B52 Victory Museum


Address: 157 Doi Can, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam

The museum was established on 22/12/1997, each year welcoming thousands of tourists to visit. The museum is considered one of the most unique museums in the world.
Museum of recorded events on the battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1972 did not last American hit northern of Vietnam, especially Hanoi. At this time, the B52 plane was a flying fortress impregnable by the U.S. military government. For that reason want to “make North Vietnam back to Neolithic” to prevent the support of the Northern for the South, save a portion upper on the negotiating table, the U.S. has done a campaign to invade fierce. However, the things people are incredibly “B52 flying fortress impregnable” has been shot down.

According to documents left at the museum, then in 12 days and nights of the war (in late April 12/1972), the U.S. has used 726 times B52, 3120 on tactical aircraft and thousands of tons of bombs poured down domain North. Which in Hanoi, the U.S. has used B52 444 times, more than 1,000 tactical aircraft, throwing more than a thousand tons of bombs, killing 2380 people and injured 1355 people. In this war, troops of the capital Hanoi and also fought with resounding victories typically shot down 358 aircraft of U.S.including 25 B52 aircraft.

Failure in 12 day-night raid, the U.S. had to sit at the negotiating table in Paris in 1973 with the terms beneficial to Vietnam.

The museum is showcasing the weapons and ammunition up the capital’s people and army in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1972 not, B52 wreck. Also, in the galleries of the museum preserved the image, the kind of mental battle and cunning, and creative forces of the capital.