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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2020 10:00 a.m. PST

In case you are looking for more excuses to lay down some modern aircraft miniatures on the tabletop, here's another current-day scenario for you to consider.

China has been intruding into Taiwanese airspace a lot lately, in order to send a message to its current leader, the Taiwanese people, and the rest of the world:


Apparently, they've sent in a number of their J-10s, some of those big, lovely Sukhoi fighters, a recon bird, and presumably a few of their heavy bombers too, just for grins. Supposedly, they're wanting to impress on the current Taiwanese leader of the folly of declaring Taiwan to be an independent nation from the rest of China.

Other, similar incursions by the Chinese and Russians include similar sorties into Japaneses and European airspace, and even into US airspace by the Russians.

Not to be outdone, the US has had its bombers fly close to Chinese and Russian territory, and to fly over Taiwan in support of them, and through the airspace over the South China Sea too.

All of the above would be excellent fodder for a good scrap with some nice 1/600th or 1/300th jets, and your favorite air rules.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2020 10:25 p.m. PST

I was stationed at Tainan AB, Taiwan in 1977 when a Mig -19 defected. The initial intercept came from CCK (a Nationalist Chinese F-104 base north of usin Taichung. The F-5Es from Tainan took over and escorted it to Tainan AB.

Intercepts were common back then. Occasionally, one of the F-5E's would not make it back and one of the girls at Air Asia went home crying as their fighter pilot husband would not be coming back. Deadly games of cat and mouse are nothing new there. But the scenario suggested by Thesher01 is a good one- not just as a combat sim, but as a political "What if" to test the limits of both sides more than willing to push the envelope.

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