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  Vietnamese T54 and T59 tanks

 

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Identical tanks to those that on 30 April 1975 crashed into the Saigon Presidential Palace (fig.) are today on display in front of the Reunification Palace (fig.). They belonged to the 4th Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Corp's 203 Tank Brigade.

 

The one above with number 843 is a Soviet-made T54 which was given to the People's Army of Vietnam in 1972 as part of military aid, while the one on the right, with number 390, is a China-made T59 and was already deployed in Vietnam since the sixties.

 

  Vietnamese T54 and T59 tanks