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Images relating to the wars in Vietnam and Indo-China


Images covering the various wars in Vietnam from the French Indo-China war 1946-1954 up to the fall of Saigon in 1975.

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Although not popular with the USAF, the F104 (in it's C variant) flew in Vietnam in 1965. It saw most service, however, with European air forces in it's G variant. This example with it's distinctive dark colour scheme flew in the Royal Danish Airforc...
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

Developed during WW2 as a replacement for the out-gunned Stuart Light Tanks, it was designed ito carry a heavier 75mm gun to take on the German armour. Although it actually saw little service other than the the later stages of the war in NW Europe, i...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

Another iconic 1960's US fighter/interceptor which served with distinction in the photo-reconnaisance role into the 1980's. This example is painted in the 60th Fighter Interceptor Squadron USAF.
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

One of the most successful fighter aircraft of the latter 20th Century, the F4 saw service with many airforces across the world including the RAF and the Royal Navy as well as many other European, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern Airforces. It saw acti...
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

An iconic fighter-bomber of the Vietnam war era which could carry 7,500lbs of bombs on 6 underwing pylons along with 4 x 20mm cannon mounted in the fuselage. It could travel in excess of 860mph and reach a ceiling height of 45,000ft. While this...
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

An M113 APC of 2nd Armoued Cavalry carrying a heavy mortar section, 'Ghost Troop'. The M113 has proved the US's most adaptable and longest lasting APC having been converted into many different versions, and been in service since the Vietnam War.
Operation Desert Storm, Iraqi desert, 1991