South Korea Air Force received another battalion of jet fighters yesterday in a ceremony held at the Suwon airforce base from United States and activated 109th Fighter Intercepter Squadron.
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Scene No.1. Whole scene of jet planes lined up in Suwon air force base where turning over ceremony is taking place.
MS & CU of new planes.
Detail shot of new jets from front.
Whole view of turning over ceremony in Suwon base.
Air Force officials saluting to the flag in the ceremony.
Reading order to activate 109th fighter squadron which will operate these new jet planes.
General Kim-shin, Chief of Staff ROK Air Force presenting letter of appreciation to Col Henry W. Brown, Chief of US Advisor to ROK Air Force.
General Kim and Brig Gen Hutchinson signs on the official turning over paper.
Gen Hutchinson presenting model of F 86-D to Gen Kim.
Lined up newly received jet fighters and pilots.
Gen Kim talks with one of the pilot standing in front of Saber Dog while reviewing lined up planes.
Soldiers and newsmen looks into the new jet planes.
Shot of Saber Dog.
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Background: South Korea Air Force received another battalion of jet fighters yesterday in a ceremony held at the Suwon airforce base from United States and activated 109th Fighter Intercepter Squadron.
Exact number of jet planes received was undisclosed but it was believed that one battalion of fighters turned over to ROK by US airforce. The type of aircrafts are All-Weather Supersonic Fighters.
ROK Air Force Chief of Staff Lt. General Kim Shin and Brig. General John M. Hutchinson, Commander US Air Force in Korea, signed official turning over paper during the ceremony.
General Kim addressed in a turning over ceremony saying that these new type of F-86-D all weather jet fighters will serve great in defending South Korea from possible future communists invasion and expressed sincere appreciation to the United States.
General Kim also ordered men and officers of 109th Fighter Intercepters Squadron which is activated planes well and keep on constant training.
These sleek Saber Dogs has a 41-foot long fuselage an 37-foot wide swept wing. It flies up to a speed of 720 miles per an hour and is believed to be faster than the communists MIG 17 jet planes.