Viet Nam Weaponry U.S. Army Standard Issue Ray Liu
Question <ul><li>What was the standard issue to the soldiers of  Viet Nam? </li></ul>
U.S. Army Standard Issue <ul><li>Primary -- Colt M16A2 </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary – M1911 </li></ul><ul><li>Grenades – U....
Colt M16A2 <ul><li>Most common associated gun to U.S. troops in Viet Name era. </li></ul><ul><li>The 5.56mm M16A1 is a gas...
Colt M16A2
M1911 Handgun <ul><li>Effective range 75 yards. </li></ul><ul><li>7 bullet clip </li></ul><ul><li>Made in America in the l...
M1911 Handgun
U.S. M61 Fragmentation Grenades <ul><li>It has a light sheet metal body, with an internal fragmentation coil, producing a ...
Citations <ul><li>Dan, Alex. &quot;Viet Nam War Weapons&quot;. Military Factory. 10/29/08 <http://www.militaryfactory.com/...
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Ray Liu Viet Nam

  1. 1. Viet Nam Weaponry U.S. Army Standard Issue Ray Liu
  2. 2. Question <ul><li>What was the standard issue to the soldiers of Viet Nam? </li></ul>
  3. 3. U.S. Army Standard Issue <ul><li>Primary -- Colt M16A2 </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary – M1911 </li></ul><ul><li>Grenades – U.S. M61 Fragmentation Grenades </li></ul>
  4. 4. Colt M16A2 <ul><li>Most common associated gun to U.S. troops in Viet Name era. </li></ul><ul><li>The 5.56mm M16A1 is a gas operated magazine-fed rifle capable of semi-automatic and automatic fire with an effective range of 300 meters and a practical rate of fire of 60 rpm. </li></ul><ul><li>The current US standard issue gun is made to look similar to the Colt M16A2 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Colt M16A2
  6. 6. M1911 Handgun <ul><li>Effective range 75 yards. </li></ul><ul><li>7 bullet clip </li></ul><ul><li>Made in America in the late 1850’s. </li></ul><ul><li>The last handguns were made in the 1950’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Manufactures take in broken guns and replace them with recycled parts. </li></ul><ul><li>There are currently 2 million M1911 Handguns still in use. </li></ul><ul><li>A few select squads still use this in the Iraqi War. </li></ul>
  7. 7. M1911 Handgun
  8. 8. U.S. M61 Fragmentation Grenades <ul><li>It has a light sheet metal body, with an internal fragmentation coil, producing a limited but effective casualty radius (15 meters). </li></ul><ul><li>The grenade was changed and introduced to the Viet Nam war with a “Jungle Clip”. It is a secondary trigger on the grenade to prevent accidents. </li></ul><ul><li>During the Viet Nam War, many grenades caught onto trees and bushes and exploded, which is why the U.S. created the Jungle Clip. The user must press down on a part of the grenade and then pull the clip to trigger the grenade. </li></ul><ul><li>A major improvement from earlier grenades, the M61 is the first grenade which doesn’t spark or smoke when triggered. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Citations <ul><li>Dan, Alex. &quot;Viet Nam War Weapons&quot;. Military Factory. 10/29/08 <http://www.militaryfactory.com/vietnam/vietnam_war_weapons.asp>. </li></ul><ul><li>Richard, Duprel. &quot;USMC Weapons 1965&quot;. 10/28/08 <http://www.duprel.com/usmcgeocitiespaid/weapons.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>EJ, &quot;U.S. M61 Fragmentation Grenades&quot;. Intert ORg. 10/28/08 <http://www.inert-ord.net/usa03a/usa3/m61/index.html>. </li></ul>

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