Aviation museum 1st to exhibit suspended planes

The China Times
Date: February 16, 2016

TAIPEI — The newly completed Aviation Education Exhibition Center in the southern city of Kaohsiung not only features an exterior design shaped like a UFO, but also has something unique inside — it is the first museum in Taiwan where historically important planes are exhibited suspended from the ceiling.

The UFO exterior design is aimed at portraying the idea of an advanced high-tech aircraft carrying the older types of planes, said the center, which has on display a total 36 planes that have been retired from the Air Force, the Navy and the Army.

Nineteen of the aircraft are suspended, including an AT-6 fighter trainer, an F-84G fighter, a U-3A liaison aircraft and various other planes used between 1945 and 1967, when Republic of China forces were fighting Chinese communist forces.

Also hanging from the ceiling are an O-1 observation aircraft, a UH-1H helicopter, and three MiG fighters from China that were flown to Taiwan by Chinese defectors, according to the center.

Four other planes (one IL-28 bomber, two MiG-19s and one MiG-15) flown to Taiwan by Chinese defectors are also displayed on the ground floor, the center said.     [FULL  STORY]

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