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Two Taiwanese Air Force fighters collide over the Pacific Ocean

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There are reports from the island of Taiwan that two fighters collided in the airspace of the Republic of China. According to the latest information, we are talking about two F-5E aircraft of the Taiwanese Air Force.


These are American-made aircraft. They were developed more than half a century ago. The F-5 made its first flight to the United States back in 1972. In the United States itself, several years ago, they were decommissioned and sent to the Air Force reserve. In versions of the F-5E, today, in addition to the Taiwan Air Force, they are operated in Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Taiwanese press reports say that the collision occurred over the waters of the Pacific Ocean, a few kilometers off the coast of Taiwan. The reasons for the collision, as well as the fate of the pilots, are not reported.

According to unconfirmed reports, one of the aircraft, while piloting in pairs, allowed its wing to touch the tail of another fighter. According to the Asian military-themed blogosphere, both pilots were able to eject.

It is known that a search operation is being carried out using ships of the Taiwanese Navy. A special commission is being formed to investigate this incident with the participation of funds aviation.

It is known that a total of four F-5 fighters participated in the scheduled flight.
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  1. WHAT IS
    WHAT IS 22 March 2021 16: 00
    +6
    Two Northrop F-5E fighters of the Taiwanese Air Force collided over the waters of the South China Sea, it became known on Monday, March 22.
    According to local media reports, the planes took to the air to carry out a training mission. The emergency occurred approximately on the 36th minute of the flight.
    It is known that both pilots managed to eject - search groups were sent to the scene of the incident in helicopters and boats.
    After some time, one of the pilots was found - unconscious he was taken to the hospital, where he died.
    Rescuers, combing the coastline, stumbled upon an ejection seat, but the second soldier has not yet been found.

    https://www.vesti.ru/article/2540091
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 22 March 2021 16: 06
      +3
      It's amazing that Taiwan still exploits these oldies.
      1. vvvjak
        vvvjak 22 March 2021 16: 18
        +1
        Quote: Flood
        It's amazing that Taiwan still exploits these oldies.

        I immediately remembered the film "Top gan" (1986 onwards).
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 22 March 2021 16: 25
          +1
          Quote: vvvjak
          Quote: Flood
          It's amazing that Taiwan still exploits these oldies.

          I immediately remembered the film "Top gan" (1986 onwards).

          Which episode exactly?
          1. vvvjak
            vvvjak 22 March 2021 16: 32
            +2
            Quote: sabakina
            Which episode exactly?

            So F 5E played the role of "terrible" "MiG 28"
        2. Flooding
          Flooding 22 March 2021 16: 31
          +1
          Quote: vvvjak
          I immediately remembered the film "Top gan" (1986 onwards).

          In which the F-5 depicted the non-existent MiG-28.
          1. smart fellow
            smart fellow 23 March 2021 12: 24
            +1
            And there is no such movie "Top gan", there is "Top Gun".
      2. Thrifty
        Thrifty 22 March 2021 16: 40
        0
        It seems that the Persians still have these rarities in service. ..
      3. John22
        John22 22 March 2021 18: 53
        +3
        The F-5 is a combat aircraft with excellent maneuverability. This was shown by the battles in Vietnam and the Middle East. The F-5E has a more powerful engine and developed wing mechanization, as well as wing root flares. From the 3rd bend, he entered the tail of the MiG-21 (not to mention the Phantom). What our people were silent about then. It was superior in maneuverability to machines of the 2nd and 3rd generations. So if the airframe resource allows the F-5E to fly and fight for a long time. So it goes. The amers also had good planes.
        1. Sentinel-vs
          Sentinel-vs 23 March 2021 06: 48
          +2
          The F-5 actually has two engines. At the expense of the confrontation with the MiG-21, in principle, they can be considered equal. In any case, the results of collisions of these types of aircraft showed a draw. During the Horn of Africa war, Ethiopian F-5s destroyed nine MiG-21s without incurring losses. But in the Iran-Iraqi conflict, MiG-21s dominated and shot down significantly more Tigers. It is indicative how important is not the fighter, but the one that sits inside (s).
          Well, to compare with the Phantom, it is generally inappropriate. Completely different levels. The phantom had a much more powerful radar, a Rab system, a much larger range of weapons, a larger ceiling, and a significantly higher speed. Well, of course it cost much more.
      4. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 22 March 2021 19: 46
        -1
        Quote: Flood
        It's amazing that Taiwan still exploits these oldies.

