Vietnam Airmobile Warfare Tactics

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Osprey's study of airmobile tactics used in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). 

• With its first major use in battle during the Vietnam War, the helicopter ushered in a radically different way of fighting, despite its proven vulnerability to ground fire. Either delivering troops into hostile territory and removing them after the fighting ended, or armed with guns, grenade launchers, and rockets to provide rapid and wide-ranging air to ground support fire, the helicopter - available for the first time in sufficient...

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Overview

Osprey's study of airmobile tactics used in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). 

• With its first major use in battle during the Vietnam War, the helicopter ushered in a radically different way of fighting, despite its proven vulnerability to ground fire. Either delivering troops into hostile territory and removing them after the fighting ended, or armed with guns, grenade launchers, and rockets to provide rapid and wide-ranging air to ground support fire, the helicopter - available for the first time in sufficient numbers and capable of a wide range of missions - played a central role in the war.

 • From the beginning, with obsolete Korean War helicopters carrying ARVN troops into battle, to Huey gunships evacuating the wounded at la Drang in 1965, and transport helicopters evacuating Americans from Saigon rooftops in 1975; this was the first real helicopter war. By the middle of the war, the helicopter, in particular the Huey model had become as important to the army as the tank, the armored personnel carrier, and the jeep.

 • Presenting a concise history of the first ever major use of helicopters in battle, Gordon L. Rottman, a former Green Beret in Vietnam, describes in detail the development of the critical airmobile tactics that ultimately changed the way America fights its battles.

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"Overall, this is a great book to add to your reference collection. I highly recommend it to modelers or history buffs interested in the Vietnam War." -Gino P. Quintiliani, AeroScale (April 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846031366
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/27/2007
  • Series: Elite Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,355,036
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. The author lives in Texas, USA.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     3
The Helicopter     5
Main types, designations and popular names - US Army and Marine Corps
The enemy threat to helicopters
Helicopter armament
The Development of Air Mobility     18
General Gavin's initiative, 1954 - Aerial Combat
Reconnaissance Platoon, 1956 - the Rogers Board, and 101st Combat Aviation Battalion (Provisional), 1960 - the Howze Board, 1962
11th Air Assault Division (Test), 1963 - 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), 1965
Airmobile Units in Vietnam     22
Capabilities of 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
From Airborne to Airmobile
The aviators - numbers and demand - training: Army and Marine Corps
The airmobile division - Pathfinders - Army aviation units
Marine aviation units
Aviation Missions     42
The variety of possible tasks - the limitations - crew chiefs - maintenance - weather
The variety and doctrine of airmobile operations - "Jitterbug" and "Chickenhawk"
Planning the airmobile assault - reconnaissance and preparation - landing zones: hazards and limitations
The Airmobile Assault     50
The pick-up - the approach flight - artillery and gunship preparation - off-loading - command and control - reinforcement, medevac and resupply
Gunship Tactics     56
Attack missions - teams - communication with ground units - target location and fire control - scout tactics
Assessment of Operations     59
Further Reading     61
Plate Commentaries     61
Index     64
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