What did Russia do during Vietnam?

In November 1968, the Soviet Union and North Vietnam signed a new set of military and economic agreements. The USSR agreed to supply deliveries of food, petroleum, transportation equipment, iron and steel, other metals, fertilisers, arms, munitions and other commodities, for strengthening North Vietnam’s defences.

What conflict was Russia’s Vietnam?

It was an international war, engaging not only the prime belligerents—France, the United States, and Vietnam—but also Laos, Cambodia, the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and allies within both Cold War blocs.

Did Russian pilots fight in Vietnam?

One particular example I do recall to have read about was a ‘special group’ composed of about 20 Soviet instructor pilots, deployed in North Vietnam to train local pilots to fly MiGs. On average, they served there for up to 12 months, whereupon they would be replaced by another group of 20 pilots.

Were any Russians killed in Vietnam?

According to official Russian sources, 16 Soviet military personnel were killed during the Vietnam War.

Where did Viet Cong get their weapons?

Most of the weapons, uniforms and equipment used by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces were manufactured by the Soviet Union and China. The portable, shoulder-fired SA-7 Grail missile was one of many anti-aircraft weapons extensively against American aircraft conducting bombing raids in North Vietnam.

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Is Vietnam still communist?

Government of Vietnam

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a one-party state. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version. The central role of the Communist Party was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.

Did Russians fly in Vietnam?

During the Korean War, Russian pilots had flown in Chinese and North Korean air force units. Thousands of Russian technical advisers assisted North Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War. But post-war, no Russians have claimed to have flown in air-to-air combat in Vietnam.

Who flew MiGs in Vietnam War?

List of Vietnam War flying aces

Name Country Aircraft
Le Quang Trung North Vietnam MiG-17, MiG-21
Nguyễn Văn Nghĩa North Vietnam MiG-21
Lt Randall “Duke” Cunningham United States F-4 Phantom II
Lt j.g. William P. Driscoll United States F-4 Phantom II J
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