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Aces of the Republic of China Air Force

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Aces of the Republic of China Air Force
by Osprey
Author: Raymond Cheung
Publish Year: 2015
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.25x10x.2"
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2148244741
Mfg. part #: OSPACE126
Type: Softcover
Series: ACE126

Description

The ace pilots of the Republic of China Air Force have long been shrouded in mystery and obscurity, as their retreat to Taiwan in 1949 and blanket martial law made records of the RoCAF all but impossible to access. Now, for the first time, the colorful story of these aces can finally be told. Using the latest research based on released archival information and full-color illustrations, this book charts the history of the top scoring pilots of the RoCAF from the beginning of the grueling, eight-year Sino-Japanese War to the conclusion of the Civil War against the Chinese Communists. Beginning as a ragged and very disparate group of planes and pilots drawn from various provincial air forces, the RoCAF gradually became standardized and was brought under American tutelage. Altogether it produced 17 aces who scored kills whilst flying a startling variety of aircraft, from biplanes to F-86 Sabres.