U. S., ALLIES AND NORTH VIETNAM AIRCRAFT DURING

VIETNAM CONFLICT-WAR/CAMBODIA INDEPENDENCE (1964 – 1975)

CHAPTER XXIX

 

U. S. AND ALLIES AIRCRAFT DURING THE VIETNAM CONFLICT/WAR

 

 AIRCRAFT

 DESIGNER

 

     PRIMARY

        ROLE

 

 COUNTRY

          AIRCRAFT

       DESIGNATION

        NICK NAME

HELO or PLANE

Douglas

Jet Attack Bomber

 

Range (miles): 2100 
Speed: 610 max

U. S.

A-3B SKYWARRIOR

A-3B YA3D-2P (RA-3B)

A-3 /  (EA-3B) / A-3 Skywarrior photos pg. 15

U. S. Navy

P*

Douglas

Attack Fighter

Range (miles): 1400 - Speed: 350 max

U. S.

A-26 INVADER

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Douglas

Attack Fighter

Range (miles): 1270 - Speed: 311 max

U. S.

A-1 SKYRAIDER

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Douglas

Attack Fighter

Range (miles): Typical: 800 nm (1,480 km)
ferry: 1,790 nm (3,310 km) – Speed:  At altitude: 595 mph (955 km/h) at 34,000 ft (10,365 m) [A-4F]
at sea level: 700 mph (1,130 km/h)

U. S.

A1-H/JA-1H Skyraider'

A-1H  /  A-1J

 

Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - A-4 Skyhawk

 

 

 

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Douglas

Jet Attack                   Range (miles): 2000 - Speed: 680 max

U. S.

A-4 SKYHAWK  / (NA-4F)

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Douglas

Jet Attack

 

Range (miles): 2000 - Speed: 680 max

New Zealand RNZAF

Kiwi Aircraft Images : A-4K Skyhawk - (NZ6201-6218, 6251-6256) known variously as the 'Scooter' or 'Heinemann's hot rod'

P

Douglas

Jet Attack                 Range (miles): 2000 - Speed: 680 max

U. S.

A4-F (NA-4F) Skyhawk

 

U. S. Air Force

P*

Douglas

Jet Attack                        Range (miles): 2000 - Speed: 680 max

U. S.

A4-C  /  A4-C Skyhawk

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Douglas

Jet Attack                     Range (miles): 2000 - Speed: 680 max

U. S.

A-4E / A4-E Skyhawk

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Douglas

Jet Attack

Range (miles): 2000 - Speed: 680 max

Australia

A-4G Skyhawk - ADF Aircraft Serial Numbers - N13 Douglas A-4G Skyhawk

RAAF “Navy”

P

Cessna

Attack Fighter

Range (miles): 4100 - Speed: 507 max

U. S.

A-37 DRAGONFLY

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Grumman

Jet Attack Bomber

Range (miles): 1,350 - Speed: 646 max

U. S.

A6-A  /  A-6A Intruder

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Grumman

Jet Attack Bomber

Range (miles): 1,350 - Speed: 646 max

U. S.

A6-A/B/KA-6D Intruder

 

U. S. Marines

P*

Vought

Jet Attack Fighter          Range (miles): 3,360 –

Speed:  693 max

U. S.

A-7AA-7B

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Vought

Jet Attack Fighter          Range (miles): 2,280 -Speed:  693 max

U. S.

A7-E  / A7-E  Corsair II

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Vought

Jet Attack Fighter

Range (miles): 4000 - Speed: 698 max

U. S.

A-7 CORSAIR II

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Built by the Government Aircraft Factory (GAF) at Avalon

Jet Bomber

 

CANBERRA - B.20 - RAAF - A84-235

Australia

A84-201 (RAAF B.20) Canberra

AUSTRALIAN CANBERRAS - THE LAST DAY

RAAF

P

Fairchild

Gunship

 

Range (miles): 900 - Speed: 245 max

U. S.

AC-119 SHADOW-STINGER

Attack C-119 Shadow and Stinger gunships of Fighting C Flight stationed at Saigon's Tan Son Nhut Airport provide round-the-clock close air support for the new Republic of Cambodia.

U. S. Air Force

P

Lockheed

Gunship  - Close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. Other missions include perimeter and point defense, escort, landing, drop and extraction zone support, forward air control, limited command and control, and combat search and rescue.

