Vietnam War: Weapons & Equipment

Olive-Drab.com has many sections with information and photos of weapons and equipment used in the Vietnam War. Since Vietnam covered a long time period, from the late 1950s through 1975 for U.S. involvement, many of the items of equipment and weapons used by the armed forces evolved through different versions as the war went on.

Co. C, 1st Bn, 8th Inf, 1st Bde, 4th Inf Div, on Hill 742, 5 miles NW of Dak To, during Operation MacArthur, 14-17 November 1967.  Equipment visible includes machete, canteens, M16 rifle, M1 helmet, and much more
Co. C, 1st Bn, 8th Inf, 1st Bde, 4th Inf Div, on Hill 742, 5 miles NW of Dak To, during Operation MacArthur, 14-17 November 1967. Equipment visible includes machete, canteens, M16 rifle, M1 helmet, and much more.

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Weapons and Equipment of the Vietnam War

This page provides an index to help you find the Olive-Drab.com pages with the weapons and equipment information as used in Vietnam. This list covers many common items -- many other things were used and much more information can be found as you browse around Olive-Drab.com

Helicopters: Helicopters came of age in Vietnam, used to replace trucks carrying cargo and troops, as well as MedEvac, Search & Rescue, or scout/observation duties. There were many models of helicopters in use by all the U.S. military services as well as ARVN and other allies. See the Chart of Helicopters for listings in addition to these aircraft. See also Light Aircraft for Army light planes used in Vietnam.

Recommended Books about the Weapons & Equipment in Vietnam