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“Eye opening experience”

Vietnamese Air Force Museum
Ranked #66 of 276 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.
Alice Springs, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Eye opening experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

This museum was great, so much to see in a small place. It really opens your eyes to how recent the war was, and there is a lot to learn. Its very unbias which was great.

If you want to bring your camera it costs extra or you can put it in a locker...

Visited June 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Very interesting for history lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Overall a good display that of course focusses upon the American war. I visited at around the time when there were other commemorations going on in ghe city to do with operation linebacker. The museum certainly brought all the links together about this event and more! Frankly, I found it more interesting than the Army Museum.

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Air force Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

We were really suprised, we spent 2 hours here was really interesting, they have large planes and jets both theirs and the seized ones from US. Watch out for the dodgy Taxis that line up out the front. They are white but have a meter sign on the roof so they look ligitimate. They have meters that charge you at an accelerated rate, not nice.

Visited April 2013
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Must do for history buffs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

Lots of aircraft and weapons from the war here. Most of which I had never seen before. As an American, seeing the wrecked phantom and various pieces of American equipment on display was rather poignant.

Visited April 2013
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“Surprise find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

Surprise find, if you are into the Vietnam war I would rank this place up with the main museum. Lots of planes etc. bit diff to get to as it is on the same road as the air force academy , get a taxi, it is at the very end of the road

Visited February 2013
Thank dp123
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