Range (miles): 2500 -
Speed: 335 max

U. S.

AC-130A/H SPECTRE -

One of the original 6 Spectre Gunships deployed to SE Asia in the Fall of 1968.  Photo of "First Lady" which was the very first C-130 accepted by the USAF. It was converted to the Gunship configuration and went to Ubon in 1968 as one of the first six AC-130As to see combat in 68-'69.

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook

Transport – Workhorse

Range (miles): 115 - Speed: 132 max

U. S.

ACH-47 CHINOOK

 

U. S. Air Force

H

Douglas -

Gunship

Range (miles): 2100 - Speed: 230 max - Project Gunship I combat

test program

U. S.

AC-47 SPOOKY –  “Skytrain” 

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Bell

Attack – Ground Support

Range (miles): 362 -
Speed: 219 max

U. S.

AH-1G COBRA

“Huey”

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Bell

Attack – Ground Support Range (miles): 355 -
Speed: 218 max

U. S.

AH-1J SEA COBRA

 

U. S. Marines

H

Fairchild

Photo/Recon

Range (miles): 558 -
Speed: 163 max

U. S.

AU-23A PEACEMAKER

U. S. Army Air Forces

U. S. Air Force

P

Helio

Photo & Recon - Trainer    Range (miles): 641 -

Speed: 216 max

U. S.

AU-24A

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Fairey Aviation

Anti-Submarine Warfare

 

Range (miles): 1500km -Speed:  485km/h max –

Service ceiling: 23000ft

Australia

HMAS Melbourne - Aircraft Carrier, RAN /

Fairey Gannet A.S.4 / T.5 /

851 Squadron, Royal Australian Navy /            FAIREY GANNET - HISTORY

RAAF “Navy”

P

Fairey Aviation - Gannet in its ASW role discontinued 1962

Anti-Submarine Warfare                 Range (miles): 700 (1296 Km)- Speed:  270 knots (500 Km/h) - Service ceiling: 25,000ft (6,700m)

Australia

Fairey Gannet AEW 3  / Fairey - Gannet was modified to carry the APS 20F radar                            RAAF “Navy”

P

Cessna -Derived from the proven   T-37 trainer

Jet Trainer            Range (miles):  1,012 – Speed:  507 max

South Vietnam            VNAF

Cessna A-37B DragonflyCessna A37B Dragonfly Aviation Warbird  /      Cessna A-37B Dragonfly

P

Boeing

Long Range Bomber Range (miles): 7370 -
Speed: 575 max

(See full load of weapons!)

U. S.

B-52 STRATOFORTRESS

 

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Martin

Bomber                   Range (miles): 2200 - Speed: 582 max

U. S.

B-57 CANBERRA

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Douglas

Bomber

Range (miles): 1800 - Speed: 585 max

U. S.

B-66 DESTROYER

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Beech

Civilian Passenger Transport – Air America

Range: (nm) 632 -
Speed: 200 kts max

U. S.

BEECH 18 (VOLPAR CONVERSION) –

 

Air America

P

Designed and built in England

Transport

Range: 780 nm / 1450 km – Speed:  169 kt / 314 kph Service ceiling: 21,000 ft.

Australia

 

New Zealand

Bristol 170 Freighter / WCAM Collection - Bristol 170 MK 31 Freighter /    Kiwi Aircraft Images: Bristol 170 Freighter

RAAF / RNZAF

P

North American Common wealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC)

Swept-wing jet fighter

Range (kts): Average cruise: 478 kts / 885 kph / 1081km/h - Speed:  608 kts / 1,126 kph max -                 Service ceiling: 52,000 ft / 15,850 m.

Australia

CAC Sabres from North American F-86 Sabre - in modified form, replacing the GE J47 engine with the more powerful Rolls-Royce Avon,Replaced by Mirage IIIs from 1965

CA-26 Avon Sabre to CA-27 to CAC Sabre MK.30/31/32

RAAF

P

Douglas

Transport                    Range (miles): 2500 -
Speed: 270 max

U. S.

C-117D SUPER GOONEYBIRD

U. S. Air Force

P

Douglas

Transport –

Range (miles): 2995 - Speed: 315 max

U. S.

C-118 LIFTMASTER

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Fairchild

Transport (Capable of launching medium size Rockets under the wings) Range (miles): 900 -
Speed: 245 max

U. S.

C-119 FLYING BOXCAR

 

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Fairchild

Heavy Transport

Range (miles): 1469 - Speed: 173 max

U. S.

C-123 PROVIDER

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Douglas

Transport

Range (miles): 4030 -
Speed: 230 max

U. S.

C-124 GLOBEMASTER II

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Lockheed

Heavy Transport

Range (miles): 1830 - Speed: 356 max

U. S.

C-130 HERCULES

C-130E Hercules

U. S. Air Force

P

Lockheed

Heavy Transport

 

