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appreciated in the West is the fact that the Republic of China on
over the years, a modest, but
viable aircraft industry. The organization which carried out
this design and production work was the
Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation, a pseudo-
government entity working in
conjunction with the ROC Air Force Technical Bureau. Much of the
initial work was in the area of
producing existing designs and modifying them to local conditions.
was the modification of the Pazmany PL-1 kit built machine to suit the
needs of the ROC
Air Force for a primary trainer. Some
35 were licence built by AIDC from 1968 to 1970. The
above image shows a line up of the
first production batch.