Hsinchu Air Base
As of the late 1990s, the longest runway at Hsinchu was reportedly 12,000 feet long. After opening the Sungshan, Shuinan, Chiayi, Tainan, Pingtung, Fengnien, Hualien, Makung, and Kinmen military airports for civil aviation, MND also opened the Hsinchu military airport from 01 January 1998. MND also ordered the Air Force to reduce air traffic of military aircrafts to facilitate operation of civilian airplanes.
Taiwan obtained an initial batch of of American F-104 Starfighters in 1960-61, and eventually received over 200 of these aircraft, all of which were withdrawn from service in the early 1990s. The Starfighters were operated by the 2nd/499th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hsinchu, the 3rd/427th TFW at Ching Chuan Kang AB, and the 5th/401st Tactical Combined Wing at Taoyuan.
|2nd (499th) TFW||Hsinchu AB|
|41st TFS ||20|
|42nd TFS ||20|
|48th TFS ||20|
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