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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.

OVERVIEW



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.





Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra
Dedicated Two-Seat Attack Helicopter
Picture of the Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra
001
National Flag Graphic
1967
Bell AH-1J SeaCobra
Dedicated Two-Seat Attack Helicopter
Picture of the Bell AH-1J SeaCobra
002
National Flag Graphic
1970
Bell H-13 Sioux
Light Utility / Observation Helicopter
Picture of the Bell H-13 Sioux
003
National Flag Graphic
1947
Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
Picture of the Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)
004
National Flag Graphic
1967
Bell OH-58 Kiowa
Armed Scout and Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
Picture of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa
005
National Flag Graphic
1969
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Multi-Role / Utility / Attack / Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
006
National Flag Graphic
1959
Bell UH-1B/C Huey Cobra / Frog
Gunship Helicopter
Picture of the Bell UH-1B/C Huey Cobra / Frog
007
National Flag Graphic
1962
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
008
National Flag Graphic
1962
Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
009
National Flag Graphic
1964
Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter
Picture of the Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
0010
National Flag Graphic
1963
Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
Picture of the Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
0011
National Flag Graphic
1948
Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)
Light Observation / Attack Helicopter
Picture of the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)
0012
National Flag Graphic
1966
Kaman HH-43 Huskie
Light Utility / Rescue Helicopter
Picture of the Kaman HH-43 Huskie
0013
National Flag Graphic
1958
Kaman SH-2 Seasprite / Super Seasprite
Ship-based Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter
Picture of the Kaman SH-2 Seasprite / Super Seasprite
0014
National Flag Graphic
1962
Mil Mi-1 (Hare)
Light Utility / Liaison Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-1 (Hare)
0015
National Flag Graphic
1950
Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
0016
National Flag Graphic
1953
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
0017
National Flag Graphic
1967
Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
Cargo /Passenger Transport Tandem-Rotor Helicopter
Picture of the Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
0018
National Flag Graphic
1953
Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave
Heavy-Lift Cargo / Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave
0019
National Flag Graphic
1956
Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
0020
National Flag Graphic
1966
Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane
Heavy-Lift Cargo / Firefighting Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane
0021
National Flag Graphic
1962
Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Transport Utility Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
0022
National Flag Graphic
1950
Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
Transport / Close-Support Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
0023
National Flag Graphic
1954
Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
0024
National Flag Graphic
1967




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