        KSA and IRI also operate them ... in the US Navy they are still in reserve ...
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 22 March 2021 20: 13
          0
          Quote: Lara Croft
          Iran also exploits them

          not from a good life
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft 22 March 2021 20: 31
            -1
            Quote: Flood
            Quote: Lara Croft
            Iran also exploits them

            not from a good life

            KSA seems to have everything, like in Greece ...
    2. Machito
      Machito 22 March 2021 16: 08
      +1
      For Taiwanese fighters, without clinking glasses. drinks
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 22 March 2021 16: 13
        0
        Four planes flew over the sea.
        Two of them collided.
        And there are two of them left ...
        At the talks in Anchorage (yesterday / the day before yesterday), China and the United States agreed that the United States would not touch the CCP and Taiwan, because for China, this is sacred. hi
      2. Terenin
        Terenin 22 March 2021 16: 16
        +2
        Quote: Flood
        It's amazing that Taiwan still exploits these oldies.

        Quote: Bearded
        For Taiwanese fighters, without clinking glasses. drinks

        Moreover, Taiwan's troops were trained by military specialists from the United States, and a significant part of the army's armament is made up of American military systems.
  2. knn54
    knn54 22 March 2021 16: 06
    0
    I wonder if the cars are American or licensed in Taiwan?
  3. Fitter65
    Fitter65 22 March 2021 16: 24
    +1
    Quote: Flood
    It's amazing that Taiwan still exploits these oldies.

    In India, the MiG-21s are still flying, and the Chinese derivatives of the MiG-19 and MiG-21 are still out of service.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 22 March 2021 16: 48
      +2
      Quote: Fitter65
      In India, the MiG-21s are still flying, and the Chinese derivatives of the MiG-19 and MiG-21 are still out of service.

      With all due respect to the ancient Indian civilization, Taiwan is one step higher on the ladder of scientific and technological development.
      1. mvg
        mvg 22 March 2021 17: 30
        -1
        is a step higher

        With all due respect to Taiwan, in microelectronics, they do not assemble, even under license, aircraft, and do not make tanks. And in rocket technology they are lagging behind. Probably the Indians from papyrus manuscripts made Arjun, Tejes and Brahmos from Angvi
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 22 March 2021 17: 56
          +2
          Quote: mvg
          Probably the Indians from papyrus manuscripts made Arjun, Tejes and Brahmos from Angvi

          with whose help the authentic and native Brahmos was created for no one in the whole wide world

          Taiwan carries out the mass production of cruise missiles (CR) of its own design. There are two types of KR in production - Chichun (created on the basis of anti-ship cruise missiles Hsiungfeng 2E) and supersonic Chuifeng


          Taiwan's Ministry of Defense decides to put into service "anti-Chinese" missiles Yun feng


          Taiwan's Ministry of Defense intends to adopt new missiles in 2014 Wan chien ("Ten Thousand Swords") Jane's reports. Simultaneously with the adoption of the ammunition, Taiwan will deploy its large-scale serial production.
          Wan Chien will join the armament range of Taiwanese F-CK-1 Ching-kuo fighters. By the end of 2012, the Taiwan Air Force should enroll 71 modernized Ching-kuo fighter


          According to Taiwanese media, the first serial armored personnel carriers took part in the exercises of the Taiwanese army in April 2020 CM-34 - the latest version of the famous Taiwanese armored personnel carrier CM-32


          So the little things.
          Apart from the ongoing programs for attack UAVs, the construction of submarines, etc.
          1. mvg
            mvg 22 March 2021 18: 50
            -1
            There are two types of KR in production

