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Asked in Vietnam War, Cold War
Who were the communists forces during the Vietnam War?
NVA & VC (North Viet Army & Viet Cong), in SOUTH VIETNAM. Over North Vietnam the primary enemy for US Airmen was the North Viet Air Defense System: SAM's (Surface to Air Missiles), AAA sites (Anti-Aircraft Artillery); and the NVAF (North Viet Air Force) which flew MIG-17's, MIG-19's, and MIG-21 jet intercepters against US Air Force and US Navy jets.
Asked in Vietnam War, World War 1, WW1 Trench Warfare
Name some famous battles?
The Battle of Long Tam-Australian Army The Battle of Dak To-173rd Airborne Division The Battle of Hamburger Hill-101st Airborne (Airmobile) Division The Battle of Khe Sanh-US Marine Corps The Battle of Lang Vei-Special Forces (Green Beret) The Battle of Bet Het-1st Battalion 69th Armor (M-48 Patton tanks vs NVA PT-76 tanks) The Battle of the Ia Drang-1st Air Cavalry Division (film: We Were Soldiers Once...) Operation Rolling Thunder-US Air Force/US Naval Air Units; North Vietnamese Air Force MIG-17, MIG-19, MIG-21's verses F-8 Crusaders, A-4 Skyhawks (Senator McCain's aircraft), A-6 Intruders, F-100 Supersabres, F-101 Voodoo, F-102 Delta Daggers (President Bush's aircraft), F-104 Starfighters (ONLY one was shot down during aerial fighting with a Red Chinese MIG-19 (J-6 version), F-105 Thunderchiefs, F-4 Phantom II's, A-7 Corsair II's, A-1 Skyraiders (film: Rescue Dawn), B-52 Stratofortress Bombers. Operation Linebacker-US Air Force/US Naval Air Units verses North Vietnamese Air Force MIG-17, MIG-19, MIG-21's against same US Aircraft listed above. Operation Linebacker II-US Air Force/US Naval Air Units verses North Vietnamese Air Force MIG-17, MIG-19, MIG-21's against same US Aircraft listed above.
What were the results of operation rolling thunder?
North Vietnam simply escalated their air defenses to meet the new threat. Rolling Thunder terminated in November '68, with LBJ's hope that the North would sue for peace, but the North was more determined than ever. By '69 the North Viet Air Force received new MiG-19 jets from Communist China (J-6 versions); and created a third air regiment. The previous ones were MiG-17 units. By '72, most of the North's air force was flying MiG-21's, and they went after the B-52's.
Asked in Vietnam War
How is Vietnam and the war on terror alike?
Asked in Airplanes and Aircraft
What is a mig?
According to Wikipedia, a Mig-29 (the most commonly used mig currently) is "a 4th generation jet fighter aircraft designed for the air superiority role in the Soviet Union. Developed in the 1970s by the Mikoyan design bureau, it entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983, and remains in use by the Russian Air Force as well as in many other nations. NATO's reporting name for the MiG-29 is "Fulcrum", which was unofficially used by Soviet pilots in service. It was developed to counter new American fighters such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the F/A-18 Hornet" (Wikipedia - Mikoyan MiG-29). "Mig" is a general name of the Russian fighter aircraft. It is a shortened name for the aircraft made by the Mikoyan company. However over the years, "Mig" would refer to the current aircraft that was used by the Russians. So a pilot in the Viet Nam War might say he shot down a Mig which would refer to a Mig 21 jet. Sources Cited "Mikoyan MiG-35." 14 Jun 2008 . The name "MiG" stems from Mikoyan Gurivich, the aircraft designers.
Asked in Philippines
How strong is the Philippine air force?
Lao Air Force MiG-21 4 L-39 Trainer Attack 2 Mi-8 4 Cambodian Air Force MiG-21 Fighter 8(Grounded) Mi-8 Helicopter 12 L-39 Trainer Attack 8 Philippine Air Force F-5A/B Fighter 30 (Retired not flying anymore) S211 Trainer 13 OV-10 Light Bomber 12 (Only 8 are active) UH-1 50(Most of them are Vietnam versions UH-1H) MD-500 Attack Helicopter 15 Malaysian Air Force Helicopters 100+ MiG-29 Fighter 18 F-18 Fighter 8 Su-30 12 MD-500 20 Indonesian Air Force F-5E 12+ F-16A 10 Su-30 3 BAE Hawk Attack 50+ Helicopters 150+ Royal Thai Air Force F-5E Fighter 12 F-16 Fighter 40 JAS-39 (Soon) 12 (In replacement of F-5E) UH-1N 100 AH-1 Attack Chopper 12 Singaporean Air Force F-5S 30 F-5T 20 F-16C 40 F-15 25 S211 Trainer 30 Helicopters 50+ Vietnam Peoples Air Force MiG-19 Trainer 40 MiG-21 Fighter 120 Su-22 Attack Plane 55 Su-27 Fighter 32 Su-30 Multirole 12 Mi-8 Helicopters 100+ You judge now how strong the Philippine Air Force is.
Asked in Vietnam War
What were the effects to north Vietnam during the Vietnam war?
North Vietnam was the scene of the AIR WAR during the Vietnam War. N. Vietnam was bombed by air units from the US Navy and US Air Force. US Marine Corps units bombed in South Vietnam in support of their ground Marines. North Vietnam defended itself in North Vietnam with SAM sites and NVAF MiG 17, 19, and MiG 21 jet interceptors.
Asked in Vietnam War
Why were the S.A.M in the Vietnam war?