Range (miles): 1830 - Speed: 356 max

New Zealand

C-130E Hercules

MyAviation.net - Aviation / Photo Gallery /

Kiwi Aircraft Images: Lockheed C-130 Hercules

RNZAF

P

Douglas

Transport

Range (miles): 4360 -
Speed: 300 max

U. S.

C-133 CARGOMASTER

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Lockheed

Transport

Range (Kms): 4820 -Speed: 880 max

U. S.

C-140 JETSTAR

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Lockheed

Heavy Transport

Range (miles): 4080 -
Speed: 571 max

U. S.

C-141A STARLIFTER

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Grumman

Light Transport

Range (miles): 875 - Speed: 228 max

U. S.

C-1A TRADER

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Grumman

Transport

Range (miles): 1900 - Speed: 310 max

U. S.

C-2 GREYHOUND

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Douglas

Transport

Range (miles): 2100 - Speed: 230 max

U. S.

C-47D SKYTRAIN

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Douglas

Transport

Range (miles): 2000 - Speed: 265 max

U. S.

C-54 SKYMASTER

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Lockheed

Transport

Range (miles): 2729 - Speed: 518 max

U. S.

C-5A GALAXY

 

U. S. Air Force

P

De Havilland Canada

Light Transport

Range (miles): 1175 - Speed: 152 max

U. S.

C-7A CARIBOU

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Boeing

Transport

Range (miles): 4300 - Speed: 375 max

U. S.

C-97G STRATOFREIGHTER

U. S. Air Force

P

Piasecki

Transport

Range (miles): 300 - Speed: 132 max

U. S.

CH-21 SHAWNEE

 

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Piasecki

Transport

Range (miles): 400 -
Speed: 90 max

U. S.

CH-21B WORKHORSE

 

U. S. Air Force

H

Sikorsky

Transport

Range (miles): 779 - Speed: 154 max

U. S.

CH-3E

 

U. S. Air Force

H

Sikorsky

Heavy Transport

Range (miles): 145 - Speed: 130 max

U. S.

CH-37C

 

U. S. Marines

H

Boeing

Heavy Transport

Range (miles): 110 - Speed: 120 max

U. S.

CH-46 SEA KNIGHT

 

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

 

Boeing

Heavy Transport

Range (miles): 115 - Speed: 132 max

U. S.

CH-47 CHINOOK

 

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Sikorsky

Transport

Range (miles): 257 -

 

CH-53 SEA STALLION

H

Sikorsky

Heavy Transport

Range (miles): 230 - Speed: 126 max

U. S.

CH-54 SKYCRANE 

 

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Curtiss

Transport

Range (km) 5070 -
Speed: 434km/h max

U. S.

C-46D COMMANDO

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Boeing

Transport

Range (miles): 4300 - Speed: 375 max

U. S.

C-97G STRATOFREIGHTER

U. S. Air Force

P

Piasecki

Transport

Range (miles): 300 - Speed: 132 max

U. S.

CH-21 SHAWNEE

 

U. S. Army Air Forces

Piasecki

Piasecki

Transport

Range (miles): 400 -
Speed: 90 max

U. S.

CH-21B WORKHORSE

 

U. S. Air Force

Piasecki

Sikorsky

Transport

Range (miles): 779 - Speed: 154 max

South Vietnam

CH-3E

 

U. S. Air Force

H

Sikorsky

Heavy Transport

Range (miles): 145 - Speed: 130 max

U. S.

CH-37C

 

U. S. Marines

H

Boeing

Heavy Transport

Range (miles): 110 - Speed: 120 max

U. S.

CH-46 SEA KNIGHT

 

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Boeing

Heavy Transport

Range (miles): 115 - Speed: 132 max

U. S.

CH-47 CHINOOK

 

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Sikorsky

Transport

Range (miles): 257 -

 

CH-53 SEA STALLION

H

Sikorsky

Heavy Transport

Range (miles): 230 - Speed: 126 max

U. S.

CH-54 SKYCRANE 

 

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Curtiss

Transport

Range (km) 5070 -
Speed: 434km/h max

U. S.

C-46D COMMANDO

 

U. S. Air Force

P

De Havilland Canada

Transport

Range (miles): 1175 - Speed: 152 max

U. S.

CV-2B CARIBOU

 

U. S. Army Air Forces

P

Assembled in Australia from French components Replacing the Sabre

Jet fighter (supersonic) - COMBAT RADIUS (ground attack): 647 nm / 1,200 km – MAX Speed: Mach 1.14 / 750 kts / 1,390 kph at sea level - Mach 2.2 / 1,269 kt / 2,350 kph at 36,000 ft – Time to Altd: 36,000 ft in 3 min – Service Ceiling: 55,755 ft / 16,994 m.

