Asked in Vietnam War, Helicopters
Why were helicopters used in Vietnam?
Tanks were a NEW weapon during WWI. Aircraft Carriers were a NEW weapon in WWII. Helicopters were a NEW weapon in Vietnam. Helicopters allowed the US Army to create a brand new Infantry Branch, "Airmobile" Divisions. Prior to these new airmobile divisions, the army only had AIRBORNE (paratroopers) Divisions, MECHANIZED (armored personnel carriers) Divisions, and STRAIGHT LEG INFANTRY (often referred to as light infantry today) Divisions, strictly traditional FOOT SOLDIERS. ...
Asked in World War 2, World War 1, History of Singapore
How did the American military improve in World War 2 from world World War 1?
The number one difference of the American military in WWII was the American rifle. All other countries were using bolt action weapons as the standard infantry weapon basically the same weapon from WWI, America had developed the M-1 Garand a semi-automatic weapon. Two other areas that American military improved upon from WWI to WWII and that was 1. the strategic use of tanks to support infantry and 2. the strategic use of airpower to support landings, infantry movements etc. ...
What was the most used weapon by the Union infantry during the US Civil War?
During the US Civil War one weapon was the most used one by the Union infantry. This was the 1861 Model of the Springfield rifle. ...
Asked in Vietnam War, Vietnam
What countries were involved in Vietnam and what did they do to help?
The US, Australia, South Korea, South Vietnam, Thailand, and the Phillippines had troops in Vietnam. The Soviet Union and Communist China (called Red China at the time) supplied war material to North Vietnam in the form of: Infantry weapons, tanks, trucks, helicopters, jet fighter aircraft, patrol boats, medical supplies, and the most deadly weapon of all, the Surface to Air Missiles (SAM's). ...
Asked in War and Military History
What is the standard infantry rifle for US?
At the moment it is the M16, however, the US military is currently transitioning to the M4. The term "M16" is a US military classification, the weapon is actually known as the Armalite. First used in the Vietnam war the M16 has seen several major upgrades, but is still much the same weapon as it was 40 years ago ...
What is the best weapon for space marine infantry?
The best weapon is the weapon that matches your the set up of the rest of your army. A good combination of weapons is always best. Try some combinations, find your play style. ...
What type of guns did they used in World War 2?
You are not being very specific. But I can answer some of your question. The standard issue weapon for the United States infantry was the M1 Garand. The standard issue weapon for the German infantry was the Kar98k. That is all I can tell you now. I will update this answer when I find out more. ...