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Standard US Military issue from the mid 1950's to the 1970's. They also used Napalm. Agent Orange was something used to deforest a lot of the area the Vietcong and Vietminh were hiding in, you could almost say it was used as a weapon because of its devastating affects on the human body.

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Up until about 1967, US infantrymen were armed with the M14 rifle; after that they were re-equipped with the M16 rifle. Machinegunners used the M60 machine gun, .308 calibre (7.62mm NATO). The standard sidearm for the US military was the Army .45 pistol. Artillerymen fired the 105mm, 155mm towed field guns; 155mm, 8", and 175mm Self Propelled Guns; and fired 90mm & 106mm Recoilless Rifles; 60mm, 81mm, and 4.2" mortars. Tank crewmen manned: M48A3 Patton medium tanks; M551 Sheridan tanks (cavalry squadrons only); M42 Dusters; and M113 ACAV's (Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicles). Military Policemen manned V-100 Armored Cars and Gun Trucks. Australian tank crewmen operated Centurian 84mm gunned tanks. ARVN (South Vietnamese Army) operated M41 Walker Bulldog light tanks (76mm cannons) US Navy manned: Battleship USS New Jersey (16" guns); Heavy Cruisers (8" guns); Light Cruisers (6" guns); Destroyers (5" guns); and Aircraft Carriers. US Navy Brown Water Navy (Riverine Forces) manned: Swift Boats (PCF-Patrol Craft Fast); Alpha Boats (ASPB-Assault Support Patrol Boats); PBR's (Patrol Boat River); and Monitors (Riverine Battleships). US Air Force/Navy/Marines flew: F100 Supersabre jets; F101 Voodoo jets; F102 Delta Dagger jets; F104 Starfighters; F105 thunderchiefs; A1 Skyraiders (propeller driven); A4 Skyhawks; A6 Intruders; A7 Corsair II's; F8 Crusaders; F4 Phantom II's; SR71 Blackbird Spyplanes; U2 Spyplanes; AC-130 Spectre Gunships; 0-1 Bird Dog observation planes; 0-2 Skymasters; 0V-10 Broncos; B-57 Canberra bombers; B52 Stratofortress Bombers.

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1. Grunts (Infantrymen) fired the M14 and M16 US Rifle.

2. Tankers manned the M48A3 Patton medium gunned tanks and the M551 Sheridan light tanks (officially classified as a Airborne Armored Reconnaissance Assault Vehicle).

3. Mechanized Grunts and Armored Cavalrymen crewed the M113 APC/ACAV (Armored Personnel Carrier/Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle).

4. Artillerymen operated 105mm, 155mm field guns & 175mm, 155mm, 8" SPG (Self Propelled Guns).

5. Everybody operated the 60mm, 81mm, and 4.2 inch mortars. Many units had the 106mm Recoilless Rifles (replaced by the TOW missiles post Vietnam). All units had the M72 LAW available (Light Anti-Tank Weapon/rocket, a US version of the RPG).

6. All tank crewmen were issued .45s.

7. US Sailors manned Swift Boats on the rivers and carriers, cruisers, destroyers, and one battleship (USS New Jersey) along the coast.

8. US Airmen flew A1s (Skyraiders), A4s (Skyhawks), A6s (Intruders), A7s (Corsair IIs), F100s (Super Sabres), F101s (Voodoos), F102s (Delta Daggers), F104s (Starfighters), F105s (Thunderchiefs), B57s (Canberra bombers), B52 bombers (Stratofortress), O-1 Bird Dogs (Recon planes), SR71 Blackbirds (Spy planes), U2s (Spyplanes) & and over a dozen types of choppers during the war.

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