American Civil War Armies (2): Union Troops (Men-at-Arms, by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

The united states military in the course of the Civil warfare used to be the biggest the rustic had raised in its short heritage; and it is going to stay the most important ever raised until eventually global warfare I. In all, 2,772,408 males served in a few department or different of the USA military. This targeted paintings via Philip Katcher is a finished advisor to the uniforms, accoutrements, insignia and guns of the Union Troops who fought the yank Civil struggle (1861-1865), with a wealth of illustrations, together with modern pictures and 8 complete web page color plates through Ron Volstad.

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Th e entire ARVN II Armored Brigade was lost in the process. This M-113 was found abandoned by the PAVN that quickly - ,-ned it into their service. The vehicle was not equipped with an armored machine gun shield as found on most other ARVN APCs. That -:licated this was one of the last vehic les delivered in urge ncy by the Americ ans from the US depots before th e implementation of the cease, -s of January 1973. --54B, PAVN 202nd Armored Brigade, Saigon, April 1975 On 30 Apri l 1975, at 12: 15, the tanks of the PAVN 202nd Armored Brigade of the 1st Army Corps crashed through the gates of the South Presidential Palace.

This vehicle was otto: - ; to the 26th Armored Regiment, a provisional unit set up near the Cambodian border and placed officially under the control of the IV -_ Committee of the so-called "Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam ". c ~ adorned with a Viet Cong flag during a graduation ceremony held in a "liberated zone". M-1l3, FANK I Armored Brigade, Phnom Penh, May 1974 Cambodia began to receive its first M-113 APCs in 1972. The vehicle replaced the M-3 half-tracks and BTR-152 to support the moul"- ~ combat infantry.

One of . ese Chaffees could be seen on this poor quality photo at the Tang Canh )utpost north of Kontum. It was destroyed on 24 April 1972 by PAVN T-54s ) f the 203rd Armored Regiment. Note also the knocked out M-41 A3 in Jackground. (Socialist Republic of Vietnam) ~xcept After taking "Rocket Ridge" the PAVN 203rd Armored Regiment moved down to the valley leading to Kontum. The lead tank in this photo has an infra-red driver's headlight on the left side, while the white searchlight has been moved to the right side.

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