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    Dragontooth
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    Question The Vietnam Ordnance Thread-antipersonnel

    Dear BOCN members,

    Vietnam war is a major interest of mine. Besides my pops losing some friends over there, it was a unique moment in military history since the war in SEA lead to the IMHO largest selection of munitions in the 20th century...except for maybe WW II.

    I would like to invite you to join the discussion and help me compile a list of ordnance used in the SEA war which was primarily antipersonnel-this includes WP, mines, flechettes, BLUs, GP bombs, rockets, arty, napalm, FAEs and anything nice we can think of.
    Let us exclude bullets since that would be too boring. I know it is gonna be a big list but I could use any help or assistance. Please add brief tech. description and official type specification, e.g. BLU-43/B , etc.

    Thank you in advance. And pics would be great too.
    Best,
    Dave

    PS I put this here since i thought the BLUs would be the largest part of the list...
    Last edited by Dragontooth; 11th April 2011 at 12:25 AM.

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    Dragontooth
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    Uhh, feels odd to answer to my own thread, so I will start.


    M-14 nonmetallic antipersonnel mine
    M-16 bounding antipersonnel mine

    C'mon folks, is my thread THAT boring ;-)

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    Personally I think it'll be great thread epsecially once the guys start posting photos of VN era munitions in their collections.
    I suppose I better start getting some pictures together as this IS one of my favorite subjects.
    Don't worry Drago, we're coming!

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    Well, I'll start with a pic of the ubiquitous Claymore mine.

    Rick


    Mine, M33 practice claymore 001 (Small).jpg

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    Dragontooth
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly Green View Post
    Personally I think it'll be great thread epsecially once the guys start posting photos of VN era munitions in their collections.
    I suppose I better start getting some pictures together as this IS one of my favorite subjects.
    Don't worry Drago, we're coming!
    Right on, Jolly Green.
    Send in the cavalry. :-D

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    Dragontooth
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    weekend bump...

    BLU-26 'Guava'
    BLU-61/B

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    Dragontooth
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    MK 118 Rockeye
    BLU-32 firebomb

    i feel like i am talking to myself here ^^

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    1. I believe you asked for too much. It seems like an undertaking that is too large for people. Never ask for too much.
    2. The stuff you asked for falls under different catagories on BOCN, like submunitions, bombs, rockets, mines, etc.
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    Dragontooth
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAZORD View Post
    1. I believe you asked for too much. It seems like an undertaking that is too large for people. Never ask for too much.
    2. The stuff you asked for falls under different catagories on BOCN, like submunitions, bombs, rockets, mines, etc.
    Jeez, well, sorry...
    Can we at least do the submunitions here then?
    dave

    well, if it is too large for people, then maybe together we can give it a try.

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    Ok here is my input. I know these were used in Vietnam........

    U.S. M83 4lb cluster bomb (butterfly bomb)

    regards Kev

 

 
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