Vietnam Firebases 1965-73: American and Australian Forces [NOOK Book]

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Artillery fire support bases of the Freeworld forces played a critical role in the conduct of operations during the Vietnam War. They served to lay down high-volume fire on enemy firing sites, supported friendly infantry operations, and executed harassing fire missions where exact targets were not known. But the firebases themselves - which housed a range of other facilities such as troop shelters, surveillance radars and command centers - had to be defended against ground attack, and as a result became ...

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Overview

Artillery fire support bases of the Freeworld forces played a critical role in the conduct of operations during the Vietnam War. They served to lay down high-volume fire on enemy firing sites, supported friendly infantry operations, and executed harassing fire missions where exact targets were not known. But the firebases themselves - which housed a range of other facilities such as troop shelters, surveillance radars and command centers - had to be defended against ground attack, and as a result became significant fortifications in their own right. This book describes the design, development and operational history of the fire support bases throughout the conflict.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782002222
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 357,624
  • File size: 29 MB
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Meet the Author

Randy E.M. Foster is an independent British military historian who has observed modern armies at close hand, including studies of NATO tactics in Germany. He has specialized in the Vietnam War, with his first articles on US tactics appearing in War in Peace magazine Nos. 48 and 50, in 1983-4. Since then he has contributed to the wargame press and he is currently active in the Battlefields Trust, for whom he is regional organizer for North-West England. He lives in Manchester, UK. The author lives in Manchester, UK.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
The place of fortification in a widening war
A war in five acts
Defending the bases
What is a firebase?     14
Building a firebase     19
The operational use of firebases     33
LZ Bird in the Christmastide battle
FSB Crook, June 5-7, 1969
Tour of a firebase: design and developments     43
Life in a firebase     50
Aftermath     57
The sites today     60
Select bibliography     62
Glossary and abbreviations     63
Index     64
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