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The U.S. used the following jet aircraft during the Vietnam War 1961-1975: l. A-l Skyraider (propeller driven) USN & USAF 2. A-4 Skyhawk, USN 3. A-6 Intruder, medium attack bomber, all weather, USN 4. A-7 Corsair II, USN & USAF 5. F-4 Phantom II, USN, USMC, USAF 6. F-8 Crusader, USN 7. Strictly USAF aircraft: F-100 Supersabre, F-101 Voodoo, F-102 Delta Dagger, F-104 Starfighter, F-105 Thunderchief, F-lll Ardvaark, B-57 Canberra Bomber, B-52 Stratofortress Bomber, U-2 Spy plane, SR-71 Blackbird Spy plane.

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They used the Bell Uh-1 "Iroquois" in Vietnam, and it was introduced in 1959. You can currently buy one for around $850,000 to $1,000,000, depending on the age and condition of it. The civilian version of the Iroquois is the Bell 204/205 model.


Bell Uh-1 "Iroquois" (The military version) --

Bell 204/205 (Civilian Version) --

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1. Sioux (looks like the Korean War whirlybird from the film MASH)

2. CH-34 Choctaw/Sea Horse is the US Navy version (seen in the film GO TELL THE SPARTANS)

3. CH-46 (looks like a CH-47 Chinook)

4. CH-21 Shawnee (looks like a flying banana)

5. CH-47 Chinook (twin engine back ramp, still used today)

6. HH-53 Jolly Green Giant/Flying Crane

7. CH-53 Sea Stallion (USN/USMC chopper)

8. AH-1 Cobra (Worlds FIRST designed/built purpose attack helicopter)

9. UH-1 Iroquois (known as the Huey/a utility helicopter)

10. OH-6 Cayuse (Observation Helicopter designed to replace the Army Bird Dog airplane/seen in the TV series "Magnum PI" starring Tom Selleck)

11. OH-58 Kiowa (Observation/Command chopper; civilians call it the Jet Ranger)

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UH-1 Iroquois, which were nicknamed Hueys. These were made by Bell.

AH-1 Cobra. These were made by Bell.

OH-58 Kiowa. These are still made by Bell - and have become the most popular helicopter in the free world, the Bell Jet Ranger.

OH-6 Cayuse, which were nicknamed Loach. These were made by Hughes Helicopter, which is now MD Helicopters. These are also popular civilian helis.

CH-47 Chinook. This has a nickname but I can't put it here. These are made by Boeing.

CH-54 Tarhe. These are made by Sikorsky. Civilians can get these new; they're called the S-64 Skycrane.

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sikorsky r-4 First mass produced US Military helicopter (XR-4)

initial flight - 14 Jan 1942

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