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06/05/2020 - 17:19

Dismantling planes and tanks inside the History Museum for relocation 

On May 4th, dozens of soldiers from the Provincial Military Command began to dismantle the tanks and aircraft on display inside the Provincial History Museum on 23-8 Street to relocate to the new address at 268 Dien Bien Phu, Hue City.

On the afternoon of May 4th, the dismantling of aircraft and tanks on display in the Provincial History Museum for relocation began.

As noted by Thua Thien Hue Online, the dismantlement is done in detail and care, with modern technical support, ensuring that after returning to the new display venue, the artefact remains in the original state.

In this area, there are 6 tanks, 6 self-propelled guns, 4 aircraft and several aircraft tails. All are large in size and weight, weighing up to tons.

To make the process more convenient, depending on the size and transportation process, the dismantling will be calculated carefully. In particular, the priority is to dismantle the wings and some other parts of the aircraft, so that the process of loading onto the vehicle for transport is safe.

According to the representative of the provincial Military Command, depending on the situation, once the dismantlement is completed, the artefact will be moved to the new venue. Travel time will be calculated to avoid affecting normal traffic.

Earlier, during inspection, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Phan Ngoc Tho directed the Provincial Military Command and Museum of Provincial History to coordinate with the relevant units to urgently develop a plan to relocate the artefacts, including tanks, aircraft, and artillery. The relocation of outdoor exhibits at the Provincial History Museum should be completed before May 19.

Photos captured by Thua Thien Hue Online:

To ensure the dismantlement, the military forces must close the museum grounds

There are 6 tanks, 6 self-propelled guns, 4 aircraft and several aircraft tails, all of large size and weight, weighing up to tons. These were the most modern weapons and war vehicles that the US used on the Vietnam battlefield at the time 

The elaborate screw system on the aircraft makes dismantling very difficult and time-consuming

The aircraft wings will be removed one by one, ensuring convenient relocation

To do this, careful and detailed calculations are needed

Each part will be taken to a nearby warehouse. When the dismantling is completed, relocation of all the parts will take place.

A soldier is removing screws from a tank

In the scorching summer sun, the soldiers are still working hard and carefully

Concentrating on each stage of dismantling the fuselage, which requires good coordination

The relocation of outdoor exhibits at the Provincial History Museum is expected to be completed before May 19

Clip of officers and soldiers dismantling planes and tanks inside the Provincial History Museum for relocation

Story and photos: Phan Thanh

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