Vietnam Air Force Museum was established on October 22, 1963, is the second class museum in the system of Vietnamese museums. The forerunner is the Traditional Chamber of Air Defense established in 1958. In 2004, the museum was invested in new construction, on August 28, 2007, the Museum of Air Defense – Air Force officially opened to serve the public.
The museum has a total exhibition area of 18,200m2 (outdoor area: 15,000m2 and indoor 3,200m2). Vietnam Air Force Museum is ranked Two in the system of museums in Vietnam. This is a place to keep the images, documents, and exhibits to prove the birth, construction, fighting, maturity, and victory of the Vietnamese Air Force – Air Force army.
As a historical, cultural, and scientific work in the Hanoi capital, the Vietnam Air Force Museum not only contributes to the education of patriotic traditions and revolution for the Air Defense Army; but also an attractive cultural site that attracts a large number of domestic people and foreign visitors.
Overview of Vietnam Air Force Museum in Hanoi
Indoor display section
On an area of 3,200 square meters in the house, the museum displays more than 3,000 artifacts, images that reflect authentically, recreating the heroic history pages, the outstanding victories of the Air Defense – Air Force for more than 50 years as well as in the present period.
– Theme 1: Air Defense – Air Force soldiers in the war against the French colonialists (the victories of the 367 regiment at Dien Bien Phu campaign in 1946 – 1954).
– Theme 2: Formation and development of Air Defense – Air Force forces preparing for the resistance war against the US (1954 – 1964).
– Theme 3: The Air Defense – Air Force together with the North Vietnamese army and people won two destructive wars of the US imperialism to the North, culminating in smashing air raids mainly by air strategy B.52 to Hanoi and Hai Phong (2/1965 – 1/1973).
– Theme 4: Air Defense – Air Force soldiers fighting in the combined army formation, Road 9 Khe Sanh campaign, Road 9 South Laos (1971), Quang Tri campaign (1972), Ho Chi Minh campaign Ming history in 1975;
– Theme 5: Fight to protect the border of the country; To build up and be ready to fight and firmly manage the airspace and sea area of the country, together with the whole country, to carry out two strategic tasks of building and defending the Socialist Vietnam Fatherland (from 1975 to present);
– Theme 6: Topics on international solidarity, military solidarity, research cooperation … This section introduces the 1980 Vietnam-Soviet international space cooperation flight and has many collections donation collection of international delegations visiting and donating the Air Defense – Air Force …
Outdoor display section
The outdoor exhibition space of the Air Defense – Air Force Museum introduces the unique collections of artifacts and weapons of the four Vietnamese Air Force forces including Aircraft, Artillery, Missiles, and Radar. At this exhibition, the public has the opportunity to admire 73 large-volume objects; including weapons and weapons of the Air Defense – Air Force associated with many outstanding victories in the two resistance wars against the French colonialists and the US imperialists.
Typical artifacts such as 37mm cannon of Hero To Vinh Dien used in Dien Bien Phu campaign 1954; the 90mm cannon for the Air Defense troops used to fight and won the first battle on August 5, 1964; The electromagnetic radio was used in the campaign 12 days and nights in 1972, captured the signal of strategic aircraft B.52 35 minutes early to promptly notify the Hanoi army and people to prepare for combat; Rocket launchers shot down the first B.52 aircraft in the campaign “Hanoi – Dien Bien Phu in the air” December 1972; Aircraft Mig.21 …
In addition, the museum also displays MiG-17, MiG-19, MiG-21 aircraft, transport helicopters, hunting helicopters … including aircraft A-37, Squadron Quyet Thang used bombing at Tan Son Nhat airport, contributing to victory in historic Ho Chi Minh campaign …
- Children 6 years and over: 5,000 VND / person
- The tour guide notes at the point (in Vietnamese): 60,000 VND / time
- Kindergarten: 2.000 VND / child (cleaning fee)
- Vietnamese adults: 10,000 VND / person
- Foreign adults: 30,000 VND / person
- Foreign children: 15,000 VND / person
Preferential policy for visitors: Promotion of tickets for groups of visitors under 50 people, discount 10% tickets; From 50 people or more, 20% discount applies to subjects. Policy beneficiaries are encouraged to visit and exempt tickets according to the regulations of the Prime Minister.
Hanoi bus routes that have stops at the Air Force – Air Force museum:
Bus No. 16: My Dinh bus station – Giap Bat bus station
Bus No. 19: Ha Dong – Tran Khanh Du bus station
Bus number 24: Cau Giay – Crossroads – Luong Yen bus station
Bus No. 12: Van Dien – Dinh Cong – Kim Ma
Bus number: 29: Giap Bat – Dinh Cong – Tay Son