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60 Years Ago Today First Aircraft Was Successful Shoot-Down Using Surface-To-Air Missile

60 Years Ago Today First Aircraft Was Successful Shoot-Down Using Surface-To-Air Missile

In 1958, the Central Intelligence Agency started sponsoring a program known as Diamond Lil, in which Chinese Nationalist pilots were trained to fly Martin RB-57D Canberra high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. Six Black Cat Squadron Taiwanese pilots were trained on the B-57C at Laughlin AFB, Texas, arriving back in Taiwan, and two …

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