American Air Force Vietnam War
Cord Spenrath p.1
During the second half 1960's, USAF gained more flexibility and took on a more active role in the war. Operation Rolling Thunder, ordered by President Johnson in 1965's, had two objectives.
- To smash north Vietnamese air defense system, industrial base and supply network.
- To erode its support in the south, the campaign targeted rail lines running down the Ho Chi Minh trail to the south.
USAF Fighter Planes and Heavy Artillery
U.S. navy and air force pilots flew state of the art fighter jets including, F-4 Phantom II, the F-8 Crusader, and the F-5 Freedom Fighter. These ships carried AIM-7 radar-guided missiles and AIM-9 heat-seeking missiles.
The Carrier bases is where people launch the Air Crafts on. There is a trap where the plane lands at 150 mph, then catches the plane and drops the speed down to 0 mph in 1.2 seconds.
The bombs that the USAF uses ar very heavy and hard to lift.