New aviation education hall to open in Kaohsiung

Want China Times
Date: 2015-07-29

A new aviation education hall will open at the Air Force Academy in Taiwan’s southern city of

An S-2T anti-submarine aircraft. (Photo/Military News Agency)

An S-2T anti-submarine aircraft. (Photo/Military News Agency)

Kaohsiung early next month, featuring an array of historic exhibits, the country’s Ministry of National Defense said Tuesday.

Covering an area of 2.8 hectares, the facility will be opened Aug. 8, an open day for the Gangshan Air Base, where the academy is located, the ministry said.

The hall will include a special exhibition on the Republic of China’s War of Resistance against Japan (or Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945) and the subsequent development of the ROC military in the following years, the ministry said.

A total of 16 historic aircraft in the ROC’s history will be on display, it said. The planes will include the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk used in the eight-year war against Japan and the S-2T anti-submarine aircraft which played an important role in the defense of Taiwan against the People’s Republic of China in the 1990s, the ministry said.     [FULL  STORY]

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