Napalm

Although Napalm was delivered in defense of the troops at LZ Albany by aircraft, I felt it deserved a separate page because of its very nature. The NVA feared two weapons. They were WP or White Phosphorus and Napalm. Both would cling to anything it touched. Napalm is a jellied mixture that is safe to handle but when ignited is very difficult to put out. The picture above shows Napalm hanging under the wings of a A-1E in Vietnam. The picture at the right is of Napalm exploding on a position in Vietnam in 1964. Its effect on attacking troops was devastating. While defensive rifle fire might not slow an enemy attack, with Napalm the enemy had to run or risk being burnt to death.