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VIetnam Vs Iraq

weapons used in Vietnam vs weapons used in Iraq

cristian rodriguez

on 20 April 2010

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Transcript of VIetnam Vs Iraq

Iraq vs Vietnam Weapons The Ch-47 Chinook is a heavy-lift helicopter.

Top speed 196 mph

primary roles include troop movement, artillery emplacement and battlefield resupply.

It has a wide loading ramp at the rear, and three external-cargo hooks. The M1 Abrams entered U.S. service in 1980

The M1 is named after General Creighton Abrams, Former Chief of US military forces in Vietnam.

M1 include a powerful gas turbine engine, a separate ammunition storage for crew safety, its one of the heaviest tanks in service weighing in at 62 metric tons.

This type of robot is generally capable of operating outdoors and over a wide variety of terrain.

The Crusher weighs 14,000 pounds fully fueled.

The Crusher is controlled by a human operator at a remote location.

Patriot uses an advanced aerial interceptor missile and high performance radar system.

Patriot systems have been sold to Taiwan, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Spain.

The Patriot system has four major operational functions: communications, command and control, radar surveillance, and missile guidance. The four functions combine to provide a coordinated, secure, integrated, mobile air defense system.

Iraq Vietnam

The Mk 19 is a belt fed, blowback operated, air cooled, crew served, fully automatic weapon that is designed not to cock off.

It fires 40 mm grenades at a cyclic rate of 325 to 375 rounds per minute

The Mk19 is able to throw its grenade at a maximum distance of 2,212 meters

The M-4 is gas-operated, air-cooled, and magazine-fed.

The rate of fire is 700-950 rounds per minute

The effective range is 500 m

The M240B It's used extensively by infantry, as well as ground vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft.

Rate of fire 650-950 rounds per minute.

Maximum range 3,725 meters.

Feed system Disintegrating belt.

AC-47 Spooky (also nicknamed "Puff, the Magic Dragon") was the first in a series of gunships developed by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Primary users;
United States Air Force
Vietnam Air Force
Royal Lao Air Force
Colombian Air Force

Skyraider was an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the 1950s and early 1970s.

It was a propeller-driven anachronism in the jet age, and was nicknamed "Spad", after a World War I fighter.

The top speed recorded by one M107 driver was 50 mph.

The M107 has a larger open working space which allows faster reloading times than the closed space of a tanks.

The M107 was also frequently used by the Israel Defense Forces in the various Arab–Israeli conflicts.

FIM-43 Redeye was a man-portable surface-to-air missile system.

It used infrared homing to track its target.

Production was terminated in September 1969 after about 85,000 rounds had been built
They feature an exposed hammer, a double-action trigger mechanism,a single-column magazine, and a fixed barrel which also acts as the guide rod for the recoil spring.

Produced 1929–present

The M60 is a belt-fed machine gun.

It is generally used as crew-served weapon and operated by a team of two or three men

The team consists of the gunner, the assistant gunner (AG in military slang), and the ammunition bearer.

First protests against U.S. involvement in Vietnam take place in 1945.

May 1963, the first coordinated Vietnam War protests occur in London and Australia. These protests were mounted by American pacifists during the annual remembrance of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. May 2, In the first major student demonstration against the war hundreds of students march through Times Square in New York City, while another 700 march in San Francisco. Smaller numbers also protest in Boston; Seattle; and Madison, Wisconsin Protest against the Vietnam War Beginning in 2002, and continuing after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, protests against the Iraq War were held in many cities worldwide, often coordinated to occur simultaneously around the world On October 2, the day President Bush signed into law Congress' joint resolution authorizing the war,[15] a small-scale protest was held in Chicago, attended by a crowd of roughly 1,000[16] who listened to speeches by Jesse Jackson and then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama. Obama's statement, "I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars," The Washington DC rally attracted 20,000 (BBC estimate) protesters. The protest ended with a rally at the Washington Monument, within sight of the White House. As well as opposing the invasion of Iraq protesters also called for the repeal of the USA PATRIOT Act. Protests against the Iraq War Chemical Warfare
Agent Orange What is it and why use it?

Agent Orange was the code name for a herbicide developed for the military, primarily for use in tropical climates.

The purpose of the product was to deny an enemy cover and concealment in dense terrain by defoliating trees and shrubbery where the enemy could hide.

An estimated 19 million gallons of Agent Orange were used in South Vietnam during the war.

- Symptoms

liver dysfunction
severe personality disorders
birth defects
bloody urine
vomiting blood

Nerve agent
What is it and why use it?

classified as weapons of mass destruction by the United Nations.

Poisoning by a nerve agent leads to contraction of pupils, profuse salivation, convulsions, involuntary urination and defecation and eventual death by asphyxiation as control is lost over respiratory muscles.

Some nerve agents are readily vaporized or aerosolized and the primary portal of entry into the body is the respiratory system. Nerve agents can also be absorbed through the skin, requiring that those likely to be subjected to such agents wear a full body suit in addition to a respirator.

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