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The B52 Victory Museum of Hanoi was established as a memorial for the 1972 campaign 'Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu In The Air' when the Vietnamese Air Defense Force shot down 81 aircrafts and forced US to pull out of Vietnam. There are many weapons, iamges, documents, wreckage and other exhibits praising the Hanoi troops.
B52 Victory Museum is a great place in Hanoi to understand the rich and turbulent Vietnamese history relating to war. A number of weapons and aircrafts like the famous wreckage of the B-52 bomber, MIG 21 and SAM missile launchers are put on display that were used in wars. The museum also showcases interesting and fascinating photographs clicked during the war which will make your spine shiver.
The highlight of this intriguing museum is the salvaged American planes and tanks captured by the Vietnamese army during the war. A walk here will present before you a record of the military history of Vietnam, especially the struggle for independence, in detail combined with a lot of interesting facts. The B-52 museum is of great historical and cultural significance which should not be missed out on. The nearby Huu Tiep Lake, sporting the downed B52, will increase the value of these historical artefacts.