What Jets did the US use in Vietnam?
The original Phantom was modified and employed in Vietnam as the Air Force F-4C and F-4D and the Navy F-4B and F-4J. The ultimate USAF model was the F-4E, introduced in 1968 and adding a 20 mm cannon to the existing armament of air-to-air missiles. The single-engine MiGs were half the size of the F-4 and more agile.
How many Vietnam pilots died?
Based on a database received from the Pentagon, we estimate that over 40,000 helicopter pilots served in the Vietnam War. Killed in Hueys – 1,151 pilots and 1,231 non-pilot crew members (we do not have a good count on Vietnamese).
Is Vietnam still communist?
Government of Vietnam
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a one-party state. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version. The central role of the Communist Party was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.