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South Viet Nam Air Force - VNAF - Aircraft Deliveries

Aircraft deliveries to the VNAF (source: Air Force History Office)

Published 30 Sep 1969

Aircraft type: Number delivered: Losses: Comments: Loss ratio:
A-1 Skyraider 242 183 Includes A-1Es, A-1Gs, A-1Hs, and A-1Js 75.6%
A-37 Dragonfly 55 1 1.8%
F-5A Freedom Fighter 23 5 21.7%
F-5B Freedom Fighter 2 none
H-34 Choctaw 193 163 84.5%
UH-1H Huey 85 none
O-1A Birddog 177 97 54.8%
U-6A Beaver 15 6 40%
U-17A 82 15 18.3%
C-47D Dakota 61 20 32.8%
AC-47D Spooky 19 4 21.1%
RC-47 3 none
EC-47 1 none
C-119G Flying Boxcar 19 1 5.3%
All types together 977 495 50.7%

Aircraft deliveries to the VNAF (source: Journal of Military Assistance)

Published 31 March 1972

Aircraft type: Number delivered: Losses: Comments: Loss ratio:
A-1 Skyraider 289 217 Includes A-1Es, A-1Gs, A-1Hs, and A-1Js 75.08%
A-37 Dragonfly 118 10 0.85%
F-5A Freedom Fighter 29 9 31%
F-5B Freedom Fighter 2 none
RF-5A Freedom Fighter 6 1 16.7%
UH-1H Huey 765 142 18.6%
CH-34C Choctaw 94 92 97.9%
UH-34D Seahorse 56 52 92.9%
UH-34G Seahorse 81 64 79%
CH-47A Chinook 26 1 3.8%
O-1A Birddog 146 107 73.3%
O-1E Birddog 55 16 29.1%
O-1G Birddog 211 17 8.1%
U-6A Beaver 17 7 41.2%
U-17A 68 36 52.9%
U-17B 26 6 23.1%
C-47D Dakota 64 42
RC-47D 3 none
EC-47D 2 none
VC-47D 6 none VIP transports
AC-47D Spooky 22 7 31.8%
C123K Provider 51 3 5.9%
T-41D Mescalero 22 1 4.5%
C-7A Caribou 22 none
AC-119G Shadow 24 none
C-119G Flying Boxcar 22 6 22.3%
All types together 2227 836 37.5%

Aircraft deliveries to the VNAF: Projects Enhance and Enhance Plus (source: MACV Official History)

23 October 1972 to 12 December 1972

Aircraft type: Enhance: Enhance Plus: Project Totals: Grand Totals:
A-37 2 Squadrons 3 Squadrons 90 249
AC-119K 1 - 22 -
C-119G 1 - - -
C-7A 1 - - -
C-130A 2 Squadrons 32 - -
RC-47 12 - -
EC-47 - 10 23 33
F-5A and B 5 2 Squadrons 118 153
F-5E - 3 Squadrons - -
A-1 - - 28 -
O-2A - - 35 -
T-37 - - 24 -
UH-1 32 3 Squadrons 286
CH-47 2 Squadrons - - 23

Aircraft status of the VNAF on 30 September 1974 (source: Defence Attaché Office Saigon)

July - September 1974. Presumably only includes aircraft involved in Projects Enhance and Enhance Plus

Aircraft type: Received by 28-Jan-'73: Posessed: Written off: Other losses: Comments:
A-1 79 69 10 7
A-37 248 229 19 8
(A)C-119G/K 66 56 2 9 8 transferred back to the USAF
C-130 32 32 - -
O-1 239 188 16 48 35 transferred back to the USAF
O-2 35 32 3 1
T-37 24 24 - -
U-6 10 9 1 -
U-17 85 84 1 1
C-123 19 - - - All transferred back to the USAF
C-7 56 54 2 1
T-41 24 24 - 2
CH-47 70 65 5 1
UH-1 859 790 69 32
(R)F-5A/B/E 151 131 20 6
C-47 76 66 6 6 6 transferred back to the USAF
All types together 2073 1854 154 122

VNAF Aircraft losses from January 1973 to June 1974 (source: Defence Attaché Office Saigon)

Report generated April/June 1974

Aircraft type: Lost to Anti Aircraft Artillery: Lost to SA-7 Strella (shoulder-fired hand-held missile):
AC-47 1 -
RC-47 1 -
C-47 - -
AC-119K - 1
A-1 - 5
A-37 3 5
F-5 7 1
O-1 7 -
O-2 1 -
UH-1 46 3
CH-47 1 2
All types together 67 17

Aircraft deliveries to the VNAF (source: Arms Trade Registers, Stockholm International Peace Institute)

Published by MIT in 1975

Aircraft type: Number delivered: Country of origin: Year delivered: Comments:
L-19A Birddog 20 USA 1954 Later redesignated O-1A
C-47 Dakota 16 France 1954
Fletcher FD-25 4 Japan 1954
Beech 18 10 USA 1954
F8F Bearcat 25 France 1954 - 1956
T-6 Harvard 55 USA 1954 - 1956
C-47 Dakota 16 USA 1956
H-19 Chickasaw 5 USA 1958
U-6 Beaver 2 Canada 1958 - 1959
Bell 47G (H-13) 2 USA 1960
T-28 Trojan 70 USA 1960 - 1962
B-26 Invader 4 USA 1961 Known not to have been actually delivered
UH-1 Huey 15 USA 1961
A-1E/A-1H Skyraider 150 USA 1961 - 1962
C-7 Caribou 5 Canada 1961 - 1962
H-19 Chickasaw 5 USA 1962
C-47 Dakota 20 USA 1962 - 1963
Cessna 185 (T-41) 25 USA 1962 - 1963
H-34 Choctaw 80 USA 1962 - 1964
B-26K Invader 6 USA 1964 Known not to have been actually delivered
O-1 Birddog 40 USA 1964 - 1965
U-6 Beaver 7 USA 1964 - 1965
C-47 Dakota 25 USA 1965 - 1967
B-57B Night Intruder 4 USA 1966
DC-6 1 USA 1966
O-1 Birddog 48 USA 1966 - 1967
F-5A Freedom Fighter 17 USA 1967
F-5B Freedom Fighter 2 USA 1967
C-119G Flying Boxcar 16 USA 1968
A-37 Dragonfly 60 USA 1969
UH-1H Huey 150 USA 1969 - 1970
AC-119G Shadow 16 USA 1970
CH-47A Chinook 20 USA 1970
C-123K Provider 48 USA 1970 - 1971
A-37 Dragonfly 104 USA 1970 - 1972
UH-1H Huey 200 USA 1971
Pazmany PL-2 1 USA 1971
CH-47A Chinook 30 USA 1971 - 1972
A-1 Skyraider 20 USA 1972
F-5 Freedom Fighter 20 USA 1972
F-5 Freedom Fighter 30 Iran 1972 on loan
F-5 Freedom Fighter 70 Korea and Taiwan 1972 on loan
A-37 Dragonfly 90 USA 1972
UH-1H Huey 549 USA 1972
AC119K Stinger 20 USA 1972 Listed as C-119K
C-130A Hercules 32 USA 1972
EC-47 Dakota 5 USA 1972
CH-47A Chinook 20 USA 1972
F-5E Tiger II 126 USA 1972 Some delivered; most on order including 28 F-5F two-seaters
All types together 2331



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