Wednesday, December 21, 2011

List of Best Vietnam War Weapons

Not necessarily in order:

M-16 assault rifle (US) Still front line weapon

AK-47 assault rifle (US) Still front line weapon

RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade

SA-2 surface-air missle

SA-7 Strella / Grail
The Strela-2 system was given to North Vietnam forces, where along with the more advanced Strela-2M it achieved 204 hits out of 589 firings against US aircraft between 1972 and 1975 according to Russian sources.[7]A total of approximately 40–50 kills are attributed to Strela-2/2M hits between 1970 and the fall of Saigon, all but one TA-4 Skyhawk against helicopters and propeller-driven aircraft. As in the War of Attrition, the missile's speed and range proved insufficient against fast jets and results were very poor: only one US Skyhawk and one South Vietnamese F-5 are known to have been shot down by with Strela-2s during the conflict.

UH-1 Huey (US)

CH-47 Chinook
M-113 Armoured Personell Carrier

A-1 Skyraider

B-52 Stratofortress

A-4 Skyhawk

F-4 Phantom
Runner up: F-105 Thunderchief

PBR Patrol Boat Riverine

C-130 Hercules

TOW anti-tank missle


runner up: MiG-17

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