Tactical Aircraft in Theater, Vietnam War

 

In Theater
Type 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
F-4C 18 190 160 47 48 - - 41
F-4D - - 19 171 161 146 145 229
F-4E - - - - 79 66 71 126
F-100D/F 69 87 198 273 203 170 59 -
F-104C/D 13 8 16 - - - - -
F-105D/F/G 79 126 132 108 70 65 12 30
RF-4C - 19 60 75 81 56 37 38
EB-66B/C 10 18 19 35 30 6 15 19
RF-101C 25 28 25 16 18 n.a. - -
F-102A 17 22 23 22 16 4 - -
EC-121D n.a. n.a. 6 6 6 6 3 4
Total 231 498 658 753 712 519 342 487

 

 

As total U.S.A.F. strength
Type 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
F-4C 58 19 23 - - 41
F-4D 4 28 32 31 35 59
F-4E - - 28 18 16 31
F-100D/F 38 44 50 66 32 -
F-104C/D 94 - - - - -
F-105D/F/G 50 41 46 48 12 45
RF-4C 27 30 30 20 14 15
EB-66B/C 100 90 77 22 47 100
RF-101C 36 15 32 n.a. - -
F-102A 14 13 9 6 - -
EC-121D 10 11 8 15 27 17

 

Source: Benjamin Franklin Cooling, Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superiority.