Accession Number : AD0503811

Title :   Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 5th Battalion, 2d Artillery

Descriptive Note : Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 30 Apr 1969

Corporate Author : ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : AD0503811

Report Date : 07 May 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This reporting period was characterized by the repositioning of automatic weapons and searchlight assets consistent with the changing operational situation and the increasing exploitation of the M42A1 indirect fire capabilities. The battalion's overall combat capability continued to be enhanced by the attachment and deployment of the Vulcan Combat Team (VCT). The battalion's flexibility and maintenance support capabilities continue to be aggravated by the almost total commitment of General Support assets in response to demands for automatic weapons in the Saigon and Bien Hoa areas. Continuing emphasis was placed on developing procedures and formulizing doctrine directed at improving the indirect fire accuracy of the M42A1.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, *ARTILLERY, ACCURACY, ANTIAIRCRAFT GUNS, ARTILLERY FIRE, CASUALTIES, CLOSE SUPPORT, COUNTERINSURGENCY, DEPLOYMENT, ENEMY PERSONNEL, INFRARED OPTICAL SYSTEMS, LOGISTICS, MACHINE GUNS, MAINTENANCE, NIGHT WARFARE, ROCKETS, SEARCHLIGHTS, SELF PROPELLED GUNS, VIETNAM

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE