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Item Number
VAS022678
Record Number
181480
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Edwin L. Oswald Collection
Media Type
Slide
Description
This is the armament that he was aiming with the night site television. The rockets were fired on a different sight by the guy on the right-hand seat. The guy in the left hand seat with the T.V camera could cause this outboard 7.62mm Gatling gun to shoot forward, down, and aft, watching the target on the T.V. And what these guys would do, they would use another helicopter with all these lights blinking as a decoy. These guys would come in with no lights blinking and spot where the gunfire was coming from, then they would fly over this thing and the bad guys thought that the second helicopter had over-flown then, but what they were really doing was they had the camera down under the Huey looking straight back and the guns pivoting back, and as these guys looked like they were going away, they sprayed the bad guys with about 5000 rounds a minute from each gun. It was normally fatal. This was a very proven technique.
Citation
Slide VAS022678,  No Date, Edwin L. Oswald Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 23 Jul. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VAS022678>.
Pub. Credit Line
VAS022678, Edwin L. Oswald Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 20 May 2004[Updated: 12 Jun 2013]