Australia

Dassault Mirage III-O.

Mirage IIID A3-115

RAAF

P

De Havilland Canada

Transport

Range (miles): 242 - Speed: 216 max

U. S.

DHC-4 CARIBOU

 

U. S. Army Air Forces

P

De Havilland Canada

Transport

Range (miles): 242 - Speed: 216 max

Australia

DHC-4 Caribou

 

RAAF

P

Grumman

Carrier Airborne Early Warning

Range (miles): 875 - Speed: 228 max

U. S.

E-1B TRACER              “Willy Fudd”

E-1B / E-1

U. S. Navy

P*

Grumman

Carrier Airborne Early Warning

Range (miles): 1900 - Speed: 310 max

U. S.

E-2 HAWKEYE

E-2A

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Douglas

Attack Fighter

Range (miles): 1270 - Speed: 311 max

U. S.

EA-1F Skyraider 135018 'VR-703' VAW-13Sqn at Pima Museum 18/10/93EA-1F

 

Douglas

Jet Attack Bomber - YA3D-2P (RA-3B) - Special electronic installation

Range (miles): 1050 -
Speed: 610 max

U. S.

EA-3B SKYWARRIOR

 

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Lockheed

Transport  (Special electronic installation) Range (miles): 4250 -
Speed: 299 max

U. S.

EC-121-D WARNING STAR

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Lockheed

Transport  (Special electronic installation)

Range (miles): 4250  - Speed: 299 max

U. S.

EC-121R - SUPER CONSTELLATION

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Douglas

Transport

Range (miles): 2100 -
Speed: 230 max

U. S.

EC-47 ELECTRIC GOON

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Boeing

Transport  (Special electronic installation) Range (miles): 3450 - Speed: max

U. S.

EC-135

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Grumman

Jet Attack

Electronic Intruder was an electronic countermeasure
aircraft, built around the airframe of the famous A-6 Intruder (
Special electronic installation) Range (miles): 2,021 miles - Speed: 631 max

U. S.

EA-6A / EA-6B /

Intruder / Prowler

 

 

 

U. S. Navy

Grumman

Douglas

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 1950 - Speed: 550 max

U. S.

EKA-3B

U. S. Navy

Douglas

Douglas

Jet Attack Fighter             (Marines) Range (miles): 1150 - Speed: 490 max

U. S.

F-10 SKYNIGHT

U. S. Marines

Douglas

North American

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 550 -
Speed: 864 max

U. S.

F-100 SUPER SABRE

U. S. Air Force

North American

Convair

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 500 -
Speed: 825 max

U. S.

F-102 DELTA DAGGER    CONVAIR F-102A "DELTA DAGGER"   /  Convair F-102 Delta Dagger   U. S. Air Force

Convair

Lockheed

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 1000 -
Speed: 1450 max

U. S.

F-104C STARFIGHTER

U. S. Air Force

Lockheed

Republic

Jet Attack Fighter

Range (miles): 2390 -
Speed: 1480 max

U. S.

F-105 THUNDERCHIEF / Republic F-105D Thunderchief /                 Aircraft: Republic F-105B Thunderchief                      U. S. Air Force

Republic

General Dynamics

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 3165 - Speed: 571 max

U. S.

F-111A

U. S. Air Force

General Dynamics

McDonnell-Douglas

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 1,610 -miles Speed: 1,485 max

U. S.

F-4 PHANTOM II

U. S. Air Force

P

McDonnell-Douglas

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 1,610 -Speed: 1,485 max

U. S.

F-4B / F-4B / F-4B /

F-4B - Phantom II  F4H -1P (RF-4B)

U. S. Navy

P*

McDonnell-Douglas

Jet Attack Fighter     Range (miles): 1,380– Speed:  1,428 max

U. S.

F-4J / F-4N Phantom II

U. S. Navy

P*

Boeing

Fighter

Range (miles):  336 -Speed:  131 - 157 max

U. S.

F3B Havoc 

 

U. S. Air Force

P*

Douglas

Jet Fighter - Electronic countermeasures

Range (miles):  1,200 - Speed: 600 max

U. S.

F3D-2Q (EF-10B)

Sky Knight

 

U. S. Air Force

P*

Northrop

Jet Attack Fighter - 4503 Tactical Fighter Squadron that was formed at Williams AFB, AZ in the summer of '65.

