By Gordon L. Rottman
Box fortifications and tunnel platforms are usually regarded as shielding and energetic protecting measures, however the VC/NVA additionally hired them offensively. It was once universal for vast box works to be developed to help attacks and sieges on US fire-support bases and distant camps. Their strategies mirrored makes an attempt to counter the large firepower they confronted: while at once attractive the enemy they hired “hugging” strategies (moving in and closing heavily engaged, even intermingling devices, to avoid the enemy from bringing his artillery and shut air help to bear). Their box works incorporated defended villages, base camps, fortified complexes, hilltop defenses, trench structures, person combating positions, crew-served weapon positions, bunkers, caches, and broad tunnel platforms. Camouflage and misleading measures, and the employment of stumbling blocks and booby traps went hand-in-hand with such box works. This publication examines those exact fortifications.
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