Taiwan Black Cat Squadron Confidential: F-7 from behind the passing and U-2
1962, the Chiang family (third from left, second from left) met in Shilin official residence, “Black Cat Squadron,” the inaugural pilot Chen Huaisheng (second from right), Taiwan’s “Air Force Commander,” Gordon Chan is still (left). KMT Party History Museum Picture
black players in the U-2 during military service in order to confidentiality, are not allowed to take pictures, the picture was taken in 1974 and disbanded on the eve of
Taiwan Black Cat Squadron
BEIJING, Jan. 28 – Taiwan’s Black Cat Squadron pilots Chenzong old Lee, now running with her daughter, Shen Li Wen of Taiwan and throughout the United States, visited most of the former Black Cat squadron were still alive partner for the year from the ground 7 000 sq ft, “highlighted the danger,” a record, will be recorded in the “Black Cat Squadron – seventy thousand feet fly Chronicle,” a book. Taiwan’s “United Daily News,” a group of 28 published reports to the reader to decrypt the history of that Confidential.
MiG fighter pilot recalled the year and passing
1971 年 4 29, Chen Zong Lee drove the U-2 reconnaissance dark machines, 70,000 feet in altitude to fly north along the mainland coastline. Suddenly the dashboard warning lights, with the other aircraft close to the lights turn into a shocking red, Chen Zong Li tilt body dodge, a Jian Qi (MiG-21) jumped from close to the rear, with the U-2 passing.
intertwined in the moment, Chen Zong Li clearly see the MiG’s pilot: then he shut our eyes, the mind that is emerging that face looks like.
30 years after retirement to immigrate to Canada Chen Zong Li, Wen Li Shen with her daughter running around Taiwan and the United States, visited most of the former Black Cat squadron were still alive partner for the year to 70,000 feet from the “go through fire and” leave a record, will be recorded in the “Black Cat Squadron – seventy thousand feet fly Chronicle,” a book.
Taiwan is the only outside the United States had used the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, when the United States in order to detect the mainland, looking for the Taiwan Air Force. Composed of 35 Air Force designation of “Black Cat” squadron, from 1961 to 1974 a total of 220 surveillance carried out according to the task, almost shot over the entire continent.
task is extremely sensitive because, in addition to “their lives,” the pilot station’s staff have not any access to the aircraft maintenance responsibility by the United States. Pilots rose to squadron leader, it is no longer allowed out of the mission, the pilot will only be allowed out early or even required 10 missions, so as not to spill too many secrets if captured.
there have been 28 pilots a Black Cat squadron members, but 12 failed to “get out”, of which seven died in a training flight when the accident, five people were shot down by missiles, three people die on the spot . Able to survive the Yechang Di, Zhang Liyi was captured, released in 1982. But when the Taiwan authorities insisted they had “Shashenchengren”, reluctant to let them enter Taiwan, only then to the United States by the CIA. A few years later, “the United Daily News” reporter Weng born in Taiwan, Peng Guangyang, who know what happened to them, relying on the strength of public opinion, forcing the two men agreed to return to Taiwan in 1990, Zhang Liyi 26 years with his wife Zhang Jiaqi, respectively, re-married.
took eight years before, wrote the story of his father and uncles, Shen Li Wen said the Black Cat Squadron deeds widespread, but many of them are repeated the baseless assertion that she hopes for the year highlighted the danger of these heroes, to find back to the history of their work done.
just do not think Lee Chen Zong experience of how great year. Instead, he wanted to know, when the air passing over the PLA with his pilot status, “we can be friends.”
difficult to fly added to your life, a trip out of two kilograms
“Black Cat Squadron – seventy thousand feet fly Chronicle”, author Shen Li Wen said that if the U-2 pilots praise “very great”, they will probably waving to say “no, that is fun thing”; if that U-2 “is difficult to fly,” the old pilots are fierce nodded: “ah! really hard to fly!”
U-2 is the fifties of last century the development of high-altitude U.S. spy plane that can fly above 70,000 feet, almost twice the jet. To achieve this goal, the designer for the aircraft “weight loss” almost do anything, even the landing gear are designed to be similar to a bicycle, stand propped to rely on a take-off on the throw weight.
aircraft structure is extremely thin, exercise too hard, maybe on the air disintegration: Black Cat Squadron Wang Tao, the last British captain captain on the rise after only allowed to watch the U-2 maintenance, when he was know, the original “just flying paper airplanes.” In the high-altitude flight above 70,000 feet, the difficulty is like walking a tightrope, fly too slowly will stall falling, flying too fast and may disintegrate.
due to “inner space” flight, the pilot must wear a tailored pressure mounted. 1 hour prior to start taking off pure oxygen, nitrogen drain into the body, or else loss of pressure, joint pain will be.
the task before the standard food is a steak with two eggs, although to start eating dinner, but because of the pressure and workload, complete a trip flight, weight will be reduced by twelve kilograms.
fighters want to block U-2, must quickly climb up again, rushed to 70,000 feet after the kinetic energy is exhausted, it can only be parabolic fall. So you can swing a little U-2 planes to get rid of each other. However, when anti-aircraft missiles to fly higher there, U-2 on exposure to the shadow of death, the black cat was shot down five, are drowning in the hands of the missile.