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Vietnam War Helicopters (1955-1975)

The helicopter in the Vietnam Conflict certainly came into its own, fulfilling a variety of roles for both sides.

Vietnam War Helicopters (1955-1975)

The helicopter in the Vietnam Conflict certainly came into its own, fulfilling a variety of roles for both sides.

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Several types of helicopters were used during the Vietnam Conflict- from observation and MEDEVAC to gunships and dedicated attack types. This is alongside the standard troop carrier which also doubled as supply aircraft and artillery transports. Even some drones, like the DASH, were in play for the United States Navy. The American Bell UH-1 Huey is the most famous of the Vietnam helicopter types and proved a workhorse for air cavalry units throughout the war. The attack helicopter - embodied by the HueyCobra, was also used for the first timein warfare. The U.S. Marines liked it enough to adopt it as the SeaCobra.


There are a total of 24 Vietnam War Helicopters (1955-1975) 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.





#1
1967
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra
Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra
Dedicated Two-Seat Attack Helicopter
#2
1970
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell AH-1J SeaCobra
Bell AH-1J SeaCobra
Dedicated Two-Seat Attack Helicopter
#3
1947
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell H-13 Sioux
Bell H-13 Sioux
Light Utility / Observation Helicopter
#4
1967
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)
Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
#5
1969
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa
Bell OH-58 Kiowa
Armed Scout and Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1959
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Multi-Role / Utility / Attack / Transport Helicopter
#7
1962
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell UH-1B/C Huey Cobra / Frog
Bell UH-1B/C Huey Cobra / Frog
Gunship Helicopter
#8
1962
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
#9
1964
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
#10
1963
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter
#11
1948
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
Light Utility Helicopter
#12
1966
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)
Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)
Light Observation / Attack Helicopter
#13
1958
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Kaman HH-43 Huskie
Kaman HH-43 Huskie
Rescue Helicopter
#14
1962
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Kaman SH-2 Seasprite / Super Seasprite
Kaman SH-2 Seasprite / Super Seasprite
Ship-based Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter
#15
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-1 (Hare)
Mil Mi-1 (Hare)
Light Utility / Liaison Helicopter
#16
1953
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter
#17
1967
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
#18
1953
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
Cargo /Passenger Transport Tandem-Rotor Helicopter
#19
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave
Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave
Heavy-Lift Cargo / Transport Helicopter
#20
1966
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
#21
1962
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane
Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane
Heavy-Lift Cargo / Firefighting Helicopter
#22
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Transport Utility Helicopter
#23
1954
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
Transport / Close-Support Helicopter
#24
1967
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopter