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“War of the Worlds” in Vietnam

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A veteran of the Vietnam War has published incredible night photos, similar to scenes from science fiction films about the war of worlds. He made them when the US military at Hensinger base in Phu Tai opened fire on a Vietcong sniper who began firing at them. Then, in April 1970, the James Speed ​​Hensinger was the 22 summer paratrooper of the 173 airborne brigade. For more than four decades, he kept these photos in his house, without showing them to the public.




The first volley: the shelling starts with shots from the 40-mm automatic gun M42 "Duster" - self-propelled anti-aircraft gun.



Then a pair of M-60 machine guns connected with watchtowers.







The M40 42 mm caliber Duster “highlights” the hill. The soldiers did not know exactly where the sniper was - they hoped to end him with a massive barrage.





The gates of hell were opened: the slope turned into a sea of ​​fire when the artillery tanks joined the three M60 machine guns. The sniper's body was never found, although the next day the soldiers found traces of blood on the hill.
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  1. ICT
    ICT 27 June 2013 08: 37 New
    +7
    blood on the hill.

    she was green lol But seriously, the shilkah in Afghanistan, too, used to beat in the white light like a pretty penny
    1. Vovka levka
      Vovka levka 27 June 2013 10: 19 New
      0
      Quote: TIT
      blood on the hill.

      she was green lol But seriously, the shilkah in Afghanistan, too, used to beat in the white light like a pretty penny

      Not only shilka
  2. Dima190579
    Dima190579 27 June 2013 08: 49 New
    0
    And how else can Americans fight snipers ?.
    1. newnutella
      newnutella 27 June 2013 09: 42 New
      +1
      Well, you could still raise a couple of phantoms into the air and fly into them on this hill. And as it turned out later, he shot, a drunk soldier who had taken a wander around the jungle and suddenly it dawned on him that the enemy could be at their base ..
      1. Blackgrifon
        Blackgrifon 27 June 2013 16: 36 New
        +1
        Quote: newnutella
        Well, you could still raise a couple of phantoms into the air and fly into them on this hill. And as it turned out later, he shot, a drunk soldier who had taken a wander around the jungle and suddenly it dawned on him that the enemy could be at their base ..


        And what can you do otherwise to fight against snipers? There are few or no counter-sniper groups; there is only one way out - to slaughter the parasite with everything that is.
        1. Karlsonn
          Karlsonn 27 June 2013 16: 54 New
          +5
          Quote: Blackgrifon
          And what can you do otherwise to fight against snipers?


          The best anti-sniper weapon sticks out of the tank from the tower. This is even children know.
          1. Avenger711
            Avenger711 27 June 2013 18: 13 New
            0
            Well, they got him.
  3. Tuzik
    Tuzik 27 June 2013 09: 38 New
    +1
    the base was located just for the sniper, there weren’t enough brains on the hill to set patrols?
  4. KG_patriot_last
    KG_patriot_last 27 June 2013 09: 40 New
    21
    I hope this Vietnamese is alive, healthy and now also sees these photos ...
  5. cth; fyn
    cth; fyn 27 June 2013 11: 00 New
    +3
    The gates of hell opened

    Nifigovaya such a hyperbole, Maleha shot and already see, the gates of hell opened there.
  6. Old_kapitan
    Old_kapitan 27 June 2013 12: 17 New
    +3
    Was there a boy? I mean - a sniper. They found traces of blood. They killed a stray cat! Warriors ...
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    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 27 June 2013 12: 48 New
      0
      Well, at the same amers, they like to show off everywhere.
  8. SIT
    SIT 27 June 2013 12: 40 New
    +1
    If it was really a sniper trained by ours, then he did not fire more than 3 shots from one position. After them, he switched to a spare bed. So they thrashed where no one was already there, and the blood from which thread of the forest animals, which 40 mm projectile carried into molecules.
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 27 June 2013 22: 40 New
      0
      Quote: SIT
      and blood from what thread of a forest animal, which 40mm shell smashed into molecules.


      Or brought by the sniper himself.
  9. Boomer
    Boomer 27 June 2013 12: 45 New
    0
    yes this is STAR WARS !!!! belay smile
  10. sashka
    sashka 27 June 2013 12: 48 New
    0
    Probably I’ll make this picture wallpaper In my Nadia .. Beautifully yours.
  11. Fitter65
    Fitter65 27 June 2013 12: 53 New
    0
    There was a picture somewhere, I can't find how the AC-130 GANSHIP "works" this is really "Star Wars" ...
  12. LaGlobal
    LaGlobal 27 June 2013 13: 58 New
    +1
    Greetings!
    Having read the article, looked at the pictures and read it again, but I want to add your own comments: why don’t you drop the nuclear bomb on the poor fellow? There, not only blood would not be detected, but the body would turn to ashes.

    Here is actually another clear example of how amers fight!
  13. spirit
    spirit 27 June 2013 14: 36 New
    +1
    and I’m not surprised! America, Vietnam generally wanted to bomb with atomic bombs laughing
  14. Fibrizio
    Fibrizio 27 June 2013 15: 10 New
    0
    Quote: Tuzik
    the base was located just for the sniper, there weren’t enough brains on the hill to set patrols?


