Top aircraft of the VietNam War era (four categories)




 
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November 20th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 

Topic: Top aircraft of the VietNam War era (four categories)


Top aircraft of the VietNam War era (four categories)
Some rules:
This era is defined as June 1954 to April 1975.
The aircraft nominated must be operational during the era cited, i.e. in the possession of the units, not experimental.
Maximum of three nominees per category.

The four catergories are:
Fighter
Bomber
Attack
Transport

My nominees are as follows:
Fighter: McDonnell-Douglas F-4, North American F-100
Bomber: B-57 Canberra, B-52 Stratofortress
Attack: Douglas A-1 Skyraider, Republic F-105, Douglas AC-47 Spooky
Transport: C-130, C-141 & C-5
November 20th, 2005  
bigcanada813
 
 
my nominees are:

Fighters: F-4 Phantom II
Bomber: B-52 Stratofortress
Attack: A-1 Skyraider, A-4 Skyhawk
Transport: C-130, C-141
November 21st, 2005  
localgrizzly
 
 
Fighter-F4
Bomber-B52
Transport C-130
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November 21st, 2005  
Fox
 
 
F-4 Phantom
B-52 Stratofortress
AC-130
November 25th, 2005  
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 
alli know is the f4 phantom.
November 25th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
Fighter/Bomber = F-4E II, F-104, F-4D (ZOT - Laser Guided Bomb Equipped)

Bomber= B-52

Attack= A-6, A-4

Recon = RF-4C/E

Transport = C-130, C-17
November 25th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Is there any real conflict over the bomber? N.Vietnam didn't even really have strategic bombers and the B-52 is slated to stay in service until 2032!
November 25th, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 

Topic: Re: Top aircraft of the VietNam War era (four categories)


No Non-American aircraft in this list?

Or does "Vietnam-era" only refer to weapons used in the Vietnam war, as opposed to weapons throughout the world DURING the Vietnam war.
November 25th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 

Topic: Re: Top aircraft of the VietNam War era (four categories)


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohmar Deathstrike
No Non-American aircraft in this list?

Or does "Vietnam-era" only refer to weapons used in the Vietnam war, as opposed to weapons throughout the world DURING the Vietnam war.
You can suggest any aircraft that meets the rules set down in the first post. It is not meant to be limited to those aircraft used in the VietNam War. I am surprised that no one up to this post has not included any other aircraft other than USA types. That was not my intent in starting this thread. I wanted to limit the thread to a time period certain.
November 25th, 2005  
sven hassell
 
 
c-130 ,"puff the magic dragon", i wouldnt want to be on the recieving end of that!!!