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Tango0125 Jun 2020 10:18 p.m. PST

…for Saigon

"During the first stages of the war, the forces in the south were largely from the People's Liberation Armed Forces (PLAF) of the National Liberation Front (NLF). These were known to the South Vietnamese as VC or Việt Cộng, a contraction of Việt Nam Cộng-sản (Vietnamese communist). American soldiers referred to communist forces in general, both Vietcong and North Vietnamese, as Viet Cong. In 1965 B2 grouped its forces, supplemented by a big influx of regular army regiments from the North Vietnamese People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN), into three divisions: 5th, 7th, and 9th. These divisions were officially ‘Main Force' PLAF divisions, disguising the presence of the PAVN regulars. The Main Force divisions were composed of three regiments, and each regiment had a designated combat speciality: mobile operations, attacking fortifications, or ambush operations, but were able to fight in any situation that might present itself. In addition to the three Main Force divisions, B2 Front also commanded up to 3 sapper battalions (assault commandos), 2 rocket artillery regiments, and an air defence battalion, and ‘Local Force' guerillas operating at the district and village level…."


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FusilierDan26 Jun 2020 3:52 a.m. PST

Good post! Thanks.

Legion 426 Jun 2020 9:20 a.m. PST

Nice modelling !

Tango0126 Jun 2020 12:42 p.m. PST

Happy you like it guys!. (smile)


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