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ISBN 0672526735. writer: Bobbs-Merrill, 1980. Hardcover.

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Mortars, and several local guerrilla units. The Viet Cong after action report subsequently captured revealed that the enemy knew a battle was imminent and had carefully prepared defensive positions along the Cong Luong Canal from Ap Tan Thoi to Ap Bac. The canal, bordered with vegetation, offered concealment and unobstructed fields of fire across the open rice in reserve, with artillery paddies. i Task Force B BATTLE OF AP BAG I 2 January 1963 Task Force not to scale MAP 4 A ARMOR On the IN morning THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY of 2 27 January 1963 the Civil Guard task forces started north, while in three uneventful trips helicopters lifted the Vietnamese 11th Infantry Regiment into position.

Subjects covered the entire range of armor employment and included doctrine, training, organization, equipment, weapons, and combat vehicles. S. recommendations strongly echoed those set forth Army study, and included the suggestions that 34 1. Army of the Republic of Vietnam Field Manual 3-1, Armor Operations in Vietnam, be approved and distributed to all commanders, service schools, and training centers; 2. An Ml 13 hydraulically operated vehicle-launched bridge, an Ml 13 dozer blade kit, and the M125A1 81 -mm.

The 4th developed an effective technique for occupying and defending a night position. Preferring to engage the enemy in the open rather than in fortified positions, the cavalrymen set up the night results. advisers' The 4th Armored Cavalry Regiment whenever possible in a large open area. Vehicles moved and occupied positions separated from each other by thirty-five to forty meters, the bursting radius of an enemy mortar round. The squadron was usually reinforced with an infantry battalion, dug in on line with the front of the vehicles.

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