It’s been established that through every major conflict in the past two centuries, new technology was developed. Whether the technology has helped or brought on more death and suffering, it seems that mankind has become more innovative during times of war. Below are some of the top technologies that came out during the Vietnam War.
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The B-52s were heavy bombers that were developed by Boeing after World War 2. Alongside the revolutionary F-4 Phantom, the B-52s helped the U.S. and its allies take control of the skies. But out all the aircraft, the most famous of them all was the Bell UH-1 helicopter, more popularly known as the Huey, which became synonymous with American troops.
The M-16 rifle was updated in the mid-60s to fit better with the changing conditions in Vietnam. The new M-16s was resistant to jamming, and would not get stuck up even in a wet and dirty environment. It became the primary weapon of U.S. soldiers in the war.
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Explosives were a huge part of warfare. Napalm came out in World War II but was given much more destructive power in the Vietnam War, as instruments were created that could propel these incendiary bombs over greater distances.