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1 Vietnam War Blackhorse Armoured Cavalry Troop Box Set contains:
- 7 Plastic M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers
- 3 M551 Sheridan Tanks
- 1 M48 Patton Tank
- 2 Decal Sheets
The 11th Armoured Cavalry, known as the ‘Blackhorse’ Regiment, developed radical new tactics to combat an elusive and determined enemy. Conventional wisdom asserted that armour had little to no role to play in the jungles, deltas, and rough terrain of Vietnam. The Blackhorse Regiment proved conventional wisdom wrong. The regiment’s unofficial motto, ‘Find the b*stards, then pile on’, embodied their tactics for a highly mobile and heavily armed combined-arms force to seek out and destroy an unconventional enemy.
As American involvement in the Vietnam War increased, there was a need for additional combat formations. In March 1966 the 11th Armoured Cavalry Regiment was ordered to Vietnam. In preparation, the regiment made a series of modifications to their equipment and organisation to better fight a guerrilla war. Feedback from Vietnamese Armoured Cavalry Regiments suggested that neither the jeeps nor the M114 reconnaissance carriers that Blackhorse had were much use in Vietnam. Both were replaced with the larger, more mobile and better protected M113 armoured personnel carrier (APC).
Supplied unpainted & unassembled