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Huu Tiep Lake and the Downed B-52, Hanoi

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See Huu Tiep Lake and the Downed B-52, which together create a bit odd war triumph. Small residential buildings surround the little lake where the wreckage of American aircraft emerges. In 1972, the air defence shot the aircraft, and one part of it fell in this lake. Look a bit closely around the greenish water, and you’ll notice the landing gear wheels. As the wreckage is for many years there, plants have started to grow around it. Our Hanoi itinerary planner makes visiting Huu Tiep Lake and the Downed B-52 and other Hanoi attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We tried twice to find this place. I didn't have data on my phone so had to rely on maps. Finally got the location pin pointed. As we were of the age to remember conscription in Australia it was a poi...  more »
  • So I had to try two times to find the downed B-52. It wasn't the easiest to find (for me at least and I'm pretty good with maps). This is how I figured out how to walk there the second time and it was...  more »
  • This famous B-52 bomber was shot down on 27th December 1972, and was part of the “Christmas Bombing” campaigns, officially known as Operation Linebacker II...for those that desire a bit of history. Th...  more »
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  • It's a lake with sections of a downed US Boeing B-52 Stratofortress in it. That pretty much sums it up. It is very interesting to see though; the juxtaposition of this war remnant outside an elementary school makes you think about a conflict that ended relatively recently. Also a short walk from the B-52 Victory Museum, so worth the trip if you're already in the area.
  • Hidden spot with crashed b52 plan. Just a short stop but felt worth a wander around back streets to find (back streets themselves proved a nice walk).
  • Place where American senator Mc Can crashed his plane... some of the roads leading here are really really narrow... not even broad enough for a single car!
  • Love to have kids raised in this traddional village. They will see the historical remark everyday.
  • Simple. But excellent. Worth a trip out just to stick it to the Americans.