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Vietnamese Air Force Museum
Ranked #67 of 278 things to do in Hanoi
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Owner description: This museum costs about $10 U.S. round trip there and back from the Old Quarter and is located on the southern outskirts of the city. It's run by the Vietnamese military. Inside is a front section of a jet fighter where one can climb in and have a friend take his photo. Outside are numerous pieces of military equipment. There's an abundance of MIGs, helicopters, army trucks, radar, artillery pieces, tanks, etc. For someone who enjoys military memorabilia, this is the place for them. Much of the equipment was given to the Vietnamese by the USSR and one piece even came to them from the Germans by way of the Soviets. One of the pieces is a huge helicopter in back. There's also the wreckage of an American jet aircraft from a carrier. I thought the Army Museum had a lot of military equipment in it but this beats that one by a long shot.
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“A look back”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

There glorious past, once again I may have mixed this a little with the B52, Museum but it was well worth a visit if your interested in military history, lest we forget and all that. A collection of rusting relics from the past and a massive Russian Helicopter, lots of SAMs and Radar.

Visited July 2014
Thank Roger S
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Brisbane, Australia
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“A must see museum in Hanoi”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

Safety tip here, the museum is closed on Fridays. When you are in Hanoi this is a must see, the images are confronting, you will see the most amazing remnants of the Americian War, take your camera and an open mind and embrace this museum, enjoy

Visited July 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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“good selection of ex Vietnam war stuff”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

easy to walk round, most in English too. Helps if you can read french

Outside exhitis are great, some captured planes and copters

Visited June 2014
Thank haysinarabia
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Rich in description and well organized!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

This museum reminds of the resilience of the Vietnamese defending their way of life, as well as the brutality of the invading forces!

Visited July 2014
Thank Navid F
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“Great place for an aircraft or military history buff”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

This museum houses many examples of military aircraft, vehicles, tanks and missiles. Mainly from the Vietnam Peoples Air Force and Army. While the exhibits in the outdoor area are suffering from the effects of weather, it is still very worth the time to visit this museum. The information plaques are interesting to read, especially from a propoganda perspective.

Visited April 2014
Thank Tony W
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