MIG-21 aircraft No 4324 and a strategic map used in the “Ho Chi Minh campaign” were announced as national precious objects at a ceremony jointly held by General Political Department of the Vietnam People’s Army and the Vietnam Military Museum in Hanoi on March 10.

In the war against the US, the jet fighter made 69 flights, faced the enemy 22 times and fired 16 times. In 1967 alone, nine pilots of the Vietnam People’s Air Force flew the jet fighter and shot down 14 US aircraft.

The military strategic map entitle d“Ho Chi Minh Campaign’s Determination” was completed on April 21, 1975. The campaign led to the liberation of South Vietnam and the country’s reunification on April 30, 1975.

The aircraft and map are among 12 newly-recognised national objects on display at the Vietnam Military Museum in Hanoi./.