Vietnam Firebases 1965-73

American and Australian Forces

Vietnam Firebases 1965-73 cover

Vietnam Firebases 1965-73

American and Australian Forces

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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 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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Published 10 Jan 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846031038
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 3 b/w; 19 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 58
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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