20 lesser-known U.S. aircraft of the Vietnam War

Martin B-57 Canberra

What the American-built, British-licensed B-57 lacked in sex appeal it more than made up for in versatility. The tactical bomber could hold nearly four tons of ordnance, could strafe ground targets with its eight .50-cal guns (later upgraded to 20mm cannons), operated as a highly effective night reconnaissance platform (RB-57 model), could drop laser-guided munitions, and one was even turned into a gunship by adding a M61 Vulcan 20mm cannon.

Author: Chris Carter

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