Vietnam War
Weapons and Equipment


"I see light at the end of the tunnel."
--Walt W. Rostow, National Security Adviser, Dec. 1967

A-1 Skyraider
The A-1 was frequently the battlefield choice of commanders who needed fighter-bomber support.

A-4 Skyhawk
The A-4 Skyhawk flew more missions in Vietnam than any other naval aircraft.

A-7 Corsair II
The A-7 was particularly useful in attacking the Ho Chi Minh Trail and making night assaults on Hanoi and Haiphong..

AC-130 Gunship
Fixed-wing gunships introduced to the Vietnam War in 1968.

Air-Cushion Vehicles
A river craft giving troops the mobility enjoyed by Vietcong using sampans.

AK-47
The primary infantry weapon of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and the Vietcong (VC) in the Vietnam War.

Armored Personnel Carriers
The backbone of armored cavalry formations during the Vietnam War.

B-52 Bomber
The B-52 is deemed by experts as the most successful military aircraft ever produced.

Booby Traps
Booby traps were a common part of the Vietnam War, mainly because of the guerrilla nature of the conflict.

Claymore
An antipersonnel mine.

Napalm
While used in World War II and the Korean War, napalm became notorious in Vietnam.

SAM
The acronym SAM described surface-to-air missiles used by the North Vietnamese.



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