SAM's (Surface to Air Missiles), known by US Airmen as the "Flying Telephone Poles" were part of North Vietnam's air defensive network. They worked in conjunction with North Vietnam's Air Force; NVAF MIG-17, MIG-19, and MIG-21 jet intercepters would often dog-fight US jets, then lure them over the SAM sites...breaking contact to let the SAM's deal with the US aircraft. Didn't always work, sometimes the SAMs took out (shot down) some of their own MIGs (friendly fire).
What is the purpose of mig?
"Mig" is a term that refers to a Russian fighter and more specifically a jet-fighter made by the company Mikoyan-Gurevich. This term came into use by the US Air Force during Viet Nam War when referring to the Mig 17 or Mig 19 or Mig 21 fighter jets. So the Mig was a jet fighter used to attack bombers or other fighters. Does that answer your Question? Great answer I just have a little more that might help The exact purpose of a MiG would have to be determined by the model of MiG itself. Most of the Mig's like the 15,17,19,21,23 where strictly fighter's the 25,31 are interceptors for shooting down bombers not dog fights, and the 27 is a ground attack striker Last but not least is the 29 This is basically the Russian version of a f 15 it can be used in diffrent capacities from fighter to strike as well as intercepter
Is the hal tejas a fourth generation aircraft or a mig 21 plus?
Asked in TV Shows and Series
What are the release dates for Courage - 2000 Mig Disaster?
Is the a us navy KIA symbol or insignia?
5 or more aerial victories (aerial kills) indicate an ace. Symbols used to designate air to air victories during WW2 were most often small paintings or decals of the enemy's flag. During the Vietnam War, US Pilots painted RED STARS on their jets with MIG-21 or MIG-17 or MIG-19 painted next to the RED STAR to indicate what type of jet he shot down. Red Stars indicated COMMUNISTS and was easier to use and remember; even though the North Vietnamese Air Force MiG's had a YELLOW star painted on them.
Asked in TV Shows and Series
What are the release dates for Crime Story - 1986 Mig 21 2-9?
Asked in American Revolution
What country did u.s. bomb in the Vietnam war?
Officially, North Vietnam (strategic bombing) & South Vietnam (tactical bombing). Un-officially, Laos & Cambodia. The air war was conducted by the USAF and USN over North Vietnam. North Vietnam countered with it's air defense systems: MIG 17, MIG 19, and MIG 21 intercepters; coupled with it's ground defenses: SAMs (Surface to Air Missiles) and AAA (Anti-Aircraft Artillery).
Asked in China and Chinese Territories
Did Russia and China become directly involved in the Vietnam war?
The USSR trained North Vietnamese pilots in the Soviet Union for periods of up to two years per student to fly MIG 17 & MIG 21 jets. Red China trained North Vietnamese pilots to fly the MIG 19 (J6 version). Both Red China/USSR supplied those same jets to the North Vietnamese Air Force. Nationalist China was an ally of the United States during that war. There were TWO CHINAS!
Asked in Vietnam War
How was Russia involved in Vietnam war?
The Soviet Union (and Communist China) supplied North Vietnam with patrol boats for the North Vietnamese Navy, Mig-17/Mig-19/Mig-21 jet fighter planes for their air force (North Vietnamese pilots were trained in both the Soviet Union and Communist China), tanks (primarily PT-76 light tanks) and artillery, small arms (SKS and AK-47 assault rifles), grenades, land mines, etc. Surface to Air Missiles (SAM's) along with some Soviet technicians to get the anti-aircraft defense system operational. For further information see: North Vietnamese Mig-17 and Mig-19 units of the Vietnam War, by Ivan Toperczar; Osprey Publishing company.
What were the targets of the US bombings in Vietnam?
Early in the war under operation "Rolling Thunder" troop concentrations, conventional AAA batteries, bridges, and roads were the primary targets. As the war progressed, and operations such as "Linebacker" and "Linebacker II" were launched, oil storage facilities, MIG-17, MIG-19, and MIG-21 air bases, and missile sites were targeted. As well as the capital itself, Hanoi.
Asked in Vietnam War, Cameras, Photography
Did North Vietnamese Air Force MiG-17 MiG-19 and MiG-21 have gun cameras to record their gun kills?
"MiG-17 and MiG-19 Units of the Vietnam War." By Istvan Toperczer; (2001) Osprey Publishing Limited, ISBN 1-84176 162-1: 1. Page 30 shows NVAF 921st Fighter Regiment MiG-17 pilot(s) LT's Tran Hanh & Ngoc Lan viewing film from their MiGs gun camera, apparently form a recent dog-fight (aerial combat). 2. Page 39 shows a "still" from a MiG-17's gun camera of LT Van Bay (and/or LT Van Tuc) of the 923rd Fighter Regiment, aerial kill of a USAF F-105 Thunderschief. 3. Page 40 shows a "still" from a 923rd FR MiG-17 shooting down an F-105.
Asked in History of Asia, Vietnam
What are some Vietnam accomplishments?
The North Vietnamese Air Force has recorded 16 aerial aces from the Vietnam War; however the US recognizes about 3 North Vietnamese pilots as aces. An Ace is a pilot that has scored a minimum of 5 aerial kills during air to air combat (dog-fighting). The US had 2 confirmed aces during the war; Ritchie and Cunningham, both flew the US F4 Phantom jet. North Vietnamese airmen flew MIG-17's, MIG-19's, and MIG-21's. NVAF pilot MAJ. Pham Tuan, flying a MIG-21, reportedly shot down a USAF B-52 on 26 December 1972 with an air to air missile; the USAF verifies a B-52 lost that date, but to a SAM (Surface to Air Missile). If Major Tuan's aerial kill can be verified, he would be history's only airman to have shot down a B-52 Stratofortress bomber in aerial warfare. MAJ. Tuan was Vietnam's first Cosmonaut, when he and Soviet Cosmonaut Viktor Gorbatko were launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 23 July 1980.