List of Aircraft Used During the Vietnam War

9-11-019-11-01An amazing array of aircraft were used over the course of the Vietnam conflict. Below you'll find a partial listing of American aircraft (as well as allies) and enemy aircraft. Pictures of the airplanes and helicopters may be viewed by clicking the link in their descriptions. More pics will be added as they are located, so check back often! If you have any additions, corrections, or any other photos to add to this list please contact the webmaster. It's with your help that this list has grown and become much more complete. Thanks!

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AMERICAN AIRCRAFT

A-1 SKYRAIDER - Range (miles): 1270 - Speed: 311
Maker: DOUGLAS
A-26 INVADER
- Range (miles): 1400 - Speed: 350
Maker: DOUGLAS
A-3B SKYWARRIOR
- Range (miles): 2100 
Speed: 610 - Maker: DOUGLAS
A-37 DRAGONFLY
- Range (miles): 4100 - Speed: 507
Maker: CESSNA
A-4 SKYHAWK
- Range (miles): 2000 - Speed: 680
Maker: DOUGLAS
A-6 INTRUDER
- Range (miles): 1860 - Speed: 546
Maker: GRUMMAN
A-7 CORSAIR II
- Range (miles): 4000 - Speed: 698
Maker: VOUGHT
AC-119 SHADOW-STINGER
- Range (miles): 900
Speed: 245 - Maker: FAIRCHILD
AC-130A/H SPECTRE
- Range (miles): 2500
Speed: 335 Maker: LOCKHEED
AC-47 SPOOKY
- Range (miles): 2100 - Speed: 230
Maker: DOUGLAS

ACH-47 CHINOOK
- Range (miles): 115 - Speed: 132
Maker: BOEING - VERTOL
AH-1G
COBRA
- Range (miles): 362 
Max Speed: 219 - Maker: BELL
AH-1J SEA COBRA
- Range (miles): 355
Max Speed: 218 - Maker: Bell
AU-23A PEACEMAKER
- Range (miles): 558
Speed: 163 - Maker: FAIRCHILD (3 pics)
AU-24A -
Range (miles): 641 - Max Speed: 216
Maker: HELIO
B-52 STRATOFORTRESS
- Range (miles): 7370
Speed: 575 Maker: BOEING (See full load of weapons!)
B-57 CANBERRA
- Range (miles): 2200 - Speed: 582
Maker: MARTIN
B-66 DESTROYER
- Range (miles): 1800 - Speed: 585
Maker: DOUGLAS
BEECH 18
(VOLPAR CONVERSION) - Range (nm) 632
Speed: 200 knots - Maker: BEECH 
C-117D SUPER GOONEYBIRD -
Range (miles): 2500 
Speed: 270 max - Maker: DOUGLAS
C-118 LIFTMASTER -
Range (miles): 2995 - Speed: 315
Maker: DOUGLAS
C-119 FLYING BOXCAR
- Range (miles): 900
Speed: 245 - Maker: FAIRCHILD
C-123B PROVIDER
- Range (miles): 1469 - Speed: 173
Maker: FAIRCHILD
C-123K PROVIDER
- Range (miles): 1850 - Speed: 240
Maker: FAIRCHILD
C-124 GLOBEMASTER II
- Range (miles): 4030
Speed: 230 - Maker: DOUGLAS
C-130 HERCULES
- Range (miles): 1830 - Speed: 356
Maker: LOCKHEED
C-133 CARGOMASTER
- Range (miles): 4360
Speed: 300 - Maker: DOUGLAS
C-140 JETSTAR
- Range (Kms): 4820 Speed: 880
Maker: LOCKHEED
C-141A STARLIFTER
- Range (miles): 4080
Speed: 571 - Maker: LOCKHEED
C-1A TRADER
- Range (miles): 875 - Speed: 228
Maker: GRUMMAN
C-2 GREYHOUND
- Range (miles): 1900 - Speed: 310
Maker: GRUMMAN
C-47D SKYTRAIN
- Range (miles): 2100 - Speed: 230
Maker: DOUGLAS
C-54 SKYMASTER -
Range (miles): 2000 - Speed: 265
Maker: DOUGLAS
C-5A GALAXY
- Range (miles): 2729 - Speed: 518
Maker: LOCKHEED
C-7A CARIBOU -
Range (miles): 1175 - Speed: 152
Maker: DeHAVILLAND CANADA
C-97G STRATOFREIGHTER
-
Range (miles): 4300 - Speed: 375 Maker: BOEING
CH-21 SHAWNEE
- Range (miles): 300 - Speed: 132
Maker: PIASECKI
CH-21B WORKHORSE
-
Range (miles): 400
Speed: 90 - Maker: PIASECKI
CH-3E
-
Range (miles): 779 - Speed: 154
Maker: SIKORSKY
CH-37C
- Range (miles): 145 - Speed: 130
Maker: SIKORSKY
CH-46 SEA KNIGHT - Range (miles): 110 - Speed: 120
Maker: BOEING
CH-47 CHINOOK
- Range (miles): 115 - Speed: 132
Maker: BOEING
CH-53 SEA STALLION
- Range (miles): 257
Speed: 172 - Maker: SIKORSKY
CH-54 SKYCRANE
  - Range (miles): 230 - Speed: 126
Maker: SIKORSKY
CURTIS C-46D COMMANDO
- Range (km) 5070
Speed: 434km/h - Maker: CURTISS
CV-2B CARIBOU
-
Range (miles): 1175 - Speed: 152
Maker: DeHAVILLAND CANADA
DHC-4 CARIBOU
- Range (miles): 242 - Speed: 216
Maker: DH CANADA
E-1B TRACER
- Range (miles): 875 - Speed: 228
Maker: GRUMMAN
E-2 HAWKEYE
- Range (miles): 1900 - Speed: 310
Maker: GRUMMAN
EA-3B SKYWARRIOR
- Range (miles): 1050
Speed: 610 - Maker: DOUGLAS
EC-121-D WARNING STAR
- Range (miles): 4250
Speed: 299 - Maker: LOCKHEED (2 pics)
EC-121R - SUPER CONSTELLATION

