This trend reached its extremity in the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, which was the principal fighter for both the US Air Force and Navy during the latter part of the Vietnam War. … Used as a fighter rather than as an interceptor in Vietnam, the F-4 was severely miscast.
Did the F-16 serve in Vietnam?
While the Vietnam-era colors look striking on the F-16, the 149th Fighter Wing didn’t actually serve in the Southeast Asian campaign. That said, its combat record is impressive, having originally been stood up in 1943 to fight in the European Theater during World War II.
Were there dogfights in Vietnam?
The Vietnam War saw a move away from cannon fire to air-to-air missiles. Although US forces maintained air supremacy throughout the war, there were still occasional dogfights and US and North Vietnamese aces.
How many Viet Cong died?
Total number of deaths
|Low estimate of deaths||Middle estimate of deaths|
|North Vietnam/Viet Cong military and civilian war dead||533,000||1,062,000|
|South Vietnam/U.S./South Korea war military and civilian war dead||429,000||741,000|
|Democide by North Vietnam/Viet Cong||131,000||214,000|
|Democide by South Vietnam||57,000||89,000|
How many b52s did we lose in Vietnam?
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. confirmed 205 aircraft lost to North Vietnamese surface-to-air missiles, all by S-75 Dvina. However, some of the U.S aircraft “crashed in flight accidents”, in fact, were lost to S-75 missiles.