PLAAF - RoCAF Dogfights

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Warlord, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    Lads, while surfing around the Web, I came upon this link:

    Aircraft Downed During the Cold War and Thereafter

    And within, with this very interesting reference:

    "22 May 1954 > In combat with Six People's Republic of China PLAAF aircraft, Republic of China Air Force pilots Chien and Yen, flying P-47 Thunderbolts, shared in the downing of a MiG-15 Fagot"

    I knew of a RN Sea Fury downing a Fagot over Korea, and a Spad (A-1 Skyraider, that is) taking down a MiG-17 Fresco over 'Nam, but this one came as a complete surprise, as windmillers getting the upper hand over jets was a very rare far and between ocurrence. It is also worth mentioning that this conflict was one of several firsts, as, for example, the first ever air-to-air missile kill happened over the Taiwan Strait in September 1958, when RoCAF F-86 Sabres ambushed and literally decimated a flight of red Frescos.

    However, even though I have been trying to come up with some more info on the subject, nothing substantial has surfaced so far; does any of you lot know of other sources?

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