Republic of China Army

Emblem of the Republic of China Army
General Hsu Yen-pu, the incumbent commander of the ROC Army
ROC Army Logistics Command
ROC Army Chung Shyang II UAV
Republic of China Army Organization as of 2016
An honor guard at the National Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei
ROCA AH-64E 802 and UH-60M 912 in flight over Hongchailin Camp
An ROCA M60A3 TTS main battle tank
The CM-32 Armoured Vehicle, currently under production (mobile-gun platform variant is shown)
Antelope air defense system
ROCA Self-propelled Howitzers Display at ORDC Yue Kang Road
ROC Army sharpshooter team
ROC Army 101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion Training during Amphibious Landing Exercise
A military frogman of the 101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion
Chemical Safety Persons Cleaning Truck
ROCA Emergency Command Car
ROCA Folding Bicycles
ROCA Microwave Broadcasting Van
Military equipment on a train
ROCA Satellite Telecommunication Vehicle
ROCA Mobile Water Filter Truck
ROCA Engineers Motor Rubber Boat
Mitsubishi SUVs
MAN 35ton Heavy Transporter
ROCA Special Assault Vehicle
ROCA Type