and NVA Tunnels and Fortifications of the Vietnam War

by Gordon Rottman, Lee Ray, Chris Taylor
     
 

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Field fortifications and tunnel systems are typically thought of as defensive and active protective measures, but the VC/NVA also employed them offensively. It was common for extensive field works to be constructed to support assaults and sieges on US fire-support bases and remote camps. Their tactics reflected attempts to counter the massive firepower they faced:… See more details below

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Field fortifications and tunnel systems are typically thought of as defensive and active protective measures, but the VC/NVA also employed them offensively. It was common for extensive field works to be constructed to support assaults and sieges on US fire-support bases and remote camps. Their tactics reflected attempts to counter the massive firepower they faced: when directly engaging the enemy they employed “hugging” tactics (moving in and remaining closely engaged, even intermingling units, to prevent the enemy from bringing his artillery and close air support to bear). Their field works included defended villages, base camps, fortified complexes, hilltop defenses, trench systems, individual fighting positions, crew-served weapon positions, bunkers, caches, and extensive tunnel systems. Camouflage and deceptive measures, and the employment of obstacles and booby traps went hand-in-hand with such field works. This book examines these unique fortifications.

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"Overall, it is an intriguing book covering a period of time that we all hoped would not be repeated. It is one that I found difficult to put down and I'm sure you will as well." -Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782004653
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Series:
Fortress , #48
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
805,109
File size:
26 MB
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