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    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.

      United States, South Vietnam, South Korea, Australia, Philippines, New Zealand, Thailand, Khmer Republic, Kingdom of Laos, Taiwan




      Aircraft
      Beechcraft King Air
      Bell AH-1 Cobra / HueyCobra
      Bell AH-1 SeaCobra
      Bell H-13 Souix
      Bell Model 206 (JetRanger)
      Bell OH-58 Kiowa
      Bell UH-1 Huey / Iroquois
      Bell UH-1B/C Frog
      Boeing B-47 StratoJet
      Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
      Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
      Boeing CH-47 Chinook
      Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
      Boeing VC-137 Stratoliner
      Boeing-Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
      Cessna A-37 Dragonfly
      Cessna O-1 Bird Dog
      Cessna O-2 Skymaster
      Cessna T-37 Tweet
      Cessna T-41 Mescalero
      CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
      CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
      CONVAIR C-131 Samaritan
      CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger
      CONVAIR F-106 Delta Dart
      Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando
      de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
      de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
      de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
      Douglas A-1 Skyraider
      Douglas A-26 Invader
      Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
      Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
      Douglas AC-47 Spooky
      Douglas B-26K Counter Invader
      Douglas B-66 Destroyer
      Douglas C-47 Skytrain
      Douglas C-54 Skymaster
      Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior
      Douglas F3D Skyknight
      Fairchild AC-119 Shadow / Stinger
      Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
      Fairchild C-123 Provider
      General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
      Grumman C-1 / TF-1 Trader
      Grumman C-2 Greyhound
      Grumman A-6 Intruder
      Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
      Grumman F6F Hellcat
      Grumman F8F Bearcat
      Grumman F9F Cougar
      Grumman HU-16 Albatross
      Grumman OV-1 Mohawk
      Grumman WF-2 / E-1 Tracer
      Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
      Hiller OH-23 Raven
      Hughes OH-6 Cayuse
      Kaman HH-43 Huskie
      Kaman SH-2 Seasprite
      Lockheed AC-130 Spectre / Spooky
      Lockheed C-69 Constellation
      Lockheed C-130 Hercules
      Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
      Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
      Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon
      Lockheed P2V Neptune
      Lockheed P-3 Orion
      Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
      Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady
      Martin B-57 Canberra
      McDonnell F3H Demon
      McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
      McDonnell Douglas C-9 Nightingale
      McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
      McDonnell Douglas F-4G Wild Weasel
      North American A-5 Vigilante
      North American F-100 Super Sabre
      North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
      North American T-2 Buckeye
      North American T-28 Trojan
      Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger II
      Northrop Grumman EA-6 Prowler
      Piasecki / Boeing-Vertol H-21 Workhorse
      Republic F-105 Thunderchief
      Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave
      Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
      Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe
      Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
      Sikorsky H-34 Choctaw
      Sikorsky HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
      Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
      Vought A-7 Corsair II
      Vought F-8 Crusader


      Armor & Vehicles
      Centurion Main Battle Tank
      Daimler Armored Car
      LVTP-5 Amphibious APC
      M24 Chaffee Light Tank
      M35 "Deuce-and-a-Half" Truck
      M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank
      M42 Duster SPAAA
      M48 Patton Main Battle Tank
      M50 Ontos Light Tank
      M53 Self-Propelled Artillery
      M55 Self-Propelled Artillery
      M56 Scorpion Tank Destroyer
      M59 Armored Personnel Carrier
      M60 Patton Main Battle Tank
      M88 Hercules Engineering Vehicle
      M108 Self-Propelled Gun
      M109 Self-Propelled Gun
      M110 Self-Propelled Artillery
      M113 Armored Personnel Carrier
      M114 Infantry Fighting Vehicle
      M551 Sheridan Light Tank
      M578 LARV Armored Recovery Vehicle
      M706 Commando Armored Car
      M715 (Kaiser-Jeep) Truck
      Willys-Overland / Ford JEEP


      Small Arms
      60mm Mortar M19
      60mm Mortar M2
      81mm Mortar M1
      Aerojet XM174 Grenade Launcher
      Bangalore Torpedo
      BGM-71 TOW ATGM
      Browning M1917 Machine Gun
      Browning M1919 Machine Gun
      Browning M2HB Heavy Machine Gun
      Browning Auto-5 Shotgun
      Carl Gustav m/45 Submachine Gun
      Colt / AAI Grenade Launcher
      Colt CAR-15 Commando Carbine
      Colt M16 Assault Rifle
      Colt M1911 Pistol
      Colt M1898 Revolver
      Colt M1917 Revolver
      Colt XM-148 Grenade Launcher
      China Lake Grenade Launcher
      Enfield L1A1 Battle Rifle
      FN FAL Battle Rifle
      FN M2HB Heavy Machine Gun
      General Electric GAU-17/A Minigun
      General Electric M134 Minigun
      Ingram MAC-10 Submachine Gun
      Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight Shotgun
      Ithaca Model 37 Stakeout Shotgun
      L6 WOMBAT Anti-Tank
      Lithgow F1 Submachine Gun
      M1 Carbine
      M1 Thompson Submachine Gun
      M1 BAZOOKA Anti-Tank
      M2 Flamethrower
      M2 4.2inch "Goon Gun"
      M18 Claymore Mine
      M20 Recoilless Rifle
      M26 "Lemon" Grenade
      M40 Recoilless Rifle
      M60 General Purpose Machine Gun
      M61 Grenade
      M67 Recoilless Rifle
      M72 LAW Anti-Tank
      M79 Grenade Launcher
      Mk 2 Grenade
      Mk 154 Mine Clearance Launcher
      MAS 49 Rifle
      MAT-49 Submachine Gun
      Ontario Mark III Combat Knife
      Owen Submachine Gun
      Remington M870 Shotgun
      Remington M40 Sniper Rifle
      Remington Model 10 Shotgun
      Remington Model 11 Shotgun
      Remington Model 870 Wingmaster Shotgun
      Savage Arms M720 Shotgun
      Springfield M14 Battle Rifle
      Springfield M1903 Rifle
      Smith & Wesson Triple Lock Revolver
      Smith & Wesson M1917 Revolver
      Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver
      Smith & Wesson Model 76 Submachine Gun
      STEN Submachine Gun
      Sterling Submachine Gun
      Stoner M63 Light Machine Gun
      Winchester Model 1200 Shotgun
      Winchester Model 1897 Shotgun
      Winchester Model 1912 Shotgun
      Winchester Model 70 Sniper Rifle


