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    Vietnam War Weapons (1955-1975)

    The Vietnam War utilized a wide mix of small arms, airpower, naval systems and armored vehicles - but gains and losses were still decided by the "Boots-on-the-Ground".

    The Vietnam War stemmed from a culmination of rising tensions, alliances and expansion of ideologies during of the Cold War primarily fought between the Soviet Union and the West. One battlefield for the war became Southeast Asia involving the nations of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Communist-backed North Vietnamese forces squared off against the democratic South Vietnamese (allied with the United States) that produced a bloody conflict taking thousands of lives. The Vietnam War officially began on November 1st, 1955 and would last until April 30th, 1975 with the fall of Saigon - covering over 19 years of consistent conflict that resulted in 1.1 million deaths for communist-aligned forces and 315,384 total deaths for South Vietnam and its allies (United States casualties were 58,159 in the war). Total civilian deaths, always difficult to assess in war, is said to have numbered between 420,000 and 2.5 million.

    The United States formed a large part of the military presence in the war. Communist-friendly forces were made up of the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong, the latter a pro-communist guerilla force originating from South Vietnam. Despite the vast resources, manpower and show of force, the West failed in containing the spread of NVA forces resulting in a North Vietnamese victory and subsequently unifying both North and South Vietnam under the rule of the communist North.

    The combined forces of the United States, South Vietnam, South Korea, Australia, Philippines, New Zealand, Thailand, Khmer Republic, the Kingdom of Laos, and the Republic of China (Taiwan).


    A-1 Skyraider
    A-3 Skywarrior
    A-4 Skyhawk
    A-5 Vigilante
    A-6 Intruder
    A-7 Corsair II
    A-26 Invader
    A-37 Dragonfly
    B-26K Counter Invader
    B-36 Peacemaker
    B-47 StratoJet
    B-52 Stratofortress
    B-57 Canberra
    B-58 Hustler
    B-66 Destroyer
    F3D Skyknight
    F3H Demon
    F6F Hellcat
    F8F Bearcat
    F9F Cougar
    F-4 Phantom II
    F-5 Tiger II
    F-8 Crusader
    F-100 Super Sabre
    F-101 Voodoo
    F-102 Delta Dagger
    F-104 Starfighter
    F-105 Thunderchief
    F-106 Delta Dart
    F-111 Aardvark


    AH-1 Cobra
    AH-1 SeaCobra
    CH-37 Mojave
    CH-46 Sea Knight
    CH-47 Chinook
    CH-53 Sea Stallion
    CH-54 Tarhe
    H-13 Souix
    H-19 Chickasaw
    H-21 Workhorse
    H-34 Choctaw
    HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
    HH-43 Huskie
    Model 206 JetRanger
    OH-6 Cayuse
    OH-23 Raven
    OH-58 Kiowa
    QH-50 DASH
    SH-2 Seasprite
    SH-3 Sea King
    UH-1 Huey
    UH-1B/C Frog


    A-47 Spooky
    AC-119 Shadow
    AC-130 Spectre
    C-1 Trader
    C-2 Greyhound
    C-5 Galaxy
    C-9 Nightingale
    C-46 Commando
    C-47 Skytrain
    C-54 Skymaster
    C-69 Constellation
    C-97 Stratofreighter
    C-119 Flying Boxcar
    C-123 Provider
    C-130 Hercules
    C-131 Samritan
    C-141 Starlifter
    DHC-2 Beaver
    DHC-3 Otter
    DHC-4 Caribou
    EA-3B Skywarrior
    EA-6 Prowler
    E-1 Tracer
    E-2 Hawkeye
    F-4G Wild Weasel
    HU-16 Albatross
    KC-135 Stratotanker
    King Air
    MC-130 Combat Talon
    O-1 Bird Dog
    O-2 Skymaster
    OV-1 Mohawk
    OV-10 Bronco
    P2V Neptune
    P-3 Orion
    SR-71 Blackbird
    T-2 Buckeye
    T-28 Trojan
    T-37 Tweet
    T-41 Mescalero
    U-2 Dragon Lady
    VC-137 Stratoliner


    Browning Auto-5
    Carol Gustav m/45
    Colt Commando
    Colt M16
    Colt M1911
    Colt M1898
    Colt M1917
    Enfield L1A1
    FN FAL
    Ithaca Featherlight
    Ithaca Stakeout
    Lithgow F1
    M1 Carbine
    M1 Thompson
    M21 SWS
    M60 GPMG
    MAS 49
    Owen SMG
    Remington M870
    Remington M40
    Remington M10
    Remington M11
    Remington Wingmaster
    Savage M720
    Springfield M14
    Springfield M1903
    S&W Triple Lock
    S&W Model 1917
    S&W Model 10
    S&W M76 SMG
    Sterling SMG
    Stoner M63
    Winchester M1200
    Winchester M1897
    Winchester M1912
    Winchester M70


    BGM-71 TOW
    Browning M1917
    Browning M1919
    Browning M2HB
    FN M2HB
    60mm M19
    60mm M2
    81mm M1
    China lake GL
    GAU-17/A Minigun
    M2 Flamethrower
    M2 Goon Gun
    M18 Claymore
    M20 Recoilless Rifle
    M26 Grenade
    M40 Recoilless Rifle
    M61 Grenade
    M67 Recoilless Rifle
    M72 LAW
    M79 GL
    M134 Minigun
    M203 40mm
    Mk 2 Grenade
    Mk III Knife
    Mk 154 MCL
    XM174 AGL
    XM148 GL


    Centurion MBT
    Daimler Armored Car
    M24 Chaffee
    M35 2.5-ton
    M41 Walker Bulldog
    M42 Duster
    M48 Patton
    M50 Ontos
    M53 SPA
    M55 SPA
    M56 Scorpion
    M59 APC
    M60 Patton
    M88 Hercules
    M108 SPG
    M109 SPG
    M110 SPA
    M113 APC
    M114 IFV
    M163 Vulcan
    M55 Sheridan
    M578 LARV
    M706 Commando
    M715 1.25-ton


    75mm M1A1 PACK
    105mm M101
    105mm M102
    155mm M114


    USS America CV-66
    USS BH Richard CV31
    USS Constellation CV64
    USS Coral Sea CV43
    USS Enterprise CVN65
    USS Forrestal CV59
    USS Roosevelt CV42
    USS Hancock CV19
    USS Hornet CV12
    USS Independence CV62
    USS Intrepid CV11
    USS Kearsarge CV33
    USS Kitty Hawk CV63
    USS Long Beach CVN9
    USS Oriskany CV34
    USS Midway CV41
    USS Ranger CV61
    USS Saratoga CV60
    USS Shangri-La CV38
    USS Ticonderoga CV14
    USS Yorktown CV10


    HMAS Brisbane
    USS Barry DD933
    USS Canberra CA70
    USS Iowa BB61
    USS McCormick DDG8
    USS New Jersey BB62
    USS Newport News
    USS Oklahoma City
    USS Providence CL82
    USS Wisconsin BB64


    ATC Boat
    ASPB Craft
    CCB Craft
    Higgins Boat
    PACV Monster
    PBR Craft
    Swift Boat


    USS Carronade IFS-1
    USS Flint TAE32
    USS Okinawa LPH3
    USS Wichita AOR1
    USS Wrangell AE12