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This confidential U.S. Air Force film shows various air strikes in Southeast Asia by F-100s, F-105s, A-1 Skyraiders, and other aircraft. Napalm, cluster bombs, high drag bombs, and other munitions are used as well as cannon. At the 3:45 mark, F-100s are brought in to assist U.S. and friendly ground forces who are under heavy enemy assault. Spotting aircraft can be seen in this footage. At the 5 minute mark, Operation Scotland assaults are seen as part of the Battle of Khe Sanh. At the 8 minute mark, attacks on North Vietnamese Mig-17s are seen including rare air-to-air footage. Operation Fairfax and Operation Saratoga were also supported by strikes seen in this footage.

The Battle of Khe Sanh was conducted in northwestern Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), between 21 January and 9 July 1968 during the Vietnam War. The belligerent parties were elements of the United States military III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF), 1st Cavalry Division, the US Seventh Air Force, minor elements of the South Vietnamese Army (ARVN) against two to three division-size elements of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA).

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  1. Thompson 85 says:

    All this because the French didn't want to give up a colony! and a pointless proxy war with Russia. Yet America moans about Chinese activities in the South China Sea.

  2. Macah Dahma says:

    You don't have to be accurate with a 750lb. hi-drag bomb….

  3. Taha shah says:

    Still defeated by Vietnamese. USA superpower? HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

  4. Taha shah says:

    Unbelievable how US with such amount of modern warfare humiliatingly lost the war. US was never a super power Vietnamese proved it.

  5. Robert Tiscione says:

    Pilots loved cluster bombs instead of the dumb 750 bombs

  6. Radionut R says:

    Do you know at least 70% of these claims of destruction were false. They were for the troops to listen to so they had something to keep on fighting for. Blew up military structures a.k.a. grass hut. Blew up truck parks a.k.a. trees. BS nothing but pure BS

  7. Joseph Collins III says:

    When the pilot strafes the positions on the beach the narrator claims 12 enemy killed. Are you sure? Because I'm gonna guess zero. Sums up "kill count" in Vietnam.

  8. Old Foot stool says:

    We fucken gave back every peace of land we took,
    No wonder we lost. Sorry negotiated a way out

  9. huu-ban vu says:

    "We are killing! We are bombing! But we are losing!" – "We are winning all battles! But we are losing the war!" – "Our footprints are millions of bomb craters there. But I want to leave schools, hospitals…" LBJ "on the Path of War"

  10. Alex Hatfield says:

    All that hardware and ordinance, an authoritative military narration…..and they still lost….

  11. Phayzyre105 says:

    Odds are certain that these airstrikes killed a lot of people on the ground but by the same token odds are also certain they didn't hit jack shit. The NVA and Viet Cong were so well adapt to moving through the jungle that by the time photos were taken by recce aircraft, missions were planned, fighter jets were dispatched and the area was bombed the NVA and VC were long to hell and gone! About the only thing that was killed were insects and animals.

  12. Icarus Tanović says:

    I might be a coward, but I just can't watch this Horror and Terror.

  13. Showering with dad says:

    "Incendie-gel"… Lol. Yeah that will make napalm sound less hellish to the media.

  14. Christian e.g. says:

    this is what i think of when i hear the song "Testify" by Rage Against The Machine

  15. Для чего бомбили хижины и деревни, настраивали северных против себя?
    0:55 эскадрилья сбросила напалм.

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