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tires. H&MS-Headquarters and
Maintenance Squadron. H&S Co-Headquarters and
Service Company. HC(A)- Helicopter Commander
(Airborne). HDC-Helicopter Direction
Center. HEALT- Helicopter Employment
and Landing Table. HH-3 - Sikorsky Sea King,
a single-rotor helicopter used for com-
HH-53-Sikorsky Sea Stallion,
twin-engine, single-rotor assault
helicopter in U.S.
Navy and Air three search and rescue config-
an operation begins. HLZ-Helicopter Landing
Zone. HMH-Marine Heavy Helicopter
Squadron. HMM-Marine Medium Helicopter
Squadron, also the basis of com-
posite squadrons with
M55 self-propelled, heavy artillery piece with
a maximum range of
16,900 meters and a rate of fire of one
round every two minutes.
M101A1 cowed, general purpose light ar-
tillery piece with
a maximum range of 11.000 meters and maxi-
mum rate of fire of
four rounds per minute.
M1I4A towed and M109 self-propelled
medium artillery with
a maximum range of 15,080 meters and
a maximum race of
fire of three rounds per minute. The newer
and heavier self-propelled
M109 is largely road-bound, while
the lighter, towed
M1I4A can be moved either by truck or by
Team. Huey-Bell Iroquois UH-1
series of helicopters. HQMC- Headquarters Marine
Corps. ICCS-International Commission
of Conrrol and Supervision, es-
tablished by the Paris
Peace Accords of 1973 TO supervise the
the accords. Composed of representatives
I MAF-1 Marine Amphibious
from Canada, Hungary,
Poland, Indonesia, and Iran.
force. IOD-Integrated Observation
Team. J-l, -2, et al,-Designation
for members of a joint staff which in-
cludes members of
several Services. J-l refers to the staff mem-
ber responsible for
personnel; J-2, intelligence; J-3, operations;
JCRC-Joint Casualty Resolution
Center. JCS-Joint Chiefs of Staff
(U.S.). JGS-Joint General Staff
(South Vietnamese). JMC-Joint Military Commission.
The four-power JMC represent-
ing the United States,
South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the
Government established by the 1973
Jolly Green-Radio call
Paris Peace Accords.
sign for USAF HH-53 helicopters of 40th
JUSPAO-Joint U.S. Public
Aerospace Rescue and
Recovery Squadron (40th ARRS).
Affairs Office. KC-130 - Lockheed, in-flight
refueling tanker configuration of the
Communists. KIA- Killed in Action. Knife-Radio call sign
for USAF CH-53 helicopters of 21st Special
OperationsLAAW-US. M72 light antitank
Squadron (21st SOS).
assault weapon, also known as light
Ship. LCM-Landing Craft, Mechanised,
designed to land tanks, trucks,
LCPL-Landing Craft, Personnel,
and trailers directly
onto the beach. Also known as a "Mike boat."
Large. LCVP-Landing Craft. Vehicle,
Personnel, a small craft with a bow
ramp used to transport
assault troops and light vehicles to the
LGB-Laser Guided Bombs,
beach. Also known
as a "Papa boat."
commonly known as "smart bombs." L-Hour-The specific time
helicopters land in a helicopter landing
zone (USMC); launch
hour, when an aircraft leaves the ground
for the air and surface interdiction opera-
tions against North
Vietnam in 1972.
Ship. LOC-Lines of Communication. LORAN-Long Range Navigation,
a system of radio stations at
known positions used
for air and sea guidance.
Dock, a ship designed to transport
and land troops, equipment,
and supplies by means of embarked
landing craft, amphibious
vehicles, and helicopters. It has both
a submersible well
deck and a helicopter landing deck.
Ship, a ship designed or modified to
and land troops, equipmenr, and supplies by means
of embarkedLSA-Logistic Support
Area. LSD-Landing Ship Dock,
a landing ship designed to combat load,
transport,crews and embarked personnel,
and launch amphibious crafts or vehicles together with
and to provide limited dock-
ing and repair
services to small ships and crafts. It lacks the
helicopterLST-Tank Landing Ship.
landing deck of the LPD.
a landing ship designed to transport heavy
and to land them on a beach.
Unit. LtCol-Lieutenant Colonel. LTDS-Laser Target Designation
System. LtGen-Lieutenant General. LVTC-Landing Vehicle,
Tracked, Command, an amphibian vehi-
cle fittedLVTE-Landing Vehicle,
with radios for use as a command and control facility.
Tracked, Engineer, a lightly armored am-
phibian vehicleLVTP-Landing Vehicle,
designed for minefield and obstacle clearance.
Tracked, Personnel, an amphibian vehicle
used to landMAB-Marine Amphibious
and/or transport personnel.
Brigade, MABLEx-MAB Landing Exercise. MABS-Marine Air Base
Squadron. MAC-Military Airlift
Command. Machine Gun, ,50-Caliber-U.S,
M3 belt-fed, recoil-operated, air-
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