Military Factory

Vietnam War Vehicles and Other Battlefield Systems (1955-1975)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/14/2015

Despite the advantage of technology, the United States suffered defeat in the unconventional war that was Vietnam.





There are a total of (47) Vietnam War Vehicles and Other Battlefield Systems (1956-1975) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1939
BM-8 / BM-13 / BM-31 (Katyusha)
The Soviet Army became something of experts in the use of battlefield rockets during World War 2. Th... [Read More]
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1950
BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)
The Red Army learned much about mobility in its response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union ... [Read More]
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1960
BTR-60
The armored 8x8 wheeled BTR-60 of 1960 was developed as a direct replacement for the 6x6 wheeled BTR... [Read More]
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1963
Cadillac Gage Commando (M706 / G-392)
The Cadillac Gage "Commando" (V-100 / G-392) was first adopted by the United States Army in the 1960... [Read More]
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1945
Centurion (A41)
Though requested as early as 1943 and entering production in January of 1945, the British Centurion ... [Read More]
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1942
Daimler Armored Car
The armored car proved itself an important battlefield tool for the British Army during World War 1 ... [Read More]
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1941
Ford GP / GPW (Government Pygmy)
In 1939, the United States Army invited some 135 to 165 manufacturing companies to submit design pr... [Read More]
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1943
GAZ-67
All of the Allied powers of World War 2 enjoyed success with the American-designed Bantam/Willys "JE... [Read More]
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1967
Kaiser-Jeep M715 (Five Quarter)
Up to 1965, the United States military relied on the Dodge G741 truck (as the M37) as its go anywher... [Read More]
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1956
LVTP-5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel)
Since the early days of naval warfare, the amphibious assault has remained a complicated, expensive ... [Read More]
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1962
M107 SPA
Developed alongside the storied M110 Self-Propelled Howitzer was the M107. Both vehicles utilized th... [Read More]
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1952
M108 SPG
The Cold War period following World War 2 saw tremendous growth in the field of tracked armored vehi... [Read More]
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1963
M109 SPA
The155mm-armed M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) was developed concurrently with the 105mm-armed M... [Read More]
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1962
M110 SPA
By the end of the Korea War (1950-1953), the American Army was in need of modernization to replace m... [Read More]
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1960
M113 APC
The American M113 Armored Personnel Carrier became one of the most successful Cold War vehicles in t... [Read More]
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1962
M114 CRV
The M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier followed the ubiquitous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (... [Read More]
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1969
M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS)
The M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) mated the firepower of the United States Air Force's stand... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS)

1944
M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
The Light Tank, M24 "Chaffee" was the chosen successor to the M5 "Stuart" light tank line which bega... [Read More]
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1956
M274 Truck, Platform, Utility 1.5-ton, 4x4 (Military Mule)
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the M274 Truck, Platform, Utility 1.5-ton, 4x4 (Military Mule)

1940
M3 Scout Car (White Scout Car)
Numerically, the White Scout Car (designated as the "G-067" and "M3A1" in U.S. Army nomenclature) wa... [Read More]
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1951
M35 / G742 (Deuce and a Half)
The "Duce and a Half" has a valued logistical history doing what it did best - moving men and materi... [Read More]
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1951
M41 Walker Bulldog
The M41 was designed and developed as the direct successor to the World War 2-era M24 Chaffee light ... [Read More]
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1952
M42 (Duster)
The United States went to war in Korea in 1950 following the invasion of the democratic South by the... [Read More]
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1952
M48 Patton
The M48 Patton appeared in 1952 and was produced in over 11,000 examples during her tenure. She went... [Read More]
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1955
M50 Ontos (Thing)
One of the most unique of the fighting vehicles to emerge from the Vietnam War-era (1955-1975) was t... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the M50 Ontos (Thing)

1952
M53 SPH
The M53 Self-Propelled Assault Gun was developed via automotive components taken from existing M46 a... [Read More]
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1952
M55 SPH
The M55 Self-Propelled Howitzer was a short-lived American development emerging out of the 1950s. Th... [Read More]
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1968
M551 Sheridan
The M551 General Sheridan (or simply "Sheridan") was a light-armored and heavily-armed portable tank... [Read More]
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1953
M56 Scorpion
The M56 "Scorpion" SPAT ("Self-Propelled, Anti-Tank") vehicle was an air-transportable, fully-tracke... [Read More]
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1969
M561 (Gamma Goat)
Observing the active French Army involvement in Southeast Asia, the US military began to research a ... [Read More]
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1962
M578 LARV
Utility-minded vehicles seldom receive the attention they rightfully deserve in the context of battl... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the M578 LARV

1953
M59 APC
The M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) was developed to a US Army specification to replace the prec... [Read More]
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1960
M60 (Patton)
The M60 "Patton" Main Battle Tank began development in 1957 to counter rumors that the Soviets were ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the M60 (Patton)

1942
M8 Scott (Howitzer Motor Carriage M8)
For expediency and logistical sake during World War 2, the Americans took the chassis and hull of th... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the M8 Scott (Howitzer Motor Carriage M8)

1961
M88 Hercules
The M88 Hercules series Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) was introduced during the early 1960s and has... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the M88 Hercules

1947
Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG (UNIversal-MOtor-Gerat)
German infrastructure went through a critical rebuilding phase following World War 2. While its arms... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG (UNIversal-MOtor-Gerat)

1952
PT-76
The PT-76 was developed shortly after Second World War. The weapon system is designated as a "Light ... [Read More]
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1957
SA-2 (Guideline) / S-75 Dvina
The original SA-2 Guideline design was engineered to track down and destroy the less-maneuverable hi... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the SA-2 (Guideline) / S-75 Dvina

1943
T-34/85
The T-34/85 was essentially categorized as an "up-gunned" version of the successful base T-34 medium... [Read More]
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1949
T-54
The T-54 series of Soviet main battle tank came about in the search for a viable replacement for the... [Read More]
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1958
T-55
The T-55 was a further improved version of the T-54 Main Battle Tank series of 1949 intended to coun... [Read More]
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1917
Technical
The "Technical" is a generic name given to make-shift military vehicles crudely developed on the cha... [Read More]
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1959
Type 59
The NORINCO-produced Type 59 was actually based on the purchase and subsequent local licensed produc... [Read More]
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1963
Type 62
Yet another in the long line of NORINCO designs inspired by Soviet-era purchases, the Type 62 (class... [Read More]
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1964
Type 63 (YW531)
In the late 1950s, the Chinese government called on local industry to design and develop a low-cost ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 63 (YW531)

1941
Willys MB (Jeep)
Perhaps no other vehicle of the US Army war effort concerning World War 2 was as iconic as the warti... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Willys MB (Jeep)

1965
ZSU-23-4 (Shilka)
The ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" system has been - and in many examples continues to be - a much-feared anti-ai... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the ZSU-23-4 (Shilka)