US Tanks vs.North Vietnamese Tanks

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US Tanks vs.North Vietnamese Tanks

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 03 Jan 2021 09:06

Were there any US tanks during the Vietnam War scored at least two North Vietnamese during a battle?

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Re: US Tanks vs.North Vietnamese Tanks

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 03 Jan 2021 09:11

Excuse me what I meant was any US Tanks had at least two North Vietnamese tank kill?

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Re: US Tanks vs.North Vietnamese Tanks

Post by Ironmachine » 03 Jan 2021 16:25

AFAIK, no.

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Re: US Tanks vs.North Vietnamese Tanks

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 04 Jan 2021 02:12

I did not know of any tank vs tank engagement during the Viet-nam War.

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Re: US Tanks vs.North Vietnamese Tanks

Post by Ironmachine » 04 Jan 2021 08:05

Mark in Cleveland, Tn. wrote: did not know of any tank vs tank engagement during the Viet-nam War.
If you mean tank-vs-tank engagements involving U.S. tanks, there were not many:
In mid-1968 a M48 tank of the US 3rd Marine Tank Battalion attacked a PT-76 with indirect fire with a FAC adjusting fire, and hit it with the third round. The tank crew abandoned their vehicle, that was later bomber by F-4 Phantom fighter bombers.
In March 1969, the Ben Het Camp was attacked. The attackers had PT-76 tanks and armored carriers while the defenders were suppported by M-48 tanks of the 1st Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, IIRC, two PT-76 and one M-48 were destroyed.
I don't recall any other tank-on-tank combat involving U.S. forces.

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