VNAF MODEL AIRCRAFT section - vnafmamn.com
ARMORED PERSONAL CARRIER M-113
Than Phong is a "hard-core" member of MAC (Model Aircraft Club) whose model of ARVN M-113 is an exceptional work since the guy focus more on VNAF hardware. Hopefully we will have a chance to see more of his ARVN artillery pieces that I have already had a "sneak preview" at his "hangar."
Yankee-Caribou is breaking the ground of ARVN ARMOR MODEL section with his ARVN M-113. Amazingly it's 1/72 scale. Everyone would be fooled, thinking of 1/35 if I didn't "preempt." This tiny model will be part of an ARVN diorama. Couldn't wait to see the finished project.
Yankee-Caribou's M-113 model really inspires me! So I...took the picture of my only survived 24-year-old US Army M-113 to show off! :0) This model was originally a 1/35 motorized model, but after a few fascinating performance, the rubble track got tucked while running due to wheels misaligned. It retired since that day to be a displayed tank. If you have photos of your armored vehicle models, please send them in. Let's record the history of armored vehicles in Vietnam War.
CHU PAO PASS
T.Q. Hien comes back to the "battle field" again with the troops of ARVN 23rd Division, advancing to clear the Chu Pao pass (Kontum, 1972). A job well done!
BATTLE OF KONTUM
The diorama battle of Kontum built by Q.H.Tran depicts the aftermath of an ambush in which the ARVN Marines are inspecting a destroyed North Vietnam Army's T 34/85. Notice the detailed handywork of the rear wheels. The steel thin rim remained after its rubble perimeter had been burned out. Other extra features like the confiscated AK-47 that the radio soldier is holding; a National Liberation Front's flag (NLF aka "Mat Tran Phong Giai Mien Nam") loosely tossed on the tank's side and the broken steel clasps used for holding the auxiliary gas tanks.
BATTLE OF LANG VEI
Q.H.Tran is back again with his interesting diorama of Lang Vei battle. As an outpost located in the 2nd Corps Military Zone, Lang Vey (a former U.S. Special Foces camp) was one of some other camps that were attacked at the beginning of Easter Offensive (1972). Supported with PT-76 and T-54 tanks, the North Vietnamese communist forces overran those remote camps but later failed at the main battle of Kontum. Enjoy the pictures. For more details of Lang Vey battle, click LANG VEI: TANKS IN THE WIRE
BATTLE OF AN LOC DIORAMA
Welcome to the ARVN ARMOR page. Q.H.Tran has just sent in the photos of his model of a destroyed T-54 on which the miniature soldiers of 81st Airborn Ranger battalion were standing triumphantly. This model has been based slightly on the famous photos of battle of Anloc (posted along). In the pictures, the French colonial style's building belonged to another diorama, which had been put behind while taking the picture to serve as a dramatic backdrop .Plenty of thanks to Q.H.Tran for refreshing the model page, giving me a break from digging research on the Indochina's historical stuff. All the photos of VNAF and ARVN models on this website have been emailed personally by the modelers. If you have your master pieces, just sent in the pictures, we will be glad to post them for everyon's artistic appreciation.
This diorama depicts a soviet-built T-54 which was destroyed and burned out in front of a post office (imaginary location) in battle of An Loc 1972. The project was built too long ago, at a time when personal computer (PC) wasn't available. Without correct documentary information, all was relied on imagination. The commie tank actually is not a T-54 but T something that I couldn't remember the model. It was one of my damaged armored vehicle in the collection. My assorted "armor regiment" was destroyed by intensive sunny heat, when I (as a "Viking" not experienced with the tropical weather) took a trip for relocation from Minnesota to California in 1987. To prevent the models from being damaged while traveling, I arranged them very...neatly on the panel of my car's rear window. All got warped after 3 day trip! The only Soviet-built tank was saved by turning it into part of the diorama of An Loc battle. The French colonial style building and the iron gates are after-market products, the rest is scratchbuilt.
VIETNAM WAR MINIATURE FIGURINES
Giang Nguyen is an enthusiastic model maker. He spends his free time in sculpting miniature figurines of Vietnam War period. Below are some samples of his works (both unpainted firurines and interesting dioramas). Except the Willy Jeep , GMC and Mule (Dragon & Tamiya), the figurines and the rest are from Giang Nguyen's works. For more information on the ARVN figurines, you can contact him at this email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some art works, photos, and articles are properties of their owners, the rest by VNAF MA MN.© Copyright 2005 vnafmamn.com.