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Below is a list with links to the various weapons and vehicles used by the Anti-communist forces in the Vietnam War.

Chemical weaponsEdit

In 1961 and 62 the Kennedy administration authorized the use of chemical weapons to destroy vegetation and food crops in South Vietnam. Between 1961 and 1967 the US Air Force sprayed 12 million US gallons of concentrated herbicides, mainly Agent Orange (contaminated with dioxin) over 6 million acres (24,000 km²) of foliage, trees and food crops, affecting an estimated 13% of South Vietnam's land. In the year 1965, 42% of the herbicide used was allocated to food crops. The herbicide use was also intended to drive civilians into RVN-controlled areas.[1]

In 1997, an article published by the Wall Street Journal reported that up to half a million children were born with dioxin related deformities, and that the birth defects in South Vietnam were fourfold those in the North. The use of Agent Orange may have been contrary to international rules of war at the time. It is also of note that the most likely victims of such an assault would be small children. A 1967 study by the Agronomy Section of the Japanese Science Council concluded that 3.8 million acres (15,000 km²) of land had been destroyed, killing 1000 civilians and 13,000 livestock.

Small armsEdit

Infantry support weaponsEdit

ArtilleryEdit

Combat aircraftEdit

Support aircraftEdit

Aircraft ordnanceEdit

Aircraft weaponsEdit

VehiclesEdit

Naval craftEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Anatomy of a War by Gabriel Kolko, ISBN 1-56584-218-9 pages 144-145

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