    They set it up. He is all in green. Sense 0. Here cut down or burn everything in a radius of 3-5 km is a real option.
    1. Leisure
      Leisure 27 June 2013 23: 01 New
      0
      Well, what exactly did they do. All around burned and corroded.
  15. ed65b
    ed65b 27 June 2013 15: 53 New
    -2
    Cool pictures, to be sure, I liked the first one, how it sews with a laser
  16. Fibrizio
    Fibrizio 27 June 2013 16: 24 New
    +1
    It seems that they have played with excerpts.
  17. Russ69
    Russ69 27 June 2013 16: 29 New
    0
    The photo is valid, you can’t say anything.
  18. Strashila
    Strashila 27 June 2013 16: 53 New
    0
    After such plowing, they found traces of blood ... ??? numb don't get up. Where did they sandal all this time ???
  19. misterwulf
    misterwulf 27 June 2013 17: 53 New
    0
    Tin! Where are the green men?
  20. stalker
    stalker 27 June 2013 18: 37 New
    0
    is it not in the predator whether they so fired laughing
  21. 007jamesbond
    007jamesbond 27 June 2013 19: 00 New
    +1
    Disgusting, so exterminate the ecosystem. It’s hard for me, as a fighter with forest fires, to see such squandering. Nature will soon answer the same.
    1. SOUTH,
      SOUTH, 29 June 2013 13: 13 New
      0
      this is nonsense. ORANGE is a jungle fighter.
  22. pogis
    pogis 27 June 2013 21: 21 New
    +1
    Night shooting tracers cause both horror and excitement! Http: //foto.mail.ru/mail/eugeny.asabin/118/224.html
  23. Monkey monkey
    Monkey monkey 28 June 2013 00: 18 New
    0
    ____ Hmmm ... Then they gave a blunder, they did not work. It was necessary to throw an atomic bomb, then it might have got ...
  24. Combitor
    Combitor 28 June 2013 01: 46 New
    0
    And where is the sniper? Since the body was not found, but only blood, then this hero survived. Maybe he also saw these photographs and remembered his fighting youth and how they, the Vietnamese, are the only ones in the world who could give a decent answer and pile on Americans completely.
  25. Penek
    Penek 28 June 2013 19: 21 New
    +2
    Painfully familiar picture - as the Khumri garrison (Afghanistan) in the 83rd marked the onset of the New Year, even abruptly. There was only a sniper.
    And in Bagram, my commander after a liter of alcohol repeatedly tried to knock the Moon out of ZU-23-2. Maybe Americans also took a little on their chests?
    1. SOUTH,
      SOUTH, 29 June 2013 13: 07 New
      +2
      45 Charikar and I regularly observed your attempts to bring down the moon or the illuminating ones. For the new year, it’s like a decoration along with a salute. They will hang the lighting and bottom tracers from all sides like a Christmas tree decorated with running lights. Impressive.
  26. SOUTH,
    SOUTH, 29 June 2013 13: 04 New
    +1
    A beautiful picture, I saw something like this on Panjshir, in 85g. We were standing on the sandy bank of the river bend, around the broken villages I then (dushara), in less than two weeks I gained 10 kg, last year's nuts under the trees, and various yummy in abandoned gardens. I haven't seen any residential villages at all. We have a village behind us and across the river opposite, too, but in an even worse condition, we deployed VFS 2.5 near the water (where else) and stood next to it, mixed through one filling tanks and tanks. Behind us, a little higher BMPs and armored personnel carriers, how many, I do not remember, and the battery of guns. The car was guarded by ourselves, and I watched the first half of the night, it was more convenient, in the morning the turntables flew in very early, and I couldn't get enough sleep in the morning. The first to fire from the cannon was a tank standing nearby. I was just blown into the sand. Afterwards everyone shot at the village on the other side. My chemists, a laboratory assistant, and I dropped off several shops on the quiet. First, lying down, then from the knee, becoming bolder while standing, (… uh, such a cover) then from the belly, in general, from the heart. Our car was in the foreground of all this "battle", in the sea of ​​fire from the flashes it became light, the fire from tank machine guns loaded with tracers looked like a continuous stream of fire, and wherever it hit, everything burned for a long time, although it was like no plants, no wooden sheds, solid clay and rocks. Subsequently, they said that in this village, the tankers noticed spirits with a night vision device, no one swam to the other bank to understand, the mountain river is fast. The picture was just right. Impressed, still in my memory, as it was yesterday. Laboratory chemist, I don’t remember Styopa’s surname, he did not spend a long time as a laboratory chemist. In the photo I am on the right and Vovka chemical laboratory, but this is a different exit, Ghazni, fools have become against the background of the car. I hung the unloading on myself (then we called it "bra") So that it would not be seen that the camouflage coat consists of two separate parts, short. When everyone was changing their shape, they went to Bagram for mine, the ensign was happy, they would rush to the dukan for vodka and poopka. My nickname is "Kropal", who remembers respond 45ISP 3BSM 3RSM commander of the field water supply department
  27. True
    True 29 June 2013 17: 18 New
    -1
    Well, such footage can now be added. The photo shows the teachings of Japanese tankers.
  28. Swetliy
    Swetliy 24 August 2014 12: 58 New
    0
    Spielberg did not see these photos ...!