The Viet Nam Military History Museum is a national museum of Vietnam situated in central Hanoi. The most of the displayed items feature the Vietnam War (1956-1975), also known as the Second Indochina War, in Vietnam also known as the American War. Some of the items on display:
Bell UH-1 Iroquois H model
B-52G wreckage of jet shot down during Operation Linebacker II
Cessna A-37 Dragonfly B model
Douglas A-1 Skyraider E and H models
M3 Half-track purportedly used by Groupe Mobile 100 and captured in the Battle of Mang Yang Pass
M107 Self-Propelled Gun
M113 armored personnel carrier
M114 155 mm howitzer
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 F model
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 MF & PFM
PT-76 amphibious light tank
SA-2 Guideline SAM
37 mm automatic air defense gun M1939 (61-K)
57 mm AZP S-60
85 mm divisional gun D-44
130 mm towed field gun M1954 (M-46)
I start this series with a shot taken outside of the museum, a photo of twisted wreckage of US B-52 bomber in a Hanoi Hun Tiep Lake. During the 1972 Christmas air raids, Vietnamese soldiers shot down a US B-52 bomber. The plane crashed in a lake, where it has remained ever since.
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I have yet to visit Asia, but Vietnam is high on my list of travel priorities on the continent. Delving into the history of the war would definitely be a priority while there. I’m sure that visiting this museum would be very insightful and moving.
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Yes, this museum is a must visit place in Hanoi. American War is still a VERY important subject for Vietnamese people.
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Memo, the opening photo of twisted wreckage of US B-52 bomber in Hanoi Hun Tiep Lake is the most intriguing for me – proximity to the backdrop makes it easy to imagine the intensity of when it happened. The twisted propeller is also a great photo.
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Thank you, Maria! Glad you like these.
Nice memento shots of some horrific history.
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The history of this planet is horrific.
Really beautiful shots you captured…(love the one overlooking the planes in the courtyard!), and it’s so important to visit sites and museums like this to remember and learn from the history…even when it’s the hard stuff.
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