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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.

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

  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
  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

  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 Iowa (BB-61) Battleship
  USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) Aircraft Carrier
  USS Long Beach (CGN-9) Guided Missile Cruiser
  USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8) Guided Missile Destroyer
  USS Midway (CV-41) Aircraft Carrier
  USS New Jersey (BB-62) Battleship
  USS Newport News (CA-148) Heavy Cruiser
  USS Okinawa (LPH-3) Helicopter Carrier
  USS Oklahoma City (CL-91) Light Cruiser
  USS Oriskany (CV-34) Aircraft Carrier
  USS Providence (CL-82) Light Cruiser
  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 Wichita (AOR-1) Replenishment Oiler
  USS Wisconsin (BB-64) Battleship
  USS Wrangell (AE-12) Ammunition Ship
  USS Yorktown (CV-10) Aircraft Carrier
North Vietnam, Viet Cong, China, Soviet Union, North Korea, Khmer Rouge, and Pathet Lao.

  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

  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