Fun Quiz: Can You Identify These 8 Aircraft From The Vietnam War?

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How well do you know your Vietnam era aircraft?

Both the US and Russia made great strides developing aircraft technology during the 1960’s and 1970’s.  These birds were critical in the Vietnam War and afterwards. In fact, some of these aircraft are still in service.

OK history buffs and airplane fanatics, here’s your chance to test your knowledge of Vietnam era aircraft.

Can you identify these 8 US and Soviet aircraft?  Do you know your “Thud” and your “Jolly Green Giant”?  Grab a pencil and paper and jot down your answers, then click on over to page 2 of this post for the correct answers.  Enjoy.

Can you pick out the correct aircraft to each of the questions below?

  1. This jet was the US Navy’s primary light bomber during the early years of the Vietnam war, and later served as a Blue Angels aircraft. What is it?
  2. This Soviet designed high-subsonic fighter was one of the most successful North Vietnamese aircraft. It was also distinguished by 3 stall fences on each wing. What is it?
  3. This US attack aircraft pioneered the use of terrain-following radar, as well as variable-sweep wings. What is it?
  4. This Forward Air Control aircraft was equipped with a loudspeaker and leaflet dispenser, and its windows were modified from the civilian version for better visibility. What is it?
  5. This  Soviet airplane had delta wings and boasts being the most fabricated supersonic jet history. What is it? 
  6. This fighter bomber was knicknamed the “Thud” and could carry a bomb load even bigger than the B-17 Flying Fortress of WWII.  Do you know which one it is?
  7. Which jet was the primary air fighter for the US Navy and the Air Force during the War in Vietnam?  Hint:  the initial design did not have an internal cannon.
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8.  Can you guess which search and rescue helicopter was nicknamed the “Jolly Green Giant”?


Great job!  Now click over to page 2 to get the answers.

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