Republic of China Air Force

The story of the Chinese SA-2 that shot down a Taiwanese RB-57D spy plane and scored the first ever SAM-Kill

The story of the Chinese SA-2 that shot down a Taiwanese RB-57D spy plane and scored the first ever SAM-Kill

The RB-57D Entering service, the same year as the more famous U-2, the RB-57D helped fill the US Air Force's… Read More

9 months ago

The story of the AIM-9 Sidewinder that Failed to Detonate, Got Embedded in a MiG-17 and was Reverse-Engineered into the Soviet AA-2 Atoll

The MiG-17 made a safe landing, the Sidewinder was extracted and the Communists promptly rushed it to the USSR, where… Read More

11 months ago

China’s J-20 Mighty Dragon acts as mock F-35 Lightning II during air defense exercise

J-20 Mighty Dragon simulates the US F-35 stealth aircraft. In a recent air defense exercise, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army… Read More

1 year ago

Taiwan to get 100 AGM-88B HARM missiles and 200 AIM-120C-8 missiles for its F-16 fleet

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has not specified whether the weapons are intended for Taiwan’s RoCAF existing F-16A/B fleet or… Read More

1 year ago

China’s J-20 Mighty Dragon Fighter Pilot Said He Flew Over Taiwan Undetected

“When I was flying the fighter plane Treasure Island of the motherland, I could see the entire coastline and mountains… Read More

1 year ago

Republic of China Air Force could rent tanker services to refuel its F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets

The chief of the Republic of China Air Force, Lt. Gen. Huang Chih Wei, told lawmakers that the service is… Read More

2 years ago

US Approves sale of 100 AIM-9X, 60 AGM-84 missiles to Taiwan. Upgrade of the AN/FPS-115 PAVE PAWS radar cleared too.

On Sep. 2, 2022 the US government has cleared the sale of 60 AGM-84L-1 Harpoon Block II missiles, 100 AIM-9X… Read More

2 years ago

Did you know that the Fulton-equipped B-17 that saved 007 in the movie Thunderball had also flown the longest B-17 mission ever?

The longest B-17 Flying Fortress mission ever lasted more than 19 hours and was flown over China by a Taiwanese… Read More

2 years ago

U-2 Vs MiG-21: why the Fishbed was never able to shoot down the famed High-Altitude Spy Plane

It is unsurprising that at least one US U-2 pilot underway over Cuba in the late 1960s experienced a rude… Read More

2 years ago

Taiwan’s F-16V jet fighter that was lost yesterday was Inverted with Speed Brakes Deployed before it Crashed

The F-16V, the most advanced type in Taiwan's fleet, went missing from radar screens after taking off from the Chiayi… Read More

2 years ago

The reason why the US will never sell the F-35 Lightning II to Taiwan

The US has already started deliveries of F-35s to both Japan and South Korea, despite the fact that neither country… Read More

3 years ago

Taiwan seeking to buy AGM-158 JASSM for its F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft

Lee Shih-chiang, head of Taiwan's defence ministry's strategic planning department said that Taiwan wants to buy the Lockheed Martin AGM-158… Read More

3 years ago

How a Chinese SA-2 shot down a Taiwanese RB-57D and scored the first ever SAM-Kill

The first V-750 lifted off at 12:04hrs, soon followed by two more. About 40 seconds later, as the RB-57D was… Read More

4 years ago

Jack in the Box! How an AIM-9 Sidewinder that failed to explode after embedding itself inside a Chinese MiG-17 was reverse-engineered into the Soviet AA-2 Atoll

One of two Sidewinders that failed to bring down its target had actually also scored a hit: however, it failed… Read More

4 years ago

How an AIM-9 Sidewinder that Failed to Detonate and Got Embedded in a MiG-17 was Reverse-Engineered into the Soviet AA-2 Atoll

Because the AA-2 was the primary weapon of the MiG-21, ‘Atoll’ became the first air-to-air missile in service with dozens… Read More

4 years ago