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Flying Black Ponies

Flying Black Ponies PDF
Author: Kit Lavell
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Release: 2014-08-15
ISBN: 1612515657
Size: 42.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 376
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Flying Black Ponies

by Kit Lavell, Flying Black Ponies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Flying Black Ponies books, The tragic, the comic, the terrifying, the poignant are all part of the story of the Black Pony pilots who distinguished themselves in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War. Flying their turboprop Broncos down and dirty, low and slow, they killed more of the enemy and saved more allied lives with close-air support than all the other naval squadrons combined during the three years they saw action. Author Kit Lavell was part of this squadron of black sheep given a chance to make something of themselves flying these dangerous missions. The U.S. Navy's only land-based attack squadron, Light Attack Squadron Four (VAL-4) flew support missions for the counter insurgency forces, SEALs, and allied units in borrowed, propeller-driven OV-10s. For fixed-wing aircraft they were dangerous, unorthodox missions, a fact readers quickly come to appreciate.



Naval War College Review

Naval War College Review PDF
Author: Naval War College (U.S.)
Publisher:
Release: 2001
ISBN:
Size: 27.14 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : International relations
Languages : en
Pages :
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Naval War College Review

by Naval War College (U.S.), Naval War College Review Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Naval War College Review books,



Naval Aviation News

Naval Aviation News PDF
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Release: 2001
ISBN:
Size: 43.12 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Aeronautics, Military
Languages : en
Pages :
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Naval Aviation News

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Brown Water Black Berets

Brown Water  Black Berets PDF
Author: Thomas Cutler
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Release: 2012-10-11
ISBN: 1612511848
Size: 62.91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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Brown Water Black Berets

by Thomas Cutler, Brown Water Black Berets Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Brown Water Black Berets books, The men of the U.S. Navy's brown-water force played a vital but often overlooked role in the Vietnam War. Known for their black berets and limitless courage, they maneuvered their aging, makeshift craft along shallow coastal waters and twisting inland waterways to search out the enemy. In this moving tribute to their contributions and sacrifices, Tom Cutler records their dramatic story as only a participant could. His own Vietnam experience enables him to add a striking human dimension to the account. The terror of firefights along the jungle-lined rivers, the rigors of camp life, and the sudden perils of guerrilla warfare are conveyed with authenticity. At the same time, the author's training as a historian allows him to objectively describe the scope of the navy's operations and evaluate their effectiveness. Winner of the Navy League's Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement in 1988 when the book was first published, Cutler is credited with having written the definitive history of the brown-water sailors, an effort that has helped readers better understand the nature of U.S. involvement in the war.



Parameters

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Release: 2001
ISBN:
Size: 30.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Military art and science
Languages : en
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Parameters

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Afterburner

Afterburner PDF
Author: John Darrell Sherwood
Publisher: NYU Press
Release: 2004-05-31
ISBN: 081479842X
Size: 19.73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 353
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Afterburner

by John Darrell Sherwood, Afterburner Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Afterburner books, Military history looking at aviators during the second half of Vietnam. The stories are told through interviews and journal excerpts of the pilots and aircrew themselves. Great tradey title.



Voices From The Vietnam War

Voices from the Vietnam War PDF
Author: Xiaobing Li
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release: 2010-05-07
ISBN: 0813139651
Size: 20.71 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Voices From The Vietnam War

by Xiaobing Li, Voices From The Vietnam War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Voices From The Vietnam War books, The Vietnam War's influence on politics, foreign policy, and subsequent military campaigns is the center of much debate and analysis. But the impact on veterans across the globe, as well as the war's effects on individual lives and communities, is a largely neglected issue. As a consequence of cultural and legal barriers, the oral histories of the Vietnam War currently available in English are predictably one-sided, providing limited insight into the inner workings of the Communist nations that participated in the war. Furthermore, many of these accounts focus on combat experiences rather than the backgrounds, belief systems, and social experiences of interviewees, resulting in an incomplete historiography of the war. Chinese native Xiaobing Li corrects this oversight in Voices from the Vietnam War: Stories from American, Asian, and Russian Veterans. Li spent seven years gathering hundreds of personal accounts from survivors of the war, accounts that span continents, nationalities, and political affiliations. The twenty-two intimate stories in the book feature the experiences of American, Chinese, Russian, Korean, and North and South Vietnamese veterans, representing the views of both anti-Communist and Communist participants, including Chinese officers of the PLA, a Russian missile-training instructor, and a KGB spy. These narratives humanize and contextualize the war's events while shedding light on aspects of the war previously unknown to Western scholars. Providing fresh perspectives on a long-discussed topic, Voices from the Vietnam War offers a thorough and unique understanding of America's longest war.



The History Of The Airborne Forward Air Controller In Vietnam

The History Of The Airborne Forward Air Controller In Vietnam PDF
Author: Lt.-Cmdr. Andrew R. Walton
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN: 1786256347
Size: 47.87 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 77
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The History Of The Airborne Forward Air Controller In Vietnam

by Lt.-Cmdr. Andrew R. Walton, The History Of The Airborne Forward Air Controller In Vietnam Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The History Of The Airborne Forward Air Controller In Vietnam books, The U.S. Department of Defense predicts that ground forces of the future will wage tomorrow’s wars by replacing large numbers of personnel and organic firepower for advanced technology and superior maneuverability. Those forces must be prepared to face an unconventional enemy who will operate in small, lethal units interspersed with the civilian population rather than facing coalition forces with massed formations. This scenario of blurred lines of battle and difficulty determining friend from foe resembles very closely what the U.S. military faced in Vietnam. This paper will address the successes and failures of United States airborne forward air controllers (FACs), particularly in Vietnam, and whether combat lessons learned were passed from service to service or historically from conflict to conflict. The FAC mission has not significantly changed since the end of the Vietnam War, and a thorough study of operational and tactical lessons learned by those aircrew will significantly enhance today’s FACs ability to find and destroy dispersed enemy forces in a wide array of environments.



Historical Dictionary Of The War In Vietnam

Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam PDF
Author: Ronald B. Frankum Jr.
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release: 2011-06-10
ISBN: 0810879565
Size: 29.71 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 650
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Historical Dictionary Of The War In Vietnam

by Ronald B. Frankum Jr., Historical Dictionary Of The War In Vietnam Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Historical Dictionary Of The War In Vietnam books, For Southeast Asia, the Vietnam War altered forever the history, topography, people, economy, and politics of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV), the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), Cambodia, and Laos. That the war was controversial is an understatement as is the notion that the war can be understood from any one perspective. One way of understanding the Vietnam War is by marking its time with turning points, both major and minor, that involved events or decisions that helped to influence its course in the years to follow. By examining a few of these turning points, an organizational framework takes shape that makes understanding the war more possible. Historical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam emphasizes the international nature of the war, as well as provide a greater understanding of the long scope of the conflict. The major events associated with the war will serve as the foundation of the book while additional entries will explore the military, diplomatic, political, social, and cultural events that made the war unique. While military subjects will be fully explored, there will be greater attention to other aspects of the war. All of this is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Vietnam War.