Wed, Jan 04, 2012
That's The Deal Made By An Aviation Museum In Taiwan
An aviation museum in Taiwan has made a deal with an American
museum in which they will send two decommissioned F-5s to the U.S.
in exchange for a B-26 bomber.
Black Cat Squadron Logo
The Boeing would be housed in a museum dedicated to the Black
Cat Squadron in the Republic of China (ROC). The squadron was
operated jointly by the U.S. and the ROC, flying training and
operational missions with a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft over the
People's Republic of China. According to Wikipedia, a total of 19
U-2 aircraft were assigned to the Black Cat Squadron over its 14
year existence between 1961-1974.
But the squadron also did electronic intelligence gathering
using B-26 aircraft, 15 of which were lost due to accidents with
the remainder being scrapped after the unit was disbanded in 1974,
according to a report appearing on StrategyWorld.com.
Which U.S. museum would be swapping a B-26 for two F-5s was not
revealed. It was also not noted if the deal included a U-2 to be
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