Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Small Arms Warships & Submarines Military Ranks Military Pay Scale (2024) Special Forces

Operation Linebacker I & II (1972)

Aviation | Vietnam War

The massive air assaults of Operation Linebacker I/II were held by the United States in 1972 during the Vietnam War.

Below is a showcase of the combat aircraft types utilized during Operation Linebacker I and Operation Linebacker II, massive aerial bombardment campaigns undertaken by the various services of the United States in October and December of 1972, respectively. The first assault spanned May 9th to October, 1972 and this was followed by a shorter, though no less lethal, campaign enacted from December 18th until the 29th of that year.The primary goal of Linebacker I was to slow the progression of war materials from North Vietnam and both sides ultimately claimed the victory: 134 aircraft were lost by the United States to 63 by North Vietnam. Numbers were lower int he follow-up Linebacker campaign, the United States mustering the force of some 2,000 tactical combat aircraft in the process including over 200 B-52 Stratofortress heavy bombers.

There are a total of [ 14 ] Operation Linebacker I & II (1972) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.

Picture of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
National Flag Graphic
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
High-Altitude, Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
Picture of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)
National Flag Graphic
Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)
Single-Engine, Single-Seat Fighter-Bomber / Ground Attack Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
National Flag Graphic
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Light Attack Multirole Carrierborne Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
National Flag Graphic
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
Long-Range Strategic Medium Bomber / Tactical Strike Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman A-6 Intruder
National Flag Graphic
Grumman A-6 Intruder
Carrierborne All-Weather Heavy Strike Aircraft
Picture of the LTV A-7 Corsair II
National Flag Graphic
LTV A-7 Corsair II
Carrier-Borne Strike Aircraft
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
National Flag Graphic
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Multirole / Carrierbased Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco)
National Flag Graphic
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco)
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (Farmer)
National Flag Graphic
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (Farmer)
Supersonic Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
National Flag Graphic
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Single-Seat Supersonic Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the North American A-5 Vigilante
National Flag Graphic
North American A-5 Vigilante
Nuclear Attack Bomber / Reconnaissance Platform
Picture of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief
National Flag Graphic
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Single-Seat Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance / Wild Weasel
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
National Flag Graphic
Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Vought F-8 Crusader
National Flag Graphic
Vought F-8 Crusader
Carrier-Borne Naval Fighter Aicraft
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Scale Military Ranks of the World U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols Breakdown U.S. 5-Star Generals List WWII Weapons by Country World War Next

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org (World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft), WDMMW.org (World Directory of Modern Military Warships), SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane, and MilitaryRibbons.info, cataloguing military medals and ribbons. Special Interest: RailRoad Junction, the locomotive encyclopedia.

©2024 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2024 (21yrs)