Hey all! Title says it all, I’m looking for some good books and references on the Aussies in Vietnam. Anything that covers the RAR would be a great place to start. I’m also interested in the Centurions and M113s fielded by the RAAC. I’ve done some scanning on Amazon and the like and not much seems to come up.
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Canister. On. Fire - Bruce Cameron, Big Sky Publishing, ISBN9781921941993 - covers Australian tank ops in VN
Really good read, 2 volumes
that is a very good book,picked it up at a model show,its my main book of reference for aussie vietnam builds.
Talking about Aussie M113’s this one is great
but you may have a hard time finding it as it’s OOP. You can still find some second hand specimen
I have a few ebooks about aussies in Nam:
If there is anyone you are interested in, then let me know via PM
Yeah, Mud and Dust is good.
This one is going to be hard to find, but grab it if you do:
PMMS Review - and yes all you need to know about Aussie Centurions is in it
A great book for strategic/political info is “Vietnam” by Bruce Davies/Gary McKay.
Jungle Tracks by Gary McKay and Graeme Nicholas
Allen & Unwin (2001)
If you can find a copy, Time/Life Vietnam Experience series had a volume on the Australians. Wayne
Thanks for all the recommendations guys! I’ve got 3 or 4 in my Amazon cart now…a 113 FSV build is definitely in my future once work slows down a bit
That is not a Vietnam Era AFV Malcolm. The Aussies used the Fire Support Vehicle (FSV), which was a M113A1 fitted with a Saladin Turret, in 'Nam.
The MRV (Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle) was a post 'Nam replacement for the FSV. It was the M113A1 fitted with a Scorpion turret.
Yep, aware of that.
Still it may be of interest even though it’s the next generation?
You could also try the relevant Units’ Associations eg. 1AMD, 3 CAV, 1RAR (which had an attachment from 4/19 PoW Lt Horse - you could even try 4/19). There was also a M113 SQN attachment to the ATF in VietNam.
Most of them commission books for Vets to purchase