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Weapons of the Vietnam War

 

 

australian infantryman's combat badge
Weapons and hardware used by the 'Tiger Battalion' soldier
 
L1A1 7.62mm SLR (Self Loading Rifle)
Australian FAL L1A1 7.62mm SLR (Self-Loading Rifle)
To read specifications and view video Here...

 

OMC 9mm Machine Carbine or sub machine gun
Australian Designed 9mm Owen  Machine Carbine (OMC)
To read specifications and view video  Here...

 

5.56mm M16 Automatic Rifle
Colt M16 5.56mm Automatic Rifle
To read specifications and view video
Here...

 

GPMG M60 machine gun
7.62mm GPMG  M60 (General Purpose Machine Gun)
To read specifications and view video
Here...

 

M79 grenade launcher
M79 40mm Grenade Launcher
To read the specifications
Here...

 

M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon
M72 66mm LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon)
To read the specifications and view video
Here...

 

Browning 9mm Pistol
9mm Browning Pistol
To read the specifications and view video
Here...

 

M26 Grenade
M26 Hand Grenade
To read the specifications
Here...

 

Claymore ant-personnel mine
M18A1 Claymore Anti-Personnel Mine
To read the specifications and view video
Here...

 

81mm Mortar
M29 81mm Mortar
To read the specifications and view video
Here...

 

Browning 50 calibre machine gun
Browning Machine Gun 50mm Heavy Barrel
To read the specifications and view video Here...

 

AN-PRC Radio Communication Set
AN-PRC Radio Communication Set
To Read the specifications
Here...

 

The AN/PVS-2 Starlight scope

AN/PVS-2 Starlight Scope
To read the specifications
Here...

 

M18 Smoke Grenade
M18 Smoke Grenade
To read the specifications
Here...

 

Mick Henrys


Mick Henrys was the battalion's Armourer during the 1st tour had has written an article titled 'Memoirs of an Armourer' relating some unique problems faced with maintaining the weapons in good working order. To read Mick's article:
Click Here

 

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