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  • The close-support role led directly to the selection of a low-velocity 75mm gun for both the M3 and M4.

    Steel Victory

  • The bat-tlewagons and cruisers fired until just before the troops hit the beaches, at which time rocket gunships and other close-support vessels took up the task. 5

    Steel Victory

  • Leaving one of their number behind as close-support to the catapult ship, the rest were now accelerating to intercept the incoming liner.


  • Local radar sites were either in ruins or in hiding, and Marine Harriers off the Saipan and Nassau flew close-support missions that cleared corridors from the sea to the inland LZs.


  • He never, at any time, had close-support aircraft, for example, as any modern force would have, and, really, not until the very end did he have armor in the sense of tanks.

    Giap: The Victor in Vietnam

  • "The new close-support aircraft, Wittmann!" called Kling over the radio.

    Panzer Aces

  • Escorted by three Bf-110 close-support aircraft, which now and then fired smoke signals to indicate the position of the enemy, we drove north along the main road against negligible opposition.

    Panzer Aces

  • The close-support pilots destroyed fifty T-34s within sixty minutes, eliminating the threat to the corps 'flank.

    Panzer Aces

  • A Soviet flanking attack was smashed by Luftwaffe close-support aircraft under

    Panzer Aces

  • Russian close-support aircraft were approaching at treetop height.

    Panzer Aces


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