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Quiz: Can You Identify These 8 Vietnam Era Aircraft?

From the 1960's through the 1970's, some of the biggest leaps forward in aircraft technology occurred. Can you identify these 8 Vietnam era aircraft?


  1. 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?

    That's right, the A-4 Skyhawk served both roles.

    That's right, the A-4 Skyhawk served both roles.

  2. 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?

    Yep, the MiG-17 had 3 stall fences, and it was a highly capable fighter for the North Vietnamese.

    Yep, the MiG-17 had 3 stall fences, and it was a highly capable fighter for the North Vietnamese.

  3. 3) This US attack aircraft pioneered the use of terrain-following radar, as well as variable-sweep wings. What is it?

    That's right, the F-111 is the only one here with variable sweep wings.

    That's right, the F-111 is the only one here with variable sweep wings.

  4. 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?

    That's right, its the Cessna designed 0-2 Skymaster.

    That's right, its the Cessna designed 0-2 Skymaster.

  5. 5) This delta-winged Soviet aircraft was the most-produced supersonic jet in history. What is it?

    That's right, with over 11,000 built, it's the MiG-21.

    That's right, with over 11,000 built, it's the MiG-21.

  6. 6) Known as the "Thud", this fighter-bomber was capable of carrying a bigger bomb load than the WWII B-17 Flying Fortress. What is it?

    Yep, it's the F-105 Thunderchief.

    Yep, it's the F-105 Thunderchief.

  7. 7) This jet was the US Navy and Air Force's primary air superiority fighter during the Vietnam War, and it was initially designed without an internal cannon. What is it?

    That's right, it's the the F-4 Phantom II.

    That's right, it's the the F-4 Phantom II.

  8. 8) This search and rescue helicopter was nicknamed the "Jolly Green Giant". What is it?

    That's right, the HH-3E was named the Jolly Green Giant, and it has rescued countless numbers of soldiers since its introduction in 1961.

    That's right, the HH-3E was named the Jolly Green Giant, and it has rescued countless numbers of soldiers since its introduction in 1961.

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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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