Vietnam People's Air Force

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The Vietnam People's Air Force (Vietnamese: Không quân Nhân dân Việt Nam) is the air force of Vietnam. It is the successor of the former North Vietnamese Air Force and the absorbed Republic of Vietnam Air Force following the re-unification of Vietnam in 1975. The Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) is one of three main branches in the Vietnam People's Army which is a part of the Ministry of Defence. The main mission of the VPAF is the defence the Vietnamese airspace and the provision of air cover for operations of the Vietnam People's Army.

Information[edit | edit source]

  • Active Duty Personnel: 33,600
  • Number of Fighters: 279
  • Number of Helicopters: 201
  • Number of Transport Aircraft: 61
  • Active Bases: 16
  • Commander of the VPAF: Colonel General Phuong Minh Hoa
  • Political Commissar: Major General Nguyen Van Thanh
  • Chief of Staff: Major General Nguyen Van Tho

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Aircraft[edit | edit source]

Fighters[edit | edit source]

Maritime Patrol Aircraft[edit | edit source]

Transport Aircraft[edit | edit source]

Trainers[edit | edit source]

Helicopters[edit | edit source]

Air Defense[edit | edit source]

  • Artillery
    • 37mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (61-K)
    • S-60
    • ZPU-4
    • ZSU-23-4M
    • ZU-23-2
  • Missiles
    • SA-2 "Guideline"
    • SA-3 "Goa"
    • SA-6 "Gainful"
    • SA-7 "Grail"
    • SA-13 "Gopher"
    • SA-20 "Gargoyle"
    • SA-24 "Grinch"

Munitions[edit | edit source]

  • Air-to-Air Missiles
    • AA-10 "Alamo"
    • AA-11 "Archer"
    • AA-12 "Adder"
  • Air-to-Surface Missiles
    • AS-9 "Kyle"
    • AS-10 "Karen"
    • AS-14 "Kedge"
    • AS-17 "Krypton"