Viet Nam 1969-1970/ Damage to Buiding after Attack
Previous | Home | Next
I was in building (being used as a club) when it was hit by a 122 mm Rocket*.
No injuries from that round; couple of guys slightly wounded by a later one.
The 122mm rocket possessed the longest range; three to eleven kilometers, of any of the rockets fired at the allies and
was used extensively by the NVA and VC. The
122mm rocket was a fin stabilized weapon with more destructive power
than any other weapon. This rocket was lethal within a 163 square meter burst area. Although the use of launch tubes
ensured greater accuracy, the 122mm could be fired from improvised launch sites with a range of three to eleven kilometers.
These rockets were used not only against military installations, but also against urban areas, ports and bridges throughout
South Vietnam. Attacks by these rockets were usually of longer duration than attacks by 140mm rockets since more than
one 122mm rocket could be launched from the same launch position when using the rocket launcher.
Length: 75.4 inches, Weight: 101.86 lbs.,
Range with spoiler ring: 3,000 to 7,000 meters.
Without spoiler ring: 6,000 to 11,000 meters.
Warhead: 14.5 lbs explosive,
Launcher length: 8.1 feet, Weight with tripod: 121 lbs.
Copyright ©Dan M. Davis 2017