Vietnam War museum
Vietnam War museum at Cu Chi you can see all about the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam, also known as National Liberation and American soldiers and Vietcong (often abbreviated to BC, and according the NATO alphabet pronounced as Victor Charlie) was a communist resistance and guerrilla group in South Vietnam at the time of the Vietnam War.
The Vietcong began with infiltrations from the end of 1959 by the Vietminh. This happened to North Vietnam Viet Minh fighters who fled from South Vietnam in special units to take and in South Vietnam to infiltrate. They joined the guerrilla groups fighting there against the government of Ngo Dinh Diem and formed the Vietcong (National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam).
The name is derived from the Vietnamese Vietcong name for a Communist (Việt Nam Cong San).
The term Vietcong by the army of the United States frequently used, and the term is even many years after the end of the Vietnam War (1975) widely known. The ruling is a life of its own, the letters "NG" at the end of a word is pronounced like an "M". One would actually have to speak of Vietcom. American films have led to the Vietcong word is pronounced exactly as it is written.
The American soldiers thought a few months to fight but soon deteriorated in many years. One of the reasons that the VC to the Americans could offer are the Americans remained hidden underground tunnels. The soil of southern Vietnam was in fact soft and clayey and therefore could in the wet season easily dig tunnels that are stable and do not collapse. The best known is the tunnel complex of Cu Chi.
The tunnels could have an input from a well or even through an invisible entrance through the water. If there's a corridor was exposed, were guerrilla fighters long gone by another corridor. Explosives in the hallways throw did not help the many bends, and through the doors and traps in the hallways it did not help the tunnels full of poison gas pumps. The U.S. military had therefore smaller soldiers who were trained as soldiers tunnel ("tunnel rats"). This was a dangerous task because one never knew exactly where the Vietcong in the hallways was. Moreover, the Vietnamese booby traps laid out.
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VISITNG HERE !!! FIRE A KALASHNIKOV AK47
Visitors can , and many do when visiting the Tunnels at Cu Chi Military Complex , Fire live ammunition from a Kalashnikov AK 47 rifle , This rifle was the weapon of choice used by the North Vietnamese Liberation Army in their fight agains US and Allied forces....These are very reliable and were then., the most popular weapon used by the northern army..
The cost of the chance to fire one of these is not cheap ,and is closely controlled by an army officer..
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As well as the tunnels, you can also fire various weapons such as an AK-47, M16, M60 or Magnum 44 where each bullet costs between 20-25,000 VND but for a minimum of 10 bullets.
Take a short one !
If you go down to a restored and extended Vietkongs' tunnel, I think the shortest tunnel is enough. There is very hot, humid and also tight.
B52 Bomb Crater
This large crater was created by a bomb from an American B52 bomber when they carpet-bombed the area in the late 1960's. They managed to destroy substantial sections of the tunnels.
In the pic there is a secret entrance to the tunnels. ALmost impossible to westerner to get in through these holes.
This is a last american tank that was destroyed with delay mine in Cu Chi area.
I think that it was 1975.