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06.03.2014..The CM-32 "Clouded Leopard" (雲豹裝甲車 "Yunpao"), officially Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle (TIFV), is an eight-wheeled armoured vehicle currently being produced for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Army, designed by Timoney Technology Limited of Ireland, but will be developed by the Ordnance Readiness Development Center.
According to the Taipei Times, it was named after the Clouded Leopard to show that the vehicle is "agile and swift".

The CM-32 APC base version is armed with a 12.7mm machine gun and a 40mm automatic grenade launcher. The IFV is fitted with a power-operated turret mounting a 20mm cannon and 12.7mm heavy machine gun.
"The CM-32 Yunpao is based on the CM-31 6x6 armoured vehicle developed by Timoney Technology."
The vehicle can also be mounted with up to 120mm gun systems or 120mm mortar system. The armament configuration varies based on the mission variant.

The secondary armament is a roof-mounted 7.62mm machine gun for local and air-defence purposes.
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I hope the six month rule is waved for these photos..:D

12.31.2014...Taiwan..Service members participate in Paradise Road,i.e. crawling over hot rocks, as they complete their Special warfare "Frogman" training. Service members then receive their patch and are congratulated by loved ones.
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Now the circles are traditional kill marks used to ID confirmed kills, but as these are F16's and It obvious that the marks are Japanese flags Unless they came from a parallel universe chances are these marks are not "Real" so why are they there? First remember this was done for a retrospective as the winged tiger shows these birds are done up to pay homage to the Flying tigers the American Volunteer squadron who served the early part of WW2 fighting for China against the Imperial Japanese Air forces The Original Flying Tiger insignia has been copied here.

but not the Camouflage P40 Warhawks often Sported Woodland schemes. The insignia was actually designed by Walt Disney.
Now the first of the Birds sports 5 kill marks. 5 kills makes a pilot a Ace.
the second is a head scratcher. none of the Aces of the Tigers bagged more then 13 kills (Robert Neale) yet that bird has 18 kill marks.
Unless it's making reference to David Lee "Tex" Hill. Hill started as a Naval Aviator flying TBD Devastators off the USS Saratoga then Vindicators off the USS Ranger before he left the Navy and joined the AVG flying P40's He scored 12.25 kills in the ROC AF 2nd Pursuit Squadron (Panda Bear) and moved to the USAAF 23rd Fighter Group when the were absorbed into the US Military. "Tex" Started as a naval Aviator became a Pilot for the Tigers and then was absorbed into the USAAF Flying P51's for the 23rd.
he scored 6 more kills of Japanese Aircraft. late in 1944 he commanded the 412 Fighter group The first american operational Jet fighter group. He moved to the Reserves in 1945 and commanded the the 58th Wing of the Texas Air National Guard eventually retiring in 1968 but not before returning to his place of Birth. David Lee "Tex" Hill was born in 1915 in then
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, Republic of Korea ( South Korea) he passed in 2007 age 92.

The Flying Tigers sported ROC markings on there Birds having been commissioned by Chiang Kai-shek there history flows into the ROCAF and USAF rather then the PLA. One of my Faverate insignia was sported by some AVG aircraft during the merging of the tigers back into the USAAF where the ROC roundel ( the white 8 pointed star on a blue circle) is broken through by a Tiger sporting a Traditional Uncle Sam hat and Shredding a enemy flag
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Sorry, here is the article with more photos:

Jets with special nose art to be in Taiwan's military display in July
2015/06/13 15:08:28

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Taipei, June 13 (CNA) Two of the fighter jets to participate in Taiwan's military display in July have been painted with historic icons as part of the events marking the 70th anniversary of the Republic of China's victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War.

The eight-year war against Japan (1937-1945) was a part of World War II, in which Japan and the other Axis Powers were defeated.

The two fighters will be among more than 20 aircraft to participate in a flyover at the military display set for July 4 at an army base in Hukou, Hsinchu County.

Fighters painted with special designs are a U.S.-made F-16 jet fighter and a locally developed Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) jet.

On the F-16, there is a cartoon flying tiger caricature painted on the side, along with a shark's mouth on the nose of the fighter, to remember the contributions of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) to the ROC's fight against Japan.

Better known as the Flying Tigers, the group, which existed from 1941-1942, was comprised of American military pilots and commanded by Maj. Gen. Claire Chennault.

The F-16 fighter also has a painting of 16 Japanese national flags on the side, representing the number of Japanese planes shot down by Robert Neale, head of the AVG's 1st Squadron, Taiwan's Air Force said.

Similarly, a shark's mouth is seen on the side of the IDF and 12 stripes of blue and white -- a symbol of 12 rays of the sun on the ROC national flag -- are depicted on the tail of the fighter. The paintings symbolize the Chinese-American Composite Wing, a joint U.S.-ROC air force unit, which existed from 1943-1945, the Air Force said. It added that it is aimed at demonstrating the friendship between the two countries in the war.

On the side of the IDF are five Japanese national flags, representing the number of Japanese aircraft shot down by Maj. Gen. Hsu Hua-chiang (徐華江), a ROC pilot in a squadron in the Chinese American Composite Wing, according to the Air Force.

In response to media reports that the paintings of Japanese national flags have raised concerns from Japanese officials, the Air Force said that the move was simply aimed at commemorating the anniversary and paying tribute to those who made contributions to the ROC victory over Japan.

At the July event, more than 3,800 military personnel will participate in the military display, and almost 300 vehicles will be on show in a parade, Taiwan's military said.

After the end of the Sino-Japanese War in 1945, the Chinese civil war intensified. The ROC government relocated to Taiwan in 1949 after losing the war to the Chinese communist forces.

(By Elaine Hou)

IDF left & F-16 right


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