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If you have ever been in a Cavalry unit, then you know the Attitude that becomes most apparent when hanging around with other units.

This site is dedicated to all those who serve in the military with special emphasis on those in the Cavalry, and more specifically Air Cav.


What does IYACYAS mean ?

Among other things: AirCav

With some Action

Or maybe Adventure

Using lots of Ammo

And some Aviation

The full Background

Could be Cavalry

Probably in Combat

Involving Defense

On these DVDs

There is Equipment

Which might be FUBAR

Of course, Guns Guns Guns

There is History

There are Helicopters

If You Ain't Cav,

Joint Operations

Kills - Killers - Kill 'em all

There are many Legends

About Mini-guns & MLRS

And Napalm

And Night Vision

Or Observation - Operations

Known Positions

In a Quadrant

During a Recon - Report

Perhaps being Safe or SNAFU

See Target - Pull - Trigger

There are Uniforms

And Units

Resulting in Victory

Via someVectors

The Mission might be to Verify

Utilizing Whiskey or Willy Pete

X - change

If You Ain't Cav

You ain't ___

Zulu


Cav always needs logistical support, especially for Ammo.

The Air Cav, in particular needs a whole lot of support because of the requirements for fuel and spare parts for aircraft. Air Cav needs personnel to maintain aircraft, pump fuel, load ammo and provide security. There is a great deal of attention given to the problem of General George Patton during WWII when his Cav units out ran his supply lines. Patton was one of the most famous Cavalry commanders who openly displayed typical Cav charateristics. Ordinary people might be familiar with his significant accomplishments as well as his personality through the movie starring George C. Scott.

Ammunition might seem to be top priority, however, food and fuel are probably equally if not more important to Cav.

On the subject of ammo, the following video clip will show use of: TOW missiles, 2.75 inch Rockets, 20mm and 7.62mm.

The next clip is a rather large file and might take time to download for anyone who has less than a high-speed connection, however, it does have some pretty good Cold War era shoot-em-up video action. It is my understanding that this type of video can also be shown on a wide screen TV if you have the appropriate technology to get it from internet to TV. This is essentially a Trailer for the DVDs. If you want to have the full screen effect with optimum resolution, then you might consider purchasing the DVD (or DVDs) which have more footage not available on the web.

There will be much more commentary in my book (soon to be published - I hope) that will go into far more detail about the effects of ammunition and other ordnance.

One section of the book will probably deal with an earlier incarnation of the now popular Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Back in the old days of RVN (Republic of Viet Nam), the members of my Cav Squadron would make little surprise packages for the enemy. These might be housed in an empty pint oil can that previously held 23699 (aircraft lubricating oil). The cans would be packed with C4 out of the back of a Claymore. In the C4 would be placed nails, rocks, broken glass, maybe some old wire and a few cotter type safety pins. (Always Think Safety) Then, a grenade would be carefully placed inside the can with the spoon on the outside.

These devices were used for special occasions, when a normal grenade just might not be sufficient. The concept was to fly very low over a small dwelling, more commonly known as a "Hooch," and the objective was for the door gunner in the back of the LOH (pronounced Loach), to drop the little device at just the right moment, and with just the right spin so that the little present would make it inside the front door or through the window of the "Hooch."

Needless to say, this was always a point of great anticipation as the pilot and door gunner of said LOH would then carefully maneuver so that they could be in the best position to observe the surprise effects of that little present when the time on the grenade finally elapsed. Those interested in the exact details of the effects will have to read the book to get the full description of how the roof subsequently blew off.

It is assumed that due to various Safety precautions and regulations, not to mention no longer flying with door gunners sitting on the floor with their legs hanging out the door is no longer in fashion, the practice of presenting gifts to enemy hooches is no longer as popular as it once was.

In modern times, we have to be far more concerned about the potential for collateral damage.


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