Air Force C-46 transport aircraft in 1950, a breakthrough in Tibet closed trials
C-46 transport aircraft
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C-46 transport aircraft, the “Roof of the World” on the side of the open route, while dropping, air support for ground troops entered Tibet, Free Tibet
and 2008, the extraordinary role of earthquake relief in a large transport aircraft IL-76 compared to the aviation museum’s C-46 transport aircraft seemed so old. However, is this an old-fashioned transport aircraft, but in the “Roof of the World” on the side of the open route, while dropping, air support for ground troops entered Tibet, Free Tibet … …
It was January 1950 , the CPC Central Committee decided to enter the Southwest, the liberation of Tibet. At that time, the motherland and the southwest region’s economic backwardness, the transportation is very difficult. In addition to walking Tibet own military forces, must rely on airdrops and air. At that time, neither the airline nor the plateau Kozo airport, the Air Force, the march into Tibet, a special battle.
the newly established People’s Air Force resolutely implement Chairman Mao’s command, at an altitude of 5000-7000 m of the “Roof of the World”, the unprecedented difficulties and obstacles to overcome, driving the old aircraft, while opening up routes, while the drop, air, so that “where ground troops entered, ammunition, food, supplies air to where you drop”, which is how difficult the mission!
1950 年 4 15, Xie Fin driving unit C-46 transport aircraft, breaking the “air zone”, the first trials Kangding, dropping success; May 7, Wang Hongzhi driving unit C-46 transport aircraft , the first city of Ganzi Xikang trials, dropped successfully.
Since then, the expansion of the People’s Air Force Air Force; to continue to develop new routes, expand the drop range; and built the first high altitude airports – Ganzi airport, air base to advance to the forefront of 240 km; also from down the airport and drop zone construction, expansion of communication, navigation, weather (station) and other security institutions and facilities.
1956, the troops stationed in Tibet and the Tibetan people in order to achieve the Beijing – Lhasa navigation, fighting more than three months, the unique long plateau repaired runways, built the first outer suburbs of Lhasa airport – when male airport. The airport elevation of 4300 meters, is the world’s highest airport.
done a lot of preparatory work on the basis of the central decisions, the Air Force and the Civil Aviation Authority of transport aircraft in late May, respectively, from the north and east sides along different routes to Tibet, in Lhasa when the male Airport.
5 月 26 morning, the air force team leader of a driving machine Shifushizhang Han Lin, No. 5116, from Yushu to take off, flying over the Tanggula, Nyainqentanglha, first landed at the airport when the male successfully completed the Beijing – Lhasa air line trials task, and when the male runway and took off on a roll test, the aerodynamics of the study provides valuable information.
50 years, the Beijing – Lhasa route playing an increasingly important role. Air Force and civil aviation transport large number of passengers and goods transport shuttle to and from the heart of the motherland and Tibet, between the Tibet region’s economy, contributing to the rapid development of culture.
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