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War Remnants Museum HCMC

January 20, 2015 by David Herd

War Remnants Museum

 photo Warremnantsmuseum20.jpgWar Remnants Museum HCMC is an moving disturbing experience, it shows the terrible atrocities inflicted on the Vietnamese people from their point of view. I vividly remember the My Lai Massacre from so long ago in 1968, I recall how shocked I was that US troops could slaughter these poor women & children.

Boeing CH-47 Chinook

War Remnants Museum

 The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Its primary roles are troop movement, artillery placement and battlefield resupply. It has a wide loading ramp at the rear of the fuselage and three external-cargo hooks. With a top speed of 170 knots (196 mph, 315 km/h) the helicopter is faster than contemporary 1960s utility and attack helicopters. 

War Remnants Museum

The CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters. Its name is from the Native American Chinook people.

M.41 tank

War Remnants MuseumThe M41 was an agile and well armed vehicle. On the other hand, it was noisy, fuel-hungry and heavy enough to cause problems with air transport.
War Remnants Museum

In 1952 work began on lighter designs (T71, T92), but those projects came to nought and were eventually abandoned.

M48 Patton

War Remnants Museum

The M48 served as the U.S. Army and Marine Corps’s primary battle tank during the Vietnam War. It was widely used by U.S. Cold War allies, especially other NATO countries.


War Remnants Museum

The M48 Patton tank was designed to replace the previous M47 Pattons and M4 Shermans. Although largely resembling the M47, the M48 Patton was a completely new tank design. Some M48A5 models served well into the 1980s with American forces, and many various M48 Patton models remain in service in other countries. The M48 was the last U.S. tank to mount the 90 mm tank gun, with the last model, the M48A5, being upgraded to carry the new standard weapon of the M60, the 105mm gun.

M.132 A1 Flame Thrower

War Remnants Museum
M.132 A1 Flame Thrower photo Warremnantsmuseum14.jpgThe vehicle was based on an M113. The driver sits in the front left of the hull. A small cupola in the center of the hull mounts an M10-8 flame gun with a coaxial 7.62 mm caliber M73 machine gun. The weapons could be traversed though 360 degrees and elevated to +55 degrees and depressed to −15 degree. The passenger compartment was removed, and replaced with an M10 fuel and pressure unit and four spherical 50 gallon fuel tanks.

The 200 gallon fuel capacity enabled it to fire for up to 32 seconds, and the pressure unit enabled it to reach targets at a range of 200 meters.

M107 – 175 MM Gun

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War Remnants Museum

  The M107 175 mm self-propelled gun was used by the U.S. Army from the early 1960s through to the late 1970s. It was part of a family of self-propelled artillery that also included the M110. It was intended to provide long-range fire support in an air-transportable system. It was exported to several other countries including Germany, South Korea, Spain, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Turkey. The M107’s combat history in U.S. service was limited to the Vietnam War; it also saw extensive combat use in Israeli service. The M107 was the last self-propelled gun (high velocity, low trajectory, long range) in the U.S. Army inventory. It shared many components with, and in many cases was replaced by, later versions of the M110. Although withdrawn from U.S. service in the late 1970s, it continues in service with some armies as of 2010.Under construction  

 War Remnants Museum

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It looks like a Gatling gun to me.

OK, lets go to the air.

War Remnants Museum

This one does not look very lethal.

Fighter plane

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It’s a real buzz being so lose to these planes & tanks etc.

Jet Fighter

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Still looks sleek & deadly to me.

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