Range (miles): 215 -
Speed: 925 max

U. S.

F-5 FREEDOM FIGHTER One of the 12 original F5's sent to Nam in 1965. The whole Squadron moved to Bien Ho AB in Nam in late 1965. In early 1966 the aircraft went up to Da Nang for a few weeks and flew over North Vietnam.           U. S. Air Force

P

Grumman

Fighter                         Range (Kms): 1520 - Speed: 270 max

U. S. (used by the VNAF)

F6F HELLCAT 

U. S. Air Force

P

Grumman

Fighter                           Range (miles): 1105 -
Speed: 434 max

U. S. (used by the VNAF)

F8F BEARCAT

U. S. Air Force

P

Sikorsky

Transport                    Range (miles): 370 - Speed: 101 max

U. S.

H-19 CHICKASAW

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Sikorsky

Search and Rescue Range (miles): 625 - Speed: 162 max

U. S.

H-3 SEA KING / HH-3A

U. S. Navy

H*

Sikorsky

Search and Rescue Range (miles): 182 - Speed: 122

U. S.

H-34 CHOCTAW 

U. S. Air Force

H

Kaman

Search and Rescue Range (miles): 235 - Speed: 120 max

U. S.

H-43 HUSKIE

U. S. Air Force

H

Sikorsky

Transport                Range (miles): 779 -
(with external tanks) Speed: 177 max

U. S.

HH-3 JOLLY GREEN GIANT

U. S. Air Force

H

Kaman

Search and Rescue Range (miles): 235 - Speed: 120 max

U. S.

HH-43B HUSKIE

U. S. Air Force

H

Sikorsky

Transport                    Range (miles): 640 -
Speed: 195 max

U. S.

HH-53                                 "Super Jolly Green Giant”                                  U. S. Air Force

H

Grumman

Transport (Sea Rescue) Range (miles): 2850 -
Speed: 236 max

U. S.

HU-16B ALBATROSS

U. S. Air Force

P

Beechcraft

Transport - Staff                           Range (miles): 1200 -
Speed: 260 max

 

JU-21A LEFT JAB

U. S. Army Air Forces

P

Grumman

Jet Attack -Tanker Range:  1,010 to 1,350 -Speed:  644 max

U. S.

KA-6DA-6 Intruder

U. S. Air Force

P*

Douglas

Jet Attack -Tanker  Range (miles): 2100 -
Speed: 610 max

U. S.

KA-3B Skywarrior

U. S. Air Force

P*

Boeing

Transport                   Range (miles): 3450 -
Speed: 532 max

U. S.

KC-135A STRATOTANKER            U. S. Air Force

P

Boeing

Transport                    Range (miles): 4300 -
Speed: 375 max

U. S.

KC-97J STRATOFREIGHTER          U. S. Air Force

P

Cessna

Photo & Recon - Trainer    Range (miles): 530 - Speed: 151 max

U. S.

L-19A

U. S. Army Air Forces

P

Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC).

Jet Trainer –               Range:  816 nm / 1,512 km – Speed:  435 kts / 806 kph max - Initial Climb: 4,500 ft / 1,370 m. per min – Service Ceiling: 44,000 ft / 13,411 m.

Australia

Macchi MB-326

RAAF – No Action Vietnam Macchis' activities were limited to less strenuous duties as development of stress problems in the airframes occurred.

P

Boeing

Transport                  Range (miles): 3450 - Speed: 532 max

U. S.

NKC-135

U. S. Air Force

P

Cessna

Photo & Recon - Trainer    Range (miles): 530 - Speed: 151 max

U. S.

O-1 BIRD DOG

U. S. Army Air Forces

P

Cessna

Transport – Staff     Range (miles): 780 - Speed: 196 - max

U. S.

O-2 SKYMASTER

U. S. Army Air Forces

P

Bell

Transport – Patrol – Rescue                        Range (miles): 255 - Speed: 85 - max

U. S.

OH-13S SIOUX

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Hiller

Transport – Patrol – Rescue                        Range (miles): 197 - Speed: 87 - max

U. S.

OH-23 RAVEN

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Bell

Transport – Patrol – Rescue                                        Range (miles): 265 - Speed: 138 max

