The A-1H Skyraider is a single-seat aircraft designed to dive and perform torpedo bombing. Its original task is to serve as quasi-training aircraft for the fledgling Vietnam Air Force (VNAF). While the Skyraider squadrons’ sole mission was close air support, other notable missions have been accomplished as well. Some of these were helicopter escort, Special Forces support, night interdiction on the Ho Chi Minh trail, and search and rescue. Each of the missions of these Skyraiders took complete advantage of the aircraft’s capacity to bring a variety of munitions in close range to friendly forces while at the same time causing heavy casualties on the enemies.