Allied and NVA/VC Tactics
Allied and North Vietnamese / Viet Cong doctrine showed marked and significant differences in theapproaches taken by either side when faced with decisions regarding unit tactics on the battlefield. Thissection of will be used to examine the tactical doctrine of the various combatants in relation tomany different areas and highlight those differences which are glaringly apparent as well as those whichwere far more subtle but nonetheless present. No attempt is made to determine which, if any, can beconsidered as 'best' or 'correct'.
Fire Support CoordinationAn in-depth examination of the complex fire support coordinationprocedures as practised in Vietnam, including artillery, helicopter, Tac Airand naval gunfire support.Defending InstallationsAn examination of lessons learned and their application to the defence of static US installations against Viet Cong mortar and recoilless rifle attacks.NVA BunkersA look at the construction techniques of the NVA and the effectiveness of weapons systems employed against them.Ambush OperationsIntroduction to US doctrine regarding ambushes, including pages on thevarious types of ambushes used (from hamlet to waterway) as well as aselection of schematics detailing US formations adopted in ambushes.