In an heroic dogfight
fought over International waters off the mainland-China coast, a
60's-era American-built Lockheed Electra propeller-airliner, with
24 US Navy passenger/observers aboard, chewed up one of China's
finest state-of-the-art supersonic fighter aircraft.
The Americans, utilizing the infrequently recorded combat tactic
of straight and level flight, often accomplished by relying solely
on autopilot, engaged the outmanned single-seat combat jet and
knocked it out of the air using only one of its four formidable
rotating air-mass propellers.
After the action, the crew and passenger/observers diverted to
nearby China's Hainan Island Resort for some much-deserved R&R
as guests of the Chinese government.
Reprinted from the Taiwan Daily Gazette, by staff-writer Won Weng
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