Military Factory

Vietnam War Helicopters (1955-1975)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/25/2016

The helicopter played all sorts of roles during the Vietnam War, from transport and search-rescue to MEDEVAC and heavily armed gunships.





There are a total of (20) Vietnam War Helicopters (1955-1975) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1967
Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra
While the helicopter was already being developed into a viable battlefield contributor during the da... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra

1970
Bell AH-1J SeaCobra
In the latter part of the 1960s, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) had enough interest in the ne... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Bell AH-1J SeaCobra

1947
Bell H-13 Sioux
The "helicopter" saw development during World War 2 (1939-1945) and some were in fact used by the Ge... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Bell H-13 Sioux

1969
Bell OH-58 Kiowa
The Bell OH-58 Kiowa has seen a long, successful and extended service life with the US Army (and oth... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa

1959
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
The UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" became an important part of American military actions beginning in 1960 and... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)

1962
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
The Boeing "Chinook" line of heavy-lift, tandem-rotor transport helicopters has been a mainstay util... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook

1964
Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
The CH-46 Sea Knight is similar in design and role to the CH-47 Chinook series of transport helicopt... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight

1948
Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
Hiller Aircraft began during World War 2 in 1942 under the operating name of Hiller Industries. The ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)

1966
Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)
The Hughes OH-6 "Cayuse" (popularly recognized as the "Loach") was a revolutionary light helicopter ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)

1958
Kaman HH-43 Huskie
Charles Kaman (1919 - 2011), an aeronautical engineering student, served as an employee to another f... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kaman HH-43 Huskie

1962
Kaman SH-2 Seasprite / Super Seasprite
The Kaman SH-2 Seasprite helicopter has served a lengthy and respected career in the navies of sever... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kaman SH-2 Seasprite / Super Seasprite

1953
Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
The broad-reaching Mil Mi-4 series of helicopter (known to NATO as "Hound") first appeared in 1952 a... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound)

1967
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Numbering well over 12,000 production examples, the Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name of "Hip") can be v... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)

1953
Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
The Piasecki H-21 tandem-rotor helicopter was born from a line of Piasecki products that began with ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Piasecki H-21 Workhorse

1956
Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave
The Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave was an early-generation, heavy-lift cargo helicopter in service with the A... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave

1966
Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
The Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion is a heavy-lift helicopter system developed for the United States Ma... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion

1962
Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane
The original Sikorsky S-60 proved itself as a heavy-lift helicopter through its sole example complet... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane

1950
Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
The Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw was an excellent multipurpose transport helicopter that saw use in vario... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw

1954
Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
The H-34 Choctaw was a multi-purpose, radial-powered utility helicopter produced by Sikorsky in the ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw

1967
Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
The HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant" was a specialized development of the original Sikorsky CH-3 transport ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant