Air Force flypast planned to mark victory over Japan
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.