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Lockheed C-5Lockheed C-5
Lockheed C-5

This massive aircraft is designed for strategic airlift and is capable of transporting anything that the Army operates. The C-5 Galaxy was only with the 3-1-5 for a very short time in the early 1970s, but it continues to provide crucial airlift capabilities today. The C-5 can carry 270 troops and has a maximum payload of 240,000 pounds. (USAF Historical Photo)
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Posted: 5/11/2006

Cessna O2Cessna O2
Cessna O2

This little airplane had a dual role mission during the Vietnam War. The O2 Skymaster, flown by a pilot and an observer, was tasked with forward air control and reconnaissance missions that involved target marking and battle damage assessment. In its other role, the O2 provided propaganda broadcasting and leaflet drop capabilities. (USAF Historical Photo)
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Posted: 5/11/2006

Lockheed C-130Lockheed C-130
Lockheed C-130

Forty different models have been produced of this legendary aircraft. In 1963, a C-130 Hercules landed on an aircraft carrier without using the arresting gear, thus becoming the heaviest aircraft to have ever accomplished this feat. As a transport airplane, the H model of the C-130 can carry 64 troops, 92 patients, or 45,000 pounds of cargo. (USAF Historical Photo)
Lockheed C-130


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Posted: 5/11/2006

Fairchild C-123Fairchild C-123
Fairchild C-123

The C-123 Provider was a tactical airlifter that saw a lot of action during the Vietnam War. Although designed and primarily used as a troop and cargo transport, some Providers, known as the UC-123, were outfitted with special nozzles that would disperse defoliant or insecticides. The C-123 could carry 61 troops and transport 15,000 pounds of cargo. (USAF Historical Photo)
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Posted: 5/11/2006

Cessna OA-37BCessna OA-37B
Cessna OA-37B

The A-37 Dragonfly was developed to encounter insurgencies and guerilla warfare and Vietnam became the ideal proving ground for this aircraft. The 7.62 MM mini gun mounted in its nose could deliver 6,000 rounds per minute. The Dragonfly was a modified T-37 designed to be flown by a crew of two but was normally operated by a single pilot in the left seat. (USAF Historical Photo)
Cessna OA-37B


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Posted: 5/11/2006

DeHavilland CV-2DeHavilland CV-2
DeHavilland CV-2

The CV-2 Caribou was an airplane operated by the Army to initially re-supply their Special Forces troops. The Caribou played an important role during the conflict in Vietnam because it was able to operate on airfields not accessible to the C-123 or C-130. In 1967, the CV-2 was transferred to the Air Force inventory and became known as the C-7. (Photo courtesy of theaviationzone.com)
DeHavilland CV-2


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Posted: 5/11/2006

Curtiss-Wright C-46Curtiss-Wright C-46
Curtiss-Wright C-46

The C-46 Commando gained fame by flying the treacherous Himalayan supply routes during WWII, known as the Hump. The C-46 was normally operated by a crew of four and could carry 50 troops and transport 15,000 pounds of cargo. (USAF Historical Photo)
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Posted: 5/11/2006

Douglas C-47Douglas C-47
Douglas C-47

The C-47 Skytrain was one of the most durable and versatile of our aircraft, having served in three different wars with the 3-1-5. General Dwight Eisenhower credited the C-47 as one of the four machines that won WWII, along with the bulldozer, landing craft, and the 6 by 6 truck. (USAF Historical Photo)
Douglas C-47


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Posted: 5/10/2006

    

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