• Short Summary

    THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA'S AIR FORCE DEFENSE STRENGTH IS TO BE BOOSTED WITH ADDITION OF THE UNITES STATES STAR JET FIGHTERS TO ITS FLEET.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. CEREMONY AT KUNG KUAN AIRPORT, TAIWAN.
    4 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS. - DO -.
    6 ft

    3.
    MS. GEN. DOAN ADDRESSING GATHERING.
    8 ft

    4.
    MLS. F.104 STAR JET FIGHTER.
    10 ft

    5.
    MS. CHINESE PILOTS AT CEREMONY.
    12 ft

    6.
    MCU. GEN. DOAN HANDLING MODEL OF F.104 TO GEN. PENG MEN CHI.
    13 1/2 ft

    7.
    MLS. - DO - .
    15 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS. CHINESE V.I.P. OFFICERS.
    18 ft

    9.
    CU. CHINESE GEN. PENG MEN CHI REPLYING.
    20 ft

    10.
    MS. WOMEN V.I.P's INSPECT PLANE.
    21 1/2 ft

    11.
    CU. OFFICER EXPLAINING PLANE TO GATHERING.
    24 ft

    12.
    MLS. - DO -.
    26 ft

    13.
    LS. OFFICERS AROUND PLANE.
    28 ft

    14.
    CU. MODEL OF F.104 IN CASE.
    30 ft

    15.
    LS. F.104 IN FLIGHT.
    33 ft



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    Background: THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA'S AIR FORCE DEFENSE STRENGTH IS TO BE BOOSTED WITH ADDITION OF THE UNITES STATES STAR JET FIGHTERS TO ITS FLEET.

    THE FIRST OF F.104 STAR FIGHTERS TO JOIN THE CHINESE AIR FORCE WAS HANDED OVER AT AN IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY AT KUNG KUAN AIR BASE IN CENTRAL TAIWAN ON MAY 26.

    THE STAR JET FIGHTER IS A HIGHLY MANEUVERABLE SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT CAPABLE OF FLYING AT SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 1,400 MILES PER HOUR AND RANGE OF OVER 1,000 MILES.

    THE UNITED STATES HAS PROMISED TAIWAN AN UNDISCLOSED NUMBER OF THESE FIGHTERS.

    THE FIRST STAR FIGHTER WAS HANDED OVER OFFICIALLY BY MAJ. GEN. L.L. DOAN, CHIEF OF U.S. MILITARY ASSISTANCE GROUP IN TAIWAN, TO GENERAL PENG MEN CHI, CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF OF MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE.

    TO SYMBOLISE THE TRANSFER A MODEL OF THE FIGHTER WAS GIVEN BY GEN. DOAN TO GEN. PENG.

    AT THE CEREMONY GEN. DOAN SAID "THE CHINESE AIR FORCE HAS PROVEN ITS SUPERIORITY IN COMBAT AND BY DEMONSTRATING THIS PROFICIENCY HAS CONVINCED THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OF THE CAPABILITY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA TO MOVE FORWARD RAPIDLY IN ASSIMILATING MORE SOPHISTICATED WEAPONS."
    GEN. PENG IN REPLY SAID "THE POSSESSION OF STAR FIGHTERS WILL NOT ONLY AUGMENT THE DEFENSIVE STRENGTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA BUT WILL ALSO GIVE SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE SECURITY OF THE FREE WORLD".

    AFTER THE CEREMONY A DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT OF THE FIGHTER WAS MADE BY USAF CAPTAIN BENJAMIN R. BATTLE WITH CHINESE AIR FORCE CAPTAIN WANG CHI YAO AS CO-PILOT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADXRHXWT4C4QIXG57H5KFGCLKH
    Media URN:
    VLVADXRHXWT4C4QIXG57H5KFGCLKH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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