      Artillery
      75mm M1A1 PACK Howitzer
      105mm M101 Field Gun
      105mm M102 Field Gun
      155mm M114 Howtizer


      Warships & Submarines
      Armored Troop Carrier (ATC) Boat
      Assault Support Patrol Boat (ASPB)
      Command and Communications Boat (CCB)
      Higgins Boat LCVP Landing Craft
      HMAS Brisbane Guided Missile Destroyer
      PACV / ACV Pac-Vee (Monster) Assault Craft
      Patro Boat, Riverine (PBR)
      Patrol Craft Fast (PCF) "Swift Boat"
      USS America (CV-66) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Barry (DD-933) Destroyer
      USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Canberra (CA-70) Cruiser
      USS Carronade (IFS-1) Fire Support Ship
      USS Constellation (CV-64) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Coral Sea (CV-43) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Flint (T-AE-32) Cargo Ship
      USS Forrestal (CV-59) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Hancock (CV-19) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Hornet (CV-12) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Independence (CV-62) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Intrepid (CV-11) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Intrepid (CV-11) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Long Beach (CGN-9) Guided Missile Cruiser
      USS Midway (CV-41) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Okinawa (LPH-3) Helicopter Carrier
      USS Oriskany (CV-34) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Ranger (CV-61) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Saratoga (CV-60) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Shangri-La (CV-38) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Yorktown (CV-10) Aircraft Carrier
      USS Iowa (BB-61) Battleship
      USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8) Guided Missile Destroyer
      USS New Jersey (BB-62) Battleship
      USS Newport News (CA-148) Heavy Cruiser
      USS Oklahoma City (CL-91) Light Cruiser
      USS Providence (CL-82) Light Cruiser
      USS Wichita (AOR-1) Replenishment Oiler
      USS Wisconsin (BB-64) Battleship
      USS Wrangell (AE-12) Ammunition Ship
      North Vietnam, Viet Cong, China, Soviet Union, North Korea, Khmer Rouge, and Pathet Lao.



      Aircraft
      Antonov An-2 (Colt)
      Antonov An-24 (Coke)
      Ilyushin Il-28 (Beagle)
      Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Fagot)
      Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco)
      Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (Farmer)
      Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
      Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
      Mil Mi-8 (Hip)


      Armor & Vehicles
      BTR-40 Armored Car
      BTR-60 APC
      GAZ-67 Car
      Katyusha MLRS
      PT-76 Amphibious Tank
      T-34/85 Medium Tank
      T-54 Main Battle Tank
      T-55 Main Battle Tank
      T-59 Main Battle Tank
      T-62 Light Tank
      T-63 Light Tank
      T-63 APC
      ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" SPAAA
      ZSU-57-2 SPAAA


      Small Arms
      Kalashnikov AK-47 Assault Rifle
      Czeska Zbrojovka vz.26 Light Machine Gun
      Degtyarev DP Light Machine Gun
      M1917 American Enfield Rifle
      Makarov PM Pistol
      MAT-49 Submachine Gun
      MG34 General Purpose Machine Gun
      Masuer C96 Pistol
      Mauser Karabiner Kar 98K Rifle
      Model K60M Submachine Gun
      Mondragon Rifle
      Nagant Model 1895 Revolver
      PM-63 RAK Machine Pistol
      PPSh-41 Submachine Gun
      Rp-46 Light Machine Gun
      RPD Light Machine Gun
      RPK Light Machine Gun
      Simonov SKS Rifle
      StG44 Assault Rifle
      Tokarev SVT-40 Rifle
      Tokarev TT-33 Pistol
      Type 24 (Chiang Kai-Shek Rifle)
      Type 56 Assault Rifle
      Type 58 Assault Rifle


      Artillery
      85mm D-44 Divisional Gun
      130mm M-46 Field Gun
      152mm D-20 Howitzer
      100mm KS-19 AA Gun
      AZP S-60 AAA
      SA-2 (Guideline) SAM
      SA-7 (Grail) SAM
      ZPU-1 AAA
      ZPU-2 AAA
      ZPU-4 AAA