San Antonio Express from San Antonio, Texas on November 10, 1976 · Page 4
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P>age 4-A SÀN ANTONIO EXPRESS—Wednesday November 10 1976 I ’Viets ! reaped weapons harvest ASSOOATfD PRESS * WASHINGTON - * North Vietnamese i troops captured more than 550 U.S.-made tanks, over 1,300 artillery pieces, 1.6 million rifles and enough other military equipment to field an entire army, air force and navy, a Pentagon report showed Tuesday. The newly declassified j report provided the first detailed breakdown of an ! estimated $5 billion in U.S.- f supplied military hardware * which Hanoi’s forces took over when South Vietnam’s » government collapsed in the . spring of 1975. * “A substantial amount of this equipment could lie unserviceable,” the Pentagon said. “The list does not take into account the degree of damage in* flicted upon portions of the * equipment left behind by re* treating Republic of Vietnam forces during the 1 final days.” « Climate ^ The Pentagon noted that * the captured equipment , may have deteriorated from *. climate and weather conditions in South * Vietnam, but it said it does not know to what extent this * may have happened. Shortly after the fall of South V i etna m, defense spokesmen told Congress * they calculated about $2 billion of the $5 billion worth of military equipment taken by North Vietnam was in serviceable shape. Military officials have said that aircraft, tanks, armored personnel carriers, ships and some * other gear probably would be of value only until they » needed spare parts, which ' would not be available from the United States. ' Among the items listed were 48,000 radios. U.S. > Army National Guard and * reserve forces are still | suffering from a lack of * radios. List The list made public by the Pentagon includes: A total of 550 M48 medium tanks and M44 light tanks, 1,200 Ml 13 armored personnel carriers which * carry troops into battle, . 1,330 howitzers and large .* caliber self-propelled guns, • 791,000 M16 rifles, 857,580 other types of rifles and * 15,000 machine guns. 1 Also included are 63,000 light antitank weapons, 47,000 M79 grenade launchers, 12,000 mortars and 90,000 45-caliber pistols. The inventory includes 430 UHL helicopters, 36 larger CH47 Chinook helicopters, 73 F5 fighter planes. 113 A37 light bombers, 36 old propeller- driven A1 bombers, 90 transport planes and 212 miscellaneous aircraft. Ammunition The North Vietnamese • also inherited a mountain of 130,000 tons of ammunition ♦ and 42,000 trucks. Without going into details, the Pentagon list spoke of 940 • naval ships and craft. Most of these were small patrol*. type vessels and river warfare craft. Some of this hardware # has been spotted by U.S. reconnaissance satellites as it was being moved into North Vietnam. The North Vietnamese used some of the A37 bombers in driving Cambodian Communist troops from several small islands in the Gulf of Thailand shortly after the collapse of anti-Communist forces in South Vietnam and Cambodia, intelligence officials have reported. San Antonio Express Published Monday through fridoy except labor Do/ and Thanksgiving Day and not published on July 4, Chmtmot Day, New Year s Day when they occur Monday through Friday Also no* published art a Monday when July 4, Christisnov Day, New Yecw s Day falls on a preceding Sunday. By The Expre$s-News Corporation P G Bo* 2171 San Antonio, Texas 78297 Second Gass Postage Paid at San Antonio, Texas Registrodo com© orhcyia de 2do dose et 29 d# Enero 1922, en to AdmimstraciOfi de Carre©* ©n Nuevo Laredo, Tamps., Mexico All cGmroyrttcaftans should be addressed to Son Antonio Express, or San Antonio News This newspaper will no# be responsible tor manuscripts or photographs not solicited for publication. MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES Inside Texas Morning A Sunday Mornmg Only Evening & Sunday Evening Only Sunday Only (Prices above A UNIT OF ALLIED STORES bonus BUY NOW! Enjoy your purchase of any furniture or major appliance and NO MONTHLY PAYMENT 'TIL FEBRUARY '77 on Joske's Major Purchase Budget Plan! However, finance charges accrue during the deferred period NOVEMBER'S THE MONTH FOR BIG SPECIAL VALUES 3 DAYS ONLY ... THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY! SALE! 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