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Vietnam War Aircraft Losses

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Some interesting figures on United States aircraft numbers lost during the Vietnam War. Originally sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_losses_of_the_Vietnam_War), the figures have been simplified to include aircraft from all four branches of service combined, and operational as well as combat losses. Variants are listed as the one type, eg. F-4 includes RF-4's; C-47 includes AC-47's, C-117's etc..


Fixed wing losses in descending order of numbers:


765 McDonnell F-4 Phantoms


476 Cessna O-1 Bird Dogs


382 Republic F-105 Thunderchiefs


373 Douglas A-4 Skyhawks


260 Douglas A-1 Skyraiders


243 North American F-100 Super Sabres


169 Vought F-8 Crusaders


106 Vought A-7D Corsairs


104 Cessna O-2 Skymasters


80 North American Rockwell OV-10 Broncos


65 Lockheed C-130 Hercules


64 Grumman A-6 Intruders


56 Martin B-57 Canberras


53 Fairchild C-123 Providers


43 Douglas C-47 Skytrains


39 McDonnell RF-101 Voodoos


31 Boeing B-52 Stratofortress


27 North American RA-5 Vigilantes


23 North American T-28 Trojans


22 Douglas A-26 Invaders


22 Cessna A-37 Dragonflys


19 De Havilland Canada C-7 Caribous


14 Convair F-102 Delta Daggers


14 Lockheed F-104 Starfighters


14 Douglas E/RB-66 Destroyers


11 General Dynamics F-111 Aardvarks


9 Northrup F-5 Freedom Fighters


9 Douglas A-3 Skywarriors


8 Beechcraft QU-22 Pave Eagles


6 Fairchild AC-119 Stingers


5 Grumman OV-1 Mohawks


5 Douglas EF-10 Skynights


4 Lockheed P-2 Neptunes


4 Grumman C-1 Traders


4 Grumman S-2 Trackers


4 Grumman HU-16 Albatross


3 Grumman E-1 Tracers


3 Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers


2 Lockheed P-3 Orions


2 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbirds


2 Lockheed EC-121 Batcats


2 Lockheed C-141 Starlifters


2 Grumman E-2 Hawkeyes


1 Lockheed C-5A Galaxy


1 Lockheed U-2C Dragon Lady


1 Grumman C-2 Greyhound


1 Grumman TF-9 Cougar


1 Cessna U-3B Blue Canoe


1 De Havilland Canada U-6A Beaver


1 Helio U-10D Courier


1 Boeing KB-50 Superfortress


Small numbers compared to WW2 losses, but still a lot of aircraft when the figures are condensed.


During the war, the United States had two pilot aces ( the other three aces were RIO's), and North Vietnam


claimed sixteen aces.


Cheers, Willie.



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