Yes, bombing was not terribly effective. About 1,000 pounds of bombs were dropped for each resident, man, woman and child in Vietnam (that is by all aircraft of all US services.)
More than half the B52 bomber force was based in Thailand.
The B17, B24, and B29s were the heavy bombers of WWII. The B52 was the heavy bomber of the Vietnam War.
The best weapon of the Vietnam war was the Strategic Air Command's high altitude strategic heavy bomber; the B52 Stratofortress.
Although the F-105 Thunderchief was the largest single engine jet fighter-bomber made, and was the USAFs only purpose built "fighter-bomber" (all others were fighters or interceptors) it was the smallest bomber used in the Vietnam War. The USN A6 Intruder and the USAF B57 Canberra were medium bombers used during the war, and the B52 Stratofortress was the heavy bomber of the Vietnam War.
Used to be an enlisted man. The Vietnam War was the last war to have bomber tailgunners. Two B52 tailgunners shot down two NVAF MiG21s in December 1972; for the last time in history.
The B52 Stratofortess. During the Vietnam War, one B52 could carry up to 108 750lb HE bombs. That was equal to about 10 World War 2 B17 bombers.
B52 Nixon, Commander in Chief; used the B52 against North Vietnam more than any other US president.
Yes. During the Vietnam War B52 bombers flew from both Thailand and Guam to strike targets in both South and North Vietnam.
The following list shows some of the weapons used in the war in Vietnam. 1. The main bomber of the war was the B52. 2. The longest serving fighter bomber of the war was the F100 Super Sabre jet, it fought on from 1961 until 1971. 3. The main tanks of the war were the M48 Patton and M551 Sheridan. 4. The primary riverine boats were the Swift Boats and PBRs. 5. The basic small arms of the war were the M16 and .45 pistol.
SACs B52 Stratofortress was the deciding factor.
The B52 fought it's first major war in Vietnam from 1965 thru 1973. 30 B52s were downed during the war and two B52 tail gunners shot down NVAF MiG21s during missions over North Vietnam in 1972. Todays B52s drop smart weapons. During the Vietnam War one B52 could drop up to 108 750lb high explosive general purpose bombs.
Many fighter planes were used during Vietnam War. One of the best was the F-4 Phantom. It was an amazing fighter and also a bomber plane.
Openly invaded Cambodia and B52'd Hanoi.
"Tricky Dick" to US civilians & "B52 Nixon" to some GIs in Vietnam. Of all the US presidents involved with the Viet War (Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon, and Ford); it was Nixon who really did try to "...bomb them (N. Vietnam) back into the stone age" (a line coined by USAF GEN Curtis LeMay when discussing North Vietnam). Nixon had a temper, and spoke directly to the point (he was NOT politically correct), and he used the B52 when ever he wanted to drive home a point (to North Vietnam). The most intense "maximum effort" B52 bombings were carried out under Nixon's command (accompanied with corresponding B52 losses).
1. The B29 Superfortress was used against Japan during WWII. It was the only bomber that could reach Japan. The B24 Liberator and B17 Fortress did not have the range to reach Japan. The war against Japan was a long range war; the war against Germany was a short range war (even though fighter escorts had to be developed to escort the B17s over Germany by being fitted with drop tanks). 2. The B29 Superfortress was used during the Korean War (1950-1953). 3. The B52 Stratofortress from the USAFs Srategic Air Command (SAC) was the heavy bomber of the Vietnam War. The medium USAF B57 Canberra bomber and the US Navy's A6 Intruder were medium bombers of the Vietnam War. 4. Nearly all US jets; interceptors or not became "fighter-bombers" during the Vietnam War. This includes the F-100 Super Sabre, F104 Starfighters, F-102 Delta Daggers, and the famous F8 Crusader.
The Stealth Bomber unfotunately was highly used by the Viatnamese in WWI .
The B52 bomber did not make it's first flight until 1952, so there was no B52 made during WWII.
Bombers are ideally dated by year of Intoduction- Bomber, type 52 did not come out until the year l952. No B-52"s were thus, used in World War II or Korea as they type was too experimental in Korean war period. they were used by SAC and the successor Bomber command.
B52 Stratofortress. During the Vietnam War one B52 could carry up to 108 750lb bombs. That was equal to 10 WWII bombers. I believe the Avro Lancaster was the best bomber of all time. It was essential to winning WW2. Lancasters took thousands of boys to war and brought many men back. It made the difference between winning and losing. -If the Allies had lost there would never have been a real peace.
To name a few: 1. The longest serving in combat US jet was the F100 Super Sabre. It served from 1961 thru 1971. 2. The last US aces of the 20th century flew the F4 Phantom jets. 3. The heavy bomber of the Viet War was the B52. 4. The medium bomber was the A6 Intruder. 5. The last gunfighter of the war was the F8 Crusader. 6. The F104 Starfighter fought it's first and last war in Vietnam. 7 The AH-1 Cobra helicopter was Americas first purpose built attack helicopter, which fought it's first war in Vietnam.
The USAF used all of its weapons except for the B47 Stratojet, F106 Delta Dart, and its B57 Hustler. Its most deadly weapon used in the Vietnam War was its B52 Stratofortress.
No. The B-2 is a modern bomber. The B-1 was not completed until 1980's and the B-2 even later.
The Vietnam War was the B52s first war; commencing with Rolling Thunder in 1965.
They were most famously used in the Vietnam War, but have also been used in the Gulf War, the Iraq War, and the War in Afghanistan, plus in support of several peacekeeping missions in the 1990s and 2000s.
USN airmen claimed 61 NVAF MiG kills, the USAF claimed the same number. This would include the F4 Phantom II aces Ritchie & Cunningham & two B52 Stratofortress bomber tail gunners. Both of their B52s have been preserved as memorials. The two "ace" F4s may have been destroyed over the skies of North Vietnam. Note: The Viet War was the last war in which (bomber) tail gunners shot down airplanes.