The precious few MiG 17 fighter jets provided by the Soviet Union to the Vietnam People’s Air Force were flown by a select group of Vietnamese pilots, trained in China to battle the highly superior US Air Force. The aging MiG 17s were called “Silver Swallows.” The first aerial battles of the war were over the Ham Rong Bridge in April 1965. Here, the First Swallows valiantly flew into their first dramatic dogfights with waves of USAF F-105s sent to destroy the bridge.
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Director: Lê Nguyên Bảo
Producer: Nguyễn Văn Trơừng Sơn