            I am aware of the CD, I did not write. And for the PL. But both there and there the same thing with the help of the West. For a long time, no one except us has been implementing large-scale projects alone because of the sanctions. It's "here and now". Production of ICBMs of our own design, sea, air and land-based cruise missiles, national tanks, aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and much more. ATGMs, machine guns, helicopters ..
            PS: And Taiwan is really only electronics, and then, alien.
            1. Flooding
              Flooding 22 March 2021 18: 55
              +1
              yeah. but you wrote about airplanes
              Quote: mvg
              they do not collect, even under license, an airplane

              in it, how
              1. mvg
                mvg 22 March 2021 22: 20
                +1
                in it, how

                It's not even Tejes, by weight side by side, the rest of the performance characteristics are inferior.
                Comparing with the Chinese J-10C / D is ridiculous.
                PS: In reality, the Taiwanese Air Force is very lagging behind, F-16 Block 20, Mirage-2000-5, and F-5E
                And national F-CK-1 is the level of 80-90
                1. Flooding
                  Flooding 22 March 2021 22: 26
                  +1
                  Quote: mvg
                  It's not even Tejes, by weight side by side, the rest of the performance characteristics are inferior.

                  between them 20 years
                  and what is the real combat value of Tejas, no one knows for sure yet.
                  Quote: mvg
                  And national F-CK-1 is the level of 80-90

                  The funny thing is, you denied that Taiwan had its own fighter jet.
                  I have already quoted the above quote about modernization.
                  All the best to you.
                  Arguing for the sake of controversy is meaningless.
        2. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 22 March 2021 20: 43
          0
          Quote: mvg
          Probably Indians from papyrus manuscripts made by Arjun, Tejes and Brahmoos from Angwe

          Rather, according to birch bark letters. yes wink
  4. Prisoner
    Prisoner 22 March 2021 16: 33
    +1
    Happy Chinese comrades. bully
    1. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 22 March 2021 17: 04
      -1
      The whole free world with a holiday.
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 22 March 2021 20: 09
      0
      Quote: Captive
      Happy Chinese comrades. bully

      If the mattresses came together with each other, then they could be "congratulated", after all, these are our potential opponents, and these Taiwanese are more Chinese troubles and nothing to us. I just took into account the fact that somewhere in distant Taiwan, two old fighters did not share the sky. It happens.
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner 22 March 2021 21: 20
        -1
        Therefore, I congratulated the Chinese comrades.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 22 March 2021 21: 52
          +1
          Quote: Captive
          Therefore, I congratulated the Chinese comrades.

          Yes, it is clear. yes In the event of a hack with Taiwan (which is quite possible with the instigation of mattresses), the Chinese comrades have two less air targets. But this is not our war. But if mattress instructors had fallen to a heap there, then on this occasion I would have "congratulated" them too.
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  6. Sofa warrior
    Sofa warrior 22 March 2021 17: 57
    +1
    Quote: mvg
    is a step higher

    With all due respect to Taiwan, in microelectronics, they do not assemble, even under license, aircraft, and do not make tanks. And in rocket technology they are lagging behind. Probably the Indians from papyrus manuscripts made Arjun, Tejes and Brahmos from Angvi

    In fact, they make planes, for example, the AIDC F-CK-1. Tanks do not make their own, but armored personnel carriers produce, for example, the CM-32 Yunpao. Rockets are also fired, for example, Tianjian-1 and Xiongfeng. + modernization of old American technology. Not bad for the 20 millionth island.
  7. Orkraider
    Orkraider 22 March 2021 18: 19
    -2
    Young guys, 25 to 28.
    I regret and condole with the relatives and friends of the deceased. Hopefully, the missing person will be found and remain alive.
  8. Oleg Aviator
    Oleg Aviator 22 March 2021 22: 40
    -1
    I thought that this stuff had been removed for a long time. At least in Taiwan.
    1. smart fellow
      smart fellow 23 March 2021 12: 34
      0
      There are 174 F-5s in South Korea, 78 F-4s in Japan according to Wikipedia.