Range (miles): 4250  - Speed: 299 - Maker: LOCKHEED
EC-47 ELECTRIC GOON - Range (miles): 2100
Speed: 230 - Maker: DOUGLAS
EC-135
- Range (miles): 3450 - Speed: 532
Maker: BOEING
EKA-3B - Range (miles): 1950 - Speed: 550
Maker: DOUGLAS
F-10 SKYNIGHT
- Range (miles): 1150 - Speed: 490
Maker: DOUGLAS
F-100 SUPER SABRE
- Range (miles): 550
Speed: 864 - Maker: NORTH AMERICAN
F-102 DELTA DAGGER
- Range (miles): 500
Speed: 825 - Maker: CONVAIR
F-104C STARFIGHTER
- Range (miles): 1000
Speed: 1450 - Maker: LOCKHEED
F-105 THUNDERCHIEF
- Range (miles): 2390
Speed: 1480 - Maker: REPUBLIC
F-111A
- Range (miles): 3165 - Speed: 571
Maker: GEN DYNAMICS
F-14A TOMCAT
- Range (miles): 2000
Speed: 1545 max - Maker: GRUMMAN
F-4 PHANTOM II
- Range (miles): 1750-2300
Speed: 1500 - Maker: McDONNELL
F-5 FREEDOM FIGHTER
- Range (miles): 215
Speed: 925 - Maker: NORTHROP
F6F HELLCAT  -
Range (Kms): 1520 - Speed: 270
Maker: GRUMMAN (used by VNAF)
F8F BEARCAT
- Range (miles): 1105
Speed: 434 max - Maker: GRUMMAN (used by VNAF)
F-8 CRUSADER
- Range (miles): 453 - Speed: 1227
Maker: CHANCE-VOUGHT/LTV 
H-19 CHICKASAW -
Range (miles): 370 - Speed: 101
Maker: SIKORSKY
H-3 SEA KING
- Range (miles): 625 - Speed: 162
Maker: SIKORSKY
H-34 CHOCTAW
  - Range (miles): 182 - Speed: 122
Maker: SIKORSKY
H-43 HUSKIE
- Range (miles): 235 - Speed: 120
Maker: KAMAN
HH-3 JOLLY GREEN GIANT -
Range (miles): 779
(with external tanks) Speed: 177 Maker: SIKORSKY
HH-43B HUSKIE
- Range (miles): 235 - Speed: 120
Maker: KAMAN
HH-53
-
Range (miles): 640 
Speed: 195 - Maker: SIKORSKY
HU-16B ALBATROSS - Range (miles): 2850
Speed: 236 - Maker: GRUMMAN
JU-21A LEFT JAB
- Range (miles): 1200
Speed: 260 max - Maker: BEECH AIRCRAFT
KC-135A STRATOTANKER
- Range (miles): 3450
Speed: 532 - Maker: BOEING
KC-97 STRATOFREIGHTER -
Range (miles): 4300
Speed: 370 Maker: BOEING
L-19A - Range (miles): 530 - Speed: 151
Maker: CESSNA
NKC-135
- Range (miles): 3450 - Speed: 532
Maker: BOEING
O-1 BIRD DOG - Range (miles): 530 - Speed: 151
Maker: CESSNA
O-2 SKYMASTER
- Range (miles): 780 - Speed: 196
Maker: CESSNA
OH-13S SIOUX -
Range (miles): 255 - Speed: 85
Maker: BELL
OH-23 RAVEN - Range (miles): 197 - Speed: 87
Maker: HILLER
OH-58A KIOWA
- Range (miles): 265 - Speed: 138
Maker: BELL
OH-6 CAYUSE
- Range (miles): 380 - Speed: 150
Maker: HUGHES
OV-1 MOHAWK
- Range (miles): 1300 - Speed: 296
Maker: GRUMMAN
OV-10 BRONCO
- Range (miles): 190 - Speed: 281
Maker: NORTH AMERICAN
P-2 NEPTUNE