U. S.

OH-58A KIOWA

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Grumman

Observation                   Range (miles): 1300 - Speed: 296 max

U. S.

OV-1 MOHAWK

U. S. Air Force

P

North American

Observation                 Range (miles): 190 - Speed: 281 max

U. S.

OV-10 BRONCO

U. S. Air Force

P

Lockheed

Patrol                      Range (miles): 3685 - Speed: 410 max

U. S.

P-2 NEPTUNE

U. S. Navy

P*

Lockheed

Patrol                       Range (miles): 2533 - Speed: 476 max

U. S.

P-3A ORION

U. S. Navy

P*

Lockheed

Patrol                           Range (miles): 2533 - Speed: 476 max

U. S.

P-3B ORION

U. S. Navy

P*

Lockheed

Patrol                           Range (miles): 2533 - Speed: 476 max

Australia

Lockheed P-3B Orion

RAAF

P

Pilatus

Photo & Recon - Trainer    Range (kts) 525 -
Speed: 125 kts max

Australia

PILATUS PORTER PC-6

RAAF

P

Pilatus -   Replaced Aermacchi MB-326 and the NZAI CT-4 Airtrainer

Fighter – Trainer    Range:  887 n.m. / 1,642 km – Speed:  300 kts / 556 kph – Initial Climb:  (aerobatic weight): 4,090 ft / 1,274 m. per min - Service Ceiling: 38,000 ft / 11,582 m - Service Ceiling: 55,755 ft / 16,994 m.

Australia

Pilatus PC-9.

 

RAAF

P

Beechcraft

Observation - Were an integral part of the "Igloo White" surveillance system, which sought to collect, interpret, and rapidly act upon enemy infiltration information gathered from electronic sensors implanted along the "Ho Chi Minh Trail".          Speed: 204 max

U. S.

QU-22

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Douglas

Jet Attack - YA3D-2P (RA-3B) Reconnaissance Range (miles): 1100 - Speed: 650 max

U. S.

RA-3B SKYWARRIOR – A3D-2P (RA-3B)            RA-3B                                 U. S. Navy

P*

North American

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 3200 -
Speed: 1385 max

U. S.

RA-5C VIGILANTE

U. S. Air Force

P

North American

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 3200 -
Speed: 1385 max

U. S.

RA-5C VNTIGILAE

U. S. Navy

P*

Boeing

Jet  Bomber                Range (miles): 4300 -
Speed: 557 max

U. S.

RB-47H STRATOJET

U. S. Air Force

P

Boeing

Transport                     Range (hours): 11 - Speed: .84 Mach

U. S.

RC-135 /

U. S. Air Force

P

Vought

Jet Attack Fighter  -

Range (miles):  1,425 – Speed:  1,322 max

U. S.

RF-8A Crusader             (F8U-1P F8U1PF8U-1P)

F-8A / F-8C / F-8E / F-8H

U. S. Navy

P*

Vought

Jet Attack Fighter  - Reconnaissance

Range (miles):  1,425 – Speed:  1,322 max

U. S.

RF-8G Crusader

 

 

U. S. Navy

P*

McDonnell

Jet Attack Fighter             Reconnaissance             Range (miles): 2200 -
Speed: 1100 max

U. S.

RF-101 VOODOO

U. S. Air Force

P

McDonnell-Douglas

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 1375 -
Speed: 1459 max

U. S.

RF-4C PHANTOM II

U. S. Air Force

P

De Havilland

Transport                      Range (miles): ? -            Speed: 160 max

U. S.

RU-1A

U. S. Army Air Forces

P

Beechcraft

Transport – Staff     Range (miles): 1216 -
Speed: 265 max

U. S.

RU-21D LAFFING EAGLE

U. S. Army Air Forces

P

Beechcraft

Transport - Patrol - Electronics                 Range (miles): ? -           Speed 160 max

U. S.

RU-6A

U. S. Army Air Forces

P

Beechcraft

Reconnaissance      Range (miles): 1220 - Speed: 203 max

U. S.

RU-8D Seminole 

U. S. Army Air Forces

P

Grumman

Submarine detection equipment, the S2F-1
Tracker revolutionized anti-submarine warfare (ASW). Range (miles): 1152 - Speed: 265 max

U. S.

S-2F TRACKER  /

S-2D / S-2E  / S-2FS-2G

 

U. S. Navy

P*

Grumman

Submarine detection equipment, the S2F-1
Tracker revolutionized anti-submarine warfare (ASW). Range (miles): 1152 - Speed: 265 max

