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shelldrake15 Apr 2007 7:23 p.m. PST

I have uploaded a file for people to download covering a basic history of the use of the M113 by Australia during the Vietnam war.

To go directly to the site: link

or visit the e-zine where i also made an annoucement about the article: link

Should any one want to submit an article for others to read on any topic relating to war games, then please let me know via email (as shown on the e-zine).

Two Ducks Pond15 Apr 2007 10:37 p.m. PST

Hi Ian

Have you by any chance put together a list of wargame vehicles used by Australia during the Vietnam War?

Chortle Fezian15 Apr 2007 10:43 p.m. PST

Thanks for that. I'm downloading your PDF now on my painfully slow internet connection.

BTW, The Society of 20th Century wargamers magazine had a couple of articles on Australian APCs and tanks in Vietnam. You can still get these in back issues if you are interested.

shelldrake15 Apr 2007 10:46 p.m. PST

in the process – i will be doing a list of figures made in all scales like i did with the Light Horse, and that will include vehs.

I will also be posting some other articles on Aussie/ANZAC involvement in the Vietnam war in the next few days (or weeks seeing as ANZAC day is upon us and i will be busy) too.

Of course, you can feel free to submit any articles/lists for the e-zine/site too :-)

shelldrake15 Apr 2007 10:48 p.m. PST

Chortle – very interested in the Aussie APC articles from the 20th mag. Where can i get them?

Also, my APC aricle is only a brief history/guide line – i hope it is worth the download speed you have :-)

The Groaning Konk15 Apr 2007 11:57 p.m. PST

"Awesome" as expected Ian


shelldrake16 Apr 2007 12:11 a.m. PST

Cheers Anton.

I am contemplating turning my web site/e-zine into an ANZAC site as opposed to just Australian Wargaming.

Chortle Fezian16 Apr 2007 4:12 a.m. PST

You can check out SOTCW on

For back issues contact Phil Gray

I think the articles you are looking for are on one of the 'Compendiums' of back issues. I don't know which one, but Phil will have the complete list.



Carlos Marighela 216 Apr 2007 4:59 a.m. PST

Jesus, It's the start of a very slippery slope when you let the Kiwis in :-)

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2007 6:14 a.m. PST

You might want to find, "When the Scorpion Stings", a history of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment by Paul Anderson.

Prof Pate16 Apr 2007 10:21 a.m. PST


I've just sent some PDFs over, let me know what you think of them. Like the Callsign listing, very useful

John FOA

shelldrake16 Apr 2007 2:50 p.m. PST

Troopwo – i will look out for the book – cheers.

John FoA – got the PDFs – many many thanks.

Tracker3917 Apr 2007 5:50 a.m. PST

"Jungle Tracks. Australian Armour in Viet Nam" by Gary McKay and Graeme Nicholas (ISBN 1 86508 449 2)covers both the tanks and APCs.

shelldrake17 Apr 2007 5:20 p.m. PST

Cheers – it is good to learn about these books :-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2020 3:13 p.m. PST

Those looks good…!




Legion 430 Jan 2020 8:34 a.m. PST

thumbs up

chironex31 Jan 2020 9:33 p.m. PST

They're not very relevant, though. Bushmasters didn't enter service until the late 1990s.

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