Nguyen Van Coc. Biography. Fighting. Awards. Ranks. A photo.
Nguyen was born in 1940, he was one of the 13 Vietnamese pilots flew the MiG-17, which was sent to retrain MiG-21. In the USSR, the team arrived in the summer of 1966 its debut flight on MiG-21 1966 made at the end of
Drivers in Vietnam lacked and Nguyen had to participate in all air battles, and a chance to excel at it has always been. 30.04.1967, he was able to shot down their first F-105F (the crew was at full strength in Vietnamese captivity).
23.08.1967 40, the US aircraft flew bombing Hanoi. Their intercept MiG-up 4 17 and 2 MiG-21. The Vietnamese were ready to fight the classic scenario, a coordinated attack MiG-21 and MiG-17. The first successful attack cost the enemy downed F-4D escort. Nguyen also did not delay the entry into the fight, it was hit by a rocket second American aircraft (pilot managed to eject and on the ground a few minutes later came the Vietnamese captured, mate - died).
Soon MiGs shot down 2 F-105 and 1 F-4. Fighting through Nguyen grew rapidly and by the end of December, he knocked 6 American planes.
Total Wan Kok wrote a personal account 7 shot down enemy planes. This has made it one of the top aces of North Vietnam.
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