Australia

S-2E Tracker -N12 Grumman S-2E/G Tracker ADF Aircraft Serial Numbers - N12 Grumman S-2E/G Tracker                      RAAF “Navy”

P

Sikorsky

Transport                      Range (km): 400 - Speed: 200km/h

U. S.

S-58T TWIN-PAC

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Sikorsky

Transport – Sea Rescue Anti-submarine         Range (miles): 625 - Speed: 162 max

U. S.

SH-3 SEA KING  / CH-3A  / SH-3D  / SH-3G

U. S. Navy

H*

GLEN L. MARTIN

Transport (Sea Rescue) Range (miles): 2050 - Speed: 251 max

U. S.

(S)P5M-2 MARLIN

U. S. Navy

P*

 

Neptunes were replaced by Orions in 1977

Patrol  - Normal range: 1,912 n.m. / 3,540 km - Speed (all engines): 316 kts / 586 kph max -. Speed (pistons only): 265 kts / 491 kph max - Patrol speed: 150-180 kts / 278-333 kph - Service ceiling: 22,400 ft/6,827m

Australia

Lockheed P-2V Neptunes

P2V-4/5

 

RAAF

P

Bell

Transport – Rescue Range:  347 miles – Speed:  123 – 138 mph

New Zealand

47 Sioux

Kiwi Aircraft Images: Bell 47 'Sioux' /

XH-48A (UH-1F) /

Jon's Ehelis - NZ Piccolo Warbirds

RNZAF

H

Lockheed

Long-range strategic
reconnaissance aircraft capable of flying at speeds over Mach 3.2            Range (miles): 3250 - Speed: 2214 max

U. S.

SR-71 – Blackbird

 

U. S. Air Force

P

Teledyne-Ryan

Firebee series of targets drones and RPVs (Remotely Piloted Vehicles) is LIGHTNING BUG / MODEL 147B

U. S.

147SK Fire drones -   Lightning Bug Reconnaissance Drones

U. S. Navy

RPV*

Douglas

Jet Attack - Trainer Range (miles): 2000 - Speed: 680 max

U. S.

TA-4F Skyhawk

U. S. Navy

P*

North American

Fighter                        Range (miles): 900 - Speed: 283 max

U. S.

T-28A TROJAN

U. S. Air Force

P

North American

Fighter                       Range (miles): 900 - Speed: 283 max

U. S.

T-28D

U. S. Air Force

P

North American

Transport – Staff     Range (miles): 1950 -
Speed: 595 max

U. S.

T-39A SABRELINER

U. S. Air Force

P

Grumman

Jet Fighter                 Range (miles): 600 - Speed: 705 max

U. S.

TF-9J COUGAR

U. S. Marines

P*

Helio

Transport-Small Courier    Range (miles): 660 -
Speed: 167 max

U. S.

U-10 SUPER COURIER

U. S. Air Force

P

De Havilland

Transport – Staff     Range (miles) ? -          Speed: 160 max

U. S.

U-1A OTTER

U. S. Air Force

P

Cessna

Transport-Small Trainer Range (miles): 750 -Speed: 130 max

U. S.

U-17A

U. S. Air Force

P

Lockheed

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 4750 - Speed: 530 max

U. S.

U-2 

U. S. Air Force

P

Cessna

Transport – Staff         Range (miles): 900 -
Speed: 238 max

U. S.

U-3A BLUE CANOE

U. S. Air Force

P

De Havilland

Transport – Staff     Range (miles): 455 -
Speed: 163 max

U. S.

U-6A - BEAVER

U. S. Air Force

P

Beech

Transport – Staff     Range (miles): 1220 - Speed: 203 max

U. S.

U-8D

U. S. Army Air Forces

P

Bell

Attack – Transport – Ground Support – Rescue                    Range (miles): 202 -
 Speed: 141 max

U. S.

UH-1A HUEY

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Bell

Attack – Transport – Ground Support – Rescue                    Range (miles): 260 -
 Speed: 147 max

U. S.

UH-1B HUEY

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Bell

Attack – Transport – Ground Support – Rescue                    Range (miles): 382 -
 Speed: 148 max

U. S.

UH-1C HUEY

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Bell

Attack – Transport – Ground Support – Rescue                    Range (miles): 260 -
 Speed: 148 max

U. S.

UH-1D IROQUOIS

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

Bell

Attack – Transport – Ground Support – Rescue                    Range (miles): 286 -
 Speed: 161 max

U. S.

UH-1E IROQUOIS

U. S. Marines

H

Bell

Attack – Transport – Ground Support – Rescue                    Range (miles): 347 -
Speed: 138 max

