Taiwan Military photos & Videos II

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    The CM-32 "Clouded Leopard"

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    I hope the six month rule is waved for these photos..:D

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    I think the six-month rule should be void for photo and some special topic thread. Just a suggestion.
     
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    Who's naked? they have on shorts. Besides they are Special Forces. That's how they roll.

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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.
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    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 Kwangju, Korea today Kwangju, 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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    It gets the point across no?
     
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    Good material, TE.

    But I count 16 on the one bird:

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    ...and 5 on the other.

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    Am I looking at the wrong ones?
     
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    oh your right, I thought it was three whole Lines of Flags. still more then any of the Tigers made well tigers
     
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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
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    http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201506130006.aspx

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    IDF left & F-16 right

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