Aces of the Republic of China Air Force

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Aces of the Republic of China Air Force

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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 a 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 gruelling, 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 standardised and was brought under American tutelage. Altogether it produced 17 aces who scored kills while flying a startling variety of aircraft, from biplanes to F-86 Sabres.

Table of Contents

Background to the RoCAF /Early phases of the Sino-Japanese War /Retreat inland /Retreat further inland /Outbreak of World War 2 /Latter part of World War 2 & epilogue /Appendices

Product details

Published May 19 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472805614
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 80 b/w; 36 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 126
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Raymond Cheung

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Chris Davey

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