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Wolfhag26 Oct 2021 7:29 a.m. PST

Yes, really: link

The Flaks were withdrawn in the late 1960s as the supply of ammo, out of production since 1945, dwindled. However, if you told me there was a warehouse full of these around Hanoi, perfectly preserved, I would not be surprised.

Wolfhag

Skarper26 Oct 2021 9:08 p.m. PST

Fascinating – makes sense that Soviet war booty would make its way to NVN.

The PAVN seem to squirrel everything away in case in will be needed 'one day'. so a warehouse of such guns could well exist.

It may be a nice little earner supplying props for the film industry if they want to make more WW2 films/series.

Blutarski28 Oct 2021 3:19 p.m. PST

All sorts of ex-German military equipment was passed along to the North Vietnamese in the early days, from various Flak weapons to Pak40s to small arms like Kar98, MP38/40 and MG34/42. It was largely replaced starting in the mid-60s when the USSR and PRC started supplying modern Warsaw Pact weapons in quantity.

A hunt around on the web will yield contemporary US intelligence documents describing the various German kit in use by the NVA.

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