U. S.

UH-1F IROQUOIS 

U. S. Air Force

H

Bell

Transport - Utility  Range (miles): 347 -
Speed: 138 max

New Zealand

UH-1H Iroquois               Bell UH-1B Iroquois         RNZAF

H

Bell

Attack – Transport – Ground Support – Rescue                    Range (miles): 318 -
Speed: 148 max

U. S.

UH-1H IROQUOIS

U. S. Army Air Forces

H

*Launched from U. S. Aircraft Carriers

 

 

NORTH VIETNAM AIRCRAFT DURING THE VIETNAM

CONFLICT-WAR/CAMBODIA INDEPENDENCE (1964 – 1975)

 

 AIRCRAFT

 DESIGNER

 

     PRIMARY

        ROLE

 

 COUNTRY

          AIRCRAFT

       DESIGNATION

        NICK NAME

HELO or PLANE

Kaman

Transport (Sea Rescue)

 Range (miles): 300 -
Speed: 153 max

U. S.

UH-2A(B) SEASPRITE

UH-2A/B /

HU2K-1 (UH-2A)  /  

HU2K-1U (UH-2B)            U. S. Navy

H*

Kaman

Transport (Sea Rescue) Range (miles): 300 -
Speed: 153 max

U. S.

UH-2C Seasprite

 

U. S. Navy

H*

Sikorsky

Transport (Sea Rescue) Range (miles): 280 -
Speed: 123 max

U. S.

UH-34D SEAHORSE

U. S. Marines

H*

Lockheed

Ultra-quiet spy plane Range (miles): (6 hrs) - Speed: 160 max

U. S.

YO-3A Quiet Star

 

U. S. Army Air Forces

P

Antonov - Russia & China

Transport                    Range (miles): 560 - Speed: 160 max

NORTH VIETNAM

AN-2 / Antonov An-2 /

 

Antonov AN2  / Antonov

P

Antonov - Russia, China

Transport                    Range (miles): 342 - Speed: 297 max

NORTH VIETNAM

AN-24 / Antonov An-24

P

Ilyushin - Russia & China

Transport                   Range (miles): 1250 - Speed: 259 max

NORTH VIETNAM

IL-14  /                        Aircraft: Ilyushin Il-14 Crate 

P

Ilyushin - Russia & China

Transport                    Range (miles): 1553 - Speed: 174 max

NORTH VIETNAM

LI-2 /                            Airliners.net: Ilyushin Il-14 / Oldprops Ilyushin IL12/14 /  

P

Mil - Moscow Helicopter Plant

Transport – Rescue           Range (miles): 1155 - Speed: 99 max

NORTH VIETNAM

MI-4  Mil Mi-4  /

 

Mi-4 HOUND (MIL)

H

Mikoyan-Gurevich

 

MIKOYAN  “USSR”

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 885 - Speed: 63 max

NORTH VIETNAM

MIG-15UT L1  / 

Mig-15 Fagot

 

Warbird Alley: MiG-15

P

Mikoyan-Gurevich

 

MIKOYAN  “USSR”

Jet Attack Fighter             Range (miles): 1230 - Speed: 711 max

NORTH VIETNAM

MIG-17F Fresco                MiG-17

P

Mikoyan-Gurevich

 

MIKOYAN    “USSR”

Jet Attack Fighter  - Interceptor              Range (miles): 426 - Speed: 832 max

NORTH VIETNAM

MIG-19SF  /  MiG-19  

       

P

Ilyushin - Russia & China

Jet tactical day bomber Range (miles): 1300 - Speed: 560 max

NORTH VIETNAM

IL-28 BEAGLE  /                Il-28, SV.Ilyushin 'Beagle'/'Mascot'

P

Mikoyan-Gurevich

 

MIKOYAN  “USSR”

Jet Attack Bomber                 Range (miles): 670 - Speed: 1320 max

NORTH VIETNAM

MIG-21 

P

"SUKHOI" AIRCRAFT MILITARY AND INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX Russia, Moscow

Jet Attack Bomber                 Range (miles): 1200 - Speed: 1055 max

NORTH VIETNAM

SU-7BM / Su-7B FITTER A (SUKHOI)

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXIX

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw, A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy - Operation Evening Light And Eagle Claw -

 

Book - ISBN NO.

978-1-4276-0454-5

EBook - ISBN NO.

978-1-329-15473-5

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Book ISBN NO.

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA  Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990) -

 

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