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Air 15 "Thunder Tiger" Aerobatic Team Air Mail Stamps (1960)

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Stamp SN C015
Stamp Name Air 15 "Thunder Tiger" Aerobatic Team Air Mail Stamps (1960)
Stamp Cat Standard Air Mail Stamps
Stamp Cat Aviation
Issue date 1960-02-29
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 25.5x38.5或38.5x25.5
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Printing Bureau of the Ministry of Finance, Japan
Designer Wen Hsueh-ju
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×5 or 5×10
Print color
Process Photogravure
Paper Photogravure stamp paper<br>
Perforation 13

  The 〝Thunder Tiger〞aerobatic team of the Chinese Air Force since 1954 has repeatedly given flying exhibitions on various occasions at home and abroad. Their inspiring performances of highly trained precision flying showing their flying skill, great valor, and close teamwork have deeply impressed their spectators. In April 1959 the team was invited to give an aerial show before the first World Congress of Flying in the U.S.A. The various spectacular flying formations of the nine sabrejets won the unanimous admiration and praise as one of the most skillful teams ever to perform. In honor of the Chinese Air Force, and to mark the outstanding achievements of the 〝Thunder Tiger〞aerobatic team, a set of air mail postage stamps was issued of three different designs featuring performances of the team.