Vietnam’s military history reappears through scale models
Vietnam’s historical military milestones, including April 30 victory and victory of the “Dien Bien Phu battle in the air”, are illustrated through a collection of scale models made by Nguyen Hoang Quang, a 40-year-old man in Hanoi.
Through Quang’s interpretation, every detail of the models comes alive with their own flair.
|Having great passion for military history, especially Vietnam’s military history, Quang has engaged in making military weapon models in more than a decade. (Photo: VNA)|
|Quang’s most favourite model is the miniature of the T54 tank No. 390 which went crashing through the gates of the South Vietnamese presidential palace on April 30, 1975. The tank signals the end of the war and is the symbol of the victory over the Saigon regime. (Photo: VNA)|
|Model of the legendary Soviet Union-made fighter aircraft MiG-17. Flying the jet, hero Nguyen Van Bay shot down seven aircrafts of the US Navy and Air Force between 1965 and 1968. (Photo: VNA)|
|Miniatures of tanks owned by the Vietnamese People’s Army through various periods. (Photo: VNA)|
|Model of Kilo-class submarine owned by the Vietnamese People’s Navy. (Photo: VNA)|
|T90 main battle tank is among over 100 military weapon models made by Quang. (Photo: VNA)|
|Miniature of the Vietnamese People’s Army’s Su27 fighter aircraft. (Photo: VNA)|
Textbooks are no longer the only way to learn about history, as much can now be picked up via visuals like movies and photos or on social media groups.
The Hanoi Flag Tower (also known as the Ky Dai) relic is in the complex of the Vietnam Military History Museum on Dien Bien Phu Street, Ba Dinh District.