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Decided to start a thread specially for the rotorcraft used during the Vietnam conflict. Feel free to add to it.

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Thanks for sharing!

Speaking of Vietnam-era helicopters...
 http://stingraysrotorforum.activeboard.com/t40547806/research-for-book-on-the-h-6model-500-series-of-helicopters/



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Pepper wrote:

Speaking of Vietnam-era helicopters...

 http://stingraysrotorforum.activeboard.com/t40547806/research-for-book-on-the-h-6model-500-series-of-helicopters/


 

But of course! You can't cover Vietnam choppers without the Quiet One! smile



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hannetonIII wrote:
Pepper wrote:

Speaking of Vietnam-era helicopters...

 http://stingraysrotorforum.activeboard.com/t40547806/research-for-book-on-the-h-6model-500-series-of-helicopters/


 

But of course! You can't cover Vietnam choppers without the Quiet One! smile


 

Damn straight. Why does the Huey get all the attention? Stupid no good attention-whore. wink



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Great, the Huey-haters are coming to order.



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I'm only kidding, I love the Huey. It deserves all the attention it can get being a revolutionary workhorse.



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Helicopter landing at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon, Vietnam.



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For Vietnam-era UH-1 modifications, click here. For the CH-54 Skycrane, click here. For the CH-47 Chinook mods, click here (mostly page 2, and up if it continues). For the AH-1 Cobra, click here. For the HH-3 Jolly Green Giant, click here. For the Kaman Seasprite, click here. For the OH-58A, click here. And finally, for the OH-6 series, click here.



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Wow, lots of pics there.  However, Bearcat 15, the AH-1G with 15 on her side is a US Army Aviation Test Board bird and never flew in Vietnam. 

Here's a few from the US Army Aviation Museum archives.

2/20th ARA (Arial rocket Artillary).  At least one of these birds flew at Ia Drang in November of 65.  These are all UH-1B's as you can tell by the nose mounted pitot tube.

XM-3 armed Hog ship

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This bird carries the Maxwell system which consisted of 12 2.75 inch rockets and an in country mod to carry 1 ss-11 french anti-armor/bunker buster missile outboard.

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Not a great pic, but here's the system with a SS-11 in place.

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This is a lightening bug ship used for perimeter night security. The light is from a tank.  I can't remember the model.

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Finally, one that's a little more personal.  Here's my dad on a gun run in 69.

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Since this topic is such a big hit in Google results I cleaned it up a lot, deleting posts with broken images and attaching images that were still intact to their respective posts. This is all some valuable history that should be preserved.



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