Original Vietnam War North Vietnamese Air Force Chinese Pilot Goggles
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Original Item: Only One Available. These are rare North Vietnamese Air Force Chinese made Pilot’s Goggles. This set is offered in NOS mint condition inside the original cardboard box which is dated November 1968, with instruction pamphlet in Chinese and a set of interchangeable smoke tint lenses in addition to the clear lenses. As used by pilot of the North Vietnamese Air Force during the Vietnam War.
The first North Vietnamese combat plane was a T-28 Trojan trainer, whose pilot defected from the Royal Lao Air Force; it was utilized from early 1964 by the North Vietnamese as a night fighter. The T-28 was the first North Vietnamese aircraft to shoot down a US aircraft, a C-123, on 15 February 1964.
The North Vietnamese Air Force (NVAF) received its first jet fighter aircraft, the MiG-17 in February 1964, but they were initially stationed at air bases on Mainland China, while their pilots were being trained. On 3 February 1964, the first fighter regiment No. 921 (Trung đoàn Không quân Tiêm kích 921), aka “Red Star squadron”, was formed, and on 6 August it arrived from China in North Vietnam with its MiG-17s. On 7 September, the No. 923 fighter regiment, aka “Yen The Squadron”, led by Lt. Col. Nguyen Phuc Trach, was formed. In May 1965, No. 16 bomber company (Đại đội Không quân Ném bom 16) was formed with…