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The US supplied the French with weapons and equipment in their fight AGAINST communism. The Viet Minh (Vietnamese Communists) were supported by the Soviets and Red Chinese.
Supplied weapons and in the case of the US supplied weapons and men.
In the early 1960's the NVA used the SKS carbine; later and until the war ended, it was the standard AK-47 assault rifle. These rifles were primarily supplied by the Chinese Communists, in which the weapons IN VIETNAM were referred to as "Chicoms" as separate from Soviet supplied weapons. The standard issue sidearm for the NVA was the K-54 semi-automatic pistol.
USSR/Red China supplied North Vietnam with weapons/equipment.
North or South Vietnamese? They used different equipment.
the northern Vietnamese wanted Communism so the democratic Vietnamese fled to south Vietnam, the democratic part, mean while the southern communists still were there and decided they should take Vietnam as a whole communist country. they became the Viet Cong and the northern Vietnamese sent supplies to the Viet Cong through the Ho Chi Minh Trail to aid the Viet Cong(the DMZ kept them from crossing the boarder whit weapons).
We were fighting both the North Vietnamese Army, and the "Viet Cong." Viet Cong translates to People's Army. They were mostly South Vietnamese citizens recruited by North Vietnam agents to help the North fight to unify Viet Nam. Both armies were supplied with Chinese and Russian military equipment and weapons.
Fear that the North Vietnamese would obtain nuclear weapons themselves (from Russia or China) and use them on South Vietnam or even on America.
Technologically plus a navy plus a much larger airforce, but in personal weapons, not really
The US helped the SOUTH Vietnamese. The North was the enemy!
Originally the Soviets supplied the MiG17, then discontinued it and supplied only the MiG21. The Red Chinese picked up where the USSR left off and supplied their version of the MiG17, the J5 series jet. The Chicom (Chinese Communist) J6 (MiG19) was supplied only by Red China; the Soviets never supplied North Vietnam with MiG19s. Both the USSR and Red China supplied tanks, artillery, small arms, trucks, missiles, radar systems, and torpedo boats.
NVA forces used Soviet supplied; Artillery, 122mm rockets, PT76 amphibious light tanks, and T54/T55 medium tanks (100mm guns). North Vietnamese Air Force used Soviet supplied MIG17 & MIG21 jet fighters; and Red Chinese supplied MIG19's (J6 versions).
1. The communist superpowers supplied the weapons/technicicans and jet pilot training for North Vietnamese MIG Pilots in both the Soviet Union (MIG-17 and MIG-21)and Red China (MIG-19/J-6 version). 2. The US supplied men & equipment for the war. 3. The communist superpowers were responsible for establishing the rules of fighting the "limited war" in Vietnam. Example 1: if nukes are used; be prepared for the communists to use nukes too. Example 2: if the US invades North Vietnam, be prepared to fight Red China/Soviet Union (as did happen during the Korean War).
Nationalist China (Taiwan) used US supplied weapons. Red China used Soviet type weapons and SUPPLIED many of those to North Vietnam...such as the MiG-19 (J6 CHICOM version) jet fighter. AK-47 assault rifles, SKS semi-automatic rifles, K-54 pistols, etc.
Absolutely not - On the contrary, they were the guerilla, civilian peasant farmers who took up weapons against American troops in support of the communists, alongside the NVA, or north Vietnamese army/
Eisenhower in fact did sen military aid to South Vietnam during the fifties. He supplied the ARVN with weapons and sent advisors to help train them.
North Vietnam and their southern communist allies the Viet Cong verses the US, South Korea, South Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. Red China & the USSR supplied weapons and ammunition to their communist ally, North Vietnam.
Communist North Vietnam supplied by the Communist Superpowers of the USSR & Red China: The Soviets supplied the North Vietnamese Air Force with MIG-17 & MIG-21 Jet Fighters, and the NVA with T-54/55 Tanks, SAM's, Artillery, Radar, etc. Red China supplied MIG-19 Jet Fighters (J-6 versions), trucks and Type 63 versions of the Soviet PT-76 light tanks. Both countries supplied unlimited AK-47 Assault Rifles and SKS Rifles and ammunition, and other infantry weapons, etc.
Vietnamese were divided into two (or more) groups during the war. The North Vietnamese, regular army, used some of the same conventional weapons (ships, machine guns, tanks, planes, long range guns) as did the US... only they had very much fewer of them. The Viet Cong (VC), which were the Communist rebels which eventually took over South Vietnam, used more small scale weapons and weapons of secrecy, hidden bombs, more small arms fire and the like, as their number one weapon was secrecy and moving around quietly, while hiding in the bush often, to catch their enemy...the US and South Vietnamese troops off guard.
US, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, and the Republic of South Vietnam VERSES North Vietnam and the Viet Cong; USSR & Red China supplied jets, tanks, weapons to North Vietnam/VC.
The Vietcong (VC) were NOT regular soldiers as employed by the regular army of North Vietnam during the war. Generally speaking, the VC were guerillas/insurgents, although they did at times operate as organized military units. The VC were normally Vietnamese civilians who lived in SOUTH VIETNAM, but were communists who fought against the South Vietnamese army and it's government. The VC were often civilians by day and soldiers by night. Seldom wearing uniforms, and armed with whatever weapons they could attain. They were, when possible, armed with weapons and equipment from North Vietnam, Communist China and the Soviet Union. As with most armies during war time, they also used captured enemy (US) weapons and equipment when they could obtain them. The VC, for the most part, were effectively eliminated as an organized force during the TET offensive of 1968. With most of the Vietnam War being fought by the North Vietnamese Army against US and alled forces, from 1968 onward.
There were TWO Chinas during the war; Red China and Taiwan (Nationalist China). The VC lived in Southern Vietnam. Red China supplied war equipment to North Vietnam, the small arms portions were filtered down the Ho Chi Minh trail into South Vietnam to supply the VC. Weapons/equipment supplied by Red China were called CHICOM equipment (Chinese Commuist). The local VC received primarily AKs or SKS's. North Vietnam received MiG19 jet fighters (J6 versions) from Communist China. North Vietnamese jet fighter pilots were trained in the Soviet Union (MIG17/MIG21 jets) and North Vietnamese jet fighter pilots were trained in Red China for the MIG19.
No, Vietnam was LIMITED to conventional weapons only. A limited war.
Tecumseh was supplied weapons by Britain during his war. This caused major tensions between the countries of America and Britain.
Bruce W. Macy has written: 'Ammunition production for Vietnam: impact on southeast Kansas' -- subject(s): Economic aspects of Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975, Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975, Weapons industry
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