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GURPS Vehicles for the Vietnam War

Running a Vietnam War campaign can require a large number of vehicles and their stats. With this post, I will give some GURPS sources for such a purpose.

The following sources give full Fourth Edition stats:

GURPS Basic Set

M35A1 Cargo Truck, use the TL6 2 1/2-Ton Truck

Kaiser-Willys M38A1 Jeep, use TL6 Jeep

Kaiser-Jeep M715 Truck, use TL7 Pickup Truck

Douglas C-47 Skytrain, use TL6 Twin-Prop Transport

Bell UH-1D Slick, use TL7 Light Helicopter

GURPS High-Tech

Ford M151 MUTT

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse

Uniflite PBR MK 2

GURPS SEALS in Vietnam

Goodrich Inflatable Boat, Small

Boston Whaler STAB

Grafton Boat LSSC

Atlantic Research MSSC

Båtservice Verft PTF Nasty-class

Seward Seacraft PCF MK 1 Swift-class

Higgins HSSC

General Dynamics MK 7 MOD 6 SDV

North American OV-10A Bronco

Bell UH-1B Gunship


Pyramid #3/53 Action, Dogfight Action!

MIG-21 Fishbed

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom

Unofficial GURPS Fourth Edition sources:

An excellent pdf collection of Vehicles stats can be found here VEHICLE COLLECTION FOR GURPS Fourth Edition. It contains a number of Vietnam-era vehicle stats, civilian and military, Free-World and Communist Bloc:


Citroen 2CV

Sachsenring Trabant 601

Piaggio Vespa 150

AMC Rambler Six

Mercedes-Benz Unimog 404

Ford Transit Mark 1


AEC Routemaster

Neoplan Skyliner

General Motors New Look 5303

John Deere 4020

Antanov An-2

Beechcraft Baron B55

Douglas AD-6 Skyraider

Bell AH-1G Cobra

Boeing CH-47C Chinook

Other blogs

The M113 is thoroughly stated up here.

There are a number of other GURPS sources for vehicle stats, though not specifically Fourth Edition stats. For converting real-world data into Fourth Edition stats, I highly recommend using David Pulver's article Describing Vehicles in Pyramid #3/120 Alternate GURPS V. This article provides an excellent extended discussion on how to create Fourth Edition-style GURPS stats using real-world information. The SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft, of Vietnam-era vintage, is a worked example in the article.

GURPS Special Ops

Sikorsky CH-53

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Note: the first edition of Special Ops has some additional stats for other Vietnam-era vehicles, both Free-world and Communist Bloc.


Essex-class Aircraft Carrier (Note: These WWII-era aircraft carriers were modified and their aircraft complement changed significantly by the time of the Vietnam War, but this presents a starting place, in any event.)

There are a number of blogs that provide unofficial GURPS Third Edition sources. These can be easily converted to Fourth Edition stats using Basic Set and Pulver's Describing Vehicles article.

The GURPS Aerodrome blog provides an enormous amount of GURPS Third Edition stats. Notables include:

Bell AH-1 HueyCobra

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Northrop F-5E Tiger

As poster Phaelen Bleux he has posted some notable designs on the SJGames forums:

M48 Patton Tank

M-113 APC


F-106 Delta Dart

CH-47 Chinook

F-101 Voodoo

McDonnell F-4 Phantom

Pilatus PC-6 Porter

While this is by no means a complete accounting, as you can see, there is a surprisingly useful number of vehicles statted up for any 1960s or Vietnam War-era campaign. Helicopters, small boats, and some aircraft are well represented.

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