Air Force fly­past planned to mark victory over Ja­pan

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The Air Force will re­hearse Wed­nes­day a fly­past set for early July to mark the 70th an­niver­sary of the end of the Sec­ond Si­noJa­panese War.

Sixty-seven planes will be de­ployed in the fly­over, which will be held July 4 in Hukou Town­ship in the north­ern county of Hs­inchu.

The air­craft in­volved in the fly­over will in­clude AH- 64E Apache attack he­li­copters, as well as P-3C sub­ma­rine-hunt­ing air­craft, C-130 trans­port planes, F-16 fighter jets and in­dige­nous de­fense fighter (IDF) jets.

The IDFs will be armed with do­mes­ti­cally de­vel­oped Wan Chien clus­ter bombs dur­ing the fly­over.

Mean­while, the Air Force will paint one F-16 fighter and an IDF jet in the livery used by the Fly­ing Tigers in recog­ni­tion of the group of Amer­i­can and Chi­nese pi­lots who fought on be­half of the Repub­lic of China against Ja­pan dur­ing World War II.

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