Syark Air forces (SAF) -1/48 Kitech AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo
The one and only Taiwanese Fighter MRCA that I has so far. There are not too special about this fighter but for the people of taiwan, this proud fighter with signage Made in Taiwan. The AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo (經國號戰機), commonly known as the Indigenous Defence Fighter (IDF), is an air superiority jet fighter with multirole capability named after Chiang Ching-kuo, the late President of the Republic of China. The aircraft made its first flight in 1989.
The IDF program was initiated when the United States of America refused to sell F-20 Tigershark and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters to theRepublic of China (Taiwan) following pressure on the United States from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The Republic of China therefore decided to develop an indigenous fighter. The IDF jet fighter project was designed and built by the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) based in Taichung, Taiwan, with assistance from American defense corporations.
It entered active service with the Republic of China Air Force in 1994, and 130 production aircraft had been manufactured by 1999.