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Antiaircraft weaponry at the Museum of Victory over B-52

16 August 2013

Antiaircraft weaponry at the Museum of Victory over B-52

21º 02′ 08″ N / 105º 49′ 34″ E

Located near the address of 157 Đội Cấn in the Ba Dinh District of  Hanoi, Vietnam is the Museum of Victory over B-52 — Bảo Tàng Chiến Thắng B.52  — which has on exhibit the wreckage of a B-52D Stratofortress, call sign “Rose 01” (see the post earlier this week to read about her), as well as many exhibits related to air defense. A post earlier had the subject of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG 21 (NATO reporting name “Fishbed”) there. This post completes the museum’s overview by illustrating the missiles and radar on display. Examples of the SA 2 “Guideline” missiles are there as are radar and guns. We are  not sure if the Fan Song targeting radar is exhibited but the detection P-35/P-37 Bar Lock radars certainly are.

Our thanks to Catherine Dowman for lending her images as well as visiting this unique museum for us 🙂

 

SA 2 "Guideline" missile — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

SA 2 “Guideline” missile — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

SA 2 Guideline guidance radar and B-52 wreckage of "Rose 01" — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

SA 2 Guideline guidance radar and B-52 wreckage of “Rose 01” — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

SA 2 "Guideline" surface-to-air missile — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

SA 2 “Guideline” surface-to-air missile, note the rocket exhaust deflection plate — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

P-37 Bar Lock radar — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

P-37 Bar Lock radar — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

— photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

Bar Lock detection radar, tail section of “Rose 01” and the forward portion of an SA 2 “Guideline” — photo by Catherine Dowman ©2013

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. A C Schappert permalink
    1 September 2013 09:50

    Too bad Jane Fonda isn’t at the bottom of the wreckage. Rose 2 Copilot.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      1 September 2013 16:51

      As you must know, you so not seem alone in your opinion.

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