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Vietnam People's Air Force Museum, Hanoi

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Vietnam People's Air Force Museum, Hanoi

The Vietnam People's Air Force Museum, Hanoi or Bảo Tàng Phòng Không - Không Quân is located on Truong Chinh Street in the Bach Mai District of Hanoi. The museum is on the edge of the disused Bach Mai Airfield.


The museum tells the history of the Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) from its formation in 1954 through to the present day. There is a heavy emphasis on its role in the Second Indochina War and the Cambodian-Vietnamese War. The museum comprises one main building with displays on the history of the VPAF, biographies of VPAF aces, uniforms and flightsuits, aircraft weaponry and engines, items from downed US aircraft and the forward fuselage of a MiG-21. Outside is a static park with aircraft of the VPAF and the Republic of Vietnam Air Force.

The museum is open Mon.-Thurs. and Sat.-Sun. from 08:00 to 11:00 and 13:00 to 16:00. Entry fee is 20,000 VND

Aircraft on Display

Aircraft on outside display include:

  • Aero L-29 Delfin
  • Antonov An-2
  • Bell UH-1 Iroquois H model
  • Cessna A-37 Dragonfly
  • Cessna O-1 Bird Dog
  • Douglas A-1 Skyraider H model
  • Kamov Ka-25Bsh
  • McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II B model (wreckage)
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF & PFM
  • Mil Mi-4
  • Mil Mi-6 Hook-A
  • Mil Mi-24 Hind A
  • Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter
  • Ryan Firebee (wreckage)
  • Shenyang J-5
  • Shenyang J-6
  • TL-1
  • Zlin Z-26
  • Other display items

    Also on display outside are:

  • 57 mm AZP S-60
  • Fan Song radar
  • M1939 37mm AA gun
  • M3 Half-track
  • PT-76 light amphibious tank
  • SA-2 Guideline SAM
  • ZPU-4
  • References

    Vietnam People's Air Force Museum, Hanoi Wikipedia

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