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Vietnam Airmobile Warfare Tactics
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP ELI154
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Author: Gordon L Rottman
Illustrator: Adam Hook

About this book
In this book the author - an Army veteran of Vietnam - explains the composition, capabilities, equipment and missions of the US Army and Marine Corps helicopter and airmobile units in the Vietnam war - and exactly how they carried out their missions. It centers on the classic airmobile assault mission: how it was planned and prepared; how the troop-carrying "slicks" and their "gunship" escorts and support teams actually operated; and the opposition and hazards that they faced on the LZ. The text is illustrated with wartime photos, organization charts, and color plates showing both the machines and the tactics that where employed.

  • Introduction
  • The helicopter
  • Fire-support helicopters
  • Development of Airmobility concept
  • Airmobile tactics
  • Anatomy of a hypothetical mission
  • Analysis of actual operation
  • Assessmen
Paperback; March 2007; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781846031366

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