- Range (miles): 3685 - Speed: 410
Maker: LOCKHEED
P-3A ORION
- Range (miles): 2533 - Speed: 476
Maker: LOCKHEED
P-3B ORION - Range (miles): 2533 - Speed: 476
Maker: LOCKHEED
PILATUS PORTER PC-6 - Range (kms) 525
Speed: 125 kts - Maker: PILATUS
QU-22
- Speed: 204 - Maker: BEECHCRAFT
RA-3B -
Range (miles): 1100 - Speed: 650
Maker: DOUGLAS (2 pics)
RA-5C VIGILANTE
- Range (miles): 3200
Speed: 1385 - Maker: NORTH AMERICAN
RB-47H STRATOJET
- Range (miles): 4300
Speed: 557 - Maker: BOEING
RC-135
- Range (hours): 11 - Speed: .84 Mach
Maker: BOEING
RF-101 VOODOO
- Range (miles): 2200
Speed: 1100 - Maker: McDONNELL
RF-4C PHANTOM II
- Range (miles): 1375
Speed: 1459 - Maker: McDONNELL-DOUGLAS
RU-1A -
Range (miles): ? Speed: 160 max
Maker: De HAVILLAND 
RU-21D LAFFING EAGLE
- Range (miles): 1216
Speed: 265 - Maker: BEECHCRAFT
RU-6A - Range (miles): ? Speed 160 max
Maker: De HAVILLAND
RU-8D -
Range (miles): 1220 - Speed: 203
Maker: BEECH
S-2F TRACKER -
Range (miles): 1152
Speed: 265 max - Maker: GRUMMAN
S-58T TWIN-PAC - Range (km): 400 - Speed: 200km/h
Maker: SIKORSKY
SH-3 SEA KING
- Range (miles): 625 - Speed: 162
Maker: SIKORSKY
(S)P5M-2 MARLIN
- Range (miles): 2050 - Speed: 251
Maker: GLEN L. MARTIN
SR-71
- Range (miles): 3250 - Speed: 2214
Maker: LOCKHEED
T-28A TROJAN
- Range (miles): 900 - Speed: 283
Maker: NORTH AMERICAN
T-28D
- Range (miles): 900 - Speed: 283
Maker: NORTH AMERICAN
T-39A SABRELINER
- Range (miles): 1950
Speed: 595 - Maker: NORTH AMERICAN
TF-9J COUGAR
- Range (miles): 600 - Speed: 705
Maker: GRUMMAN
TH-55 OSAGE
- Range (miles): 204 - Speed: 75
Maker: HUGHES
U-10 SUPER COURIER
- Range (miles): 660
Speed: 167 - Maker: HELIO
U-1A OTTER
- Range (miles) ? - Speed: 160
Maker: De HAVILLAND
U-17A
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Range (miles): 750 Speed: 130
Maker: CESSNA
U-2
  - Range (miles): 4750 - Speed: 530
Maker: LOCKHEED
U-21A
  - Range (miles): 900+ - Speed: 210 knots
Maker: BEECH
U-3A BLUE CANOE -
Range (miles): 900
Speed: 238 Maker: CESSNA
U-6A - BEAVER
- Range (miles): 455
Speed: 163 max - Maker: De HAVILLAND
U-8D
-
Range (miles): 1220 - Speed: 203
Maker: BEECH
UH-1A HUEY
- Range (miles): 202
Max Speed: 141 - Maker: BELL
UH-1B HUEY
- Range (miles): 260
Max Speed: 147 - Maker: BELL
UH-1C HUEY
- Range (miles): 382
Max Speed: 148 - Maker: BELL
UH-1D IROQUOIS
- Range (miles): 260
Max Speed: 148 - Maker: BELL
UH-1E IROQUOIS
- Range (miles): 286
Max Speed: 161 - Maker: BELL
UH-1F IROQUOIS
 
- Range (miles): 347
Max Speed: 138 - Maker: BELL
UH-1H IROQUOIS
- Range (miles): 318
Speed: 148 - Maker: BELL
UH-2A(B) SEASPRITE
- Range (miles): 300
Speed: 153 - Maker: KAMAN
UH-34D SEAHORSE - Range (miles): 280
Speed: 123 max - Maker: SIKORSKY
YO-3A
- Range (miles): (6 hrs) - Speed: 160
Maker: LOCKHEED

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ENEMY AIRCRAFT

AN-2 - Range (miles): 560 - Speed: 160
Maker:  ANTONOV

AN-24 - Range (miles): 342 - Speed: 297
Maker: ANTONOV

IL-14 - Range (miles): 1250 - Speed: 259  
Maker: ILYUSHIN

IL-28 - Range (miles): 1300 - Speed: 560
Maker: ILYUSHIN

LI-2 - Range (miles): 1553 - Speed: 174
Maker: LISUNOV

MI-4 - Range (miles): 1155 - Speed: 130
Maker: MIL

MIG-15UT L1 - Range (miles): 885 - Speed: 630
Maker: MIKOYAN

MIG-17F - Range (miles): 1230 - Speed: 711
Maker: MIKOYAN

MIG-19SF - Range (miles): 426 - Speed: 832
Maker: MIKOYAN

MIG-21 - Range (miles): 670 - Speed: 1320
Maker: MIKOYAN

SU-7BM - Range (miles): 1200 - Speed: 1055
Maker: SUKHOI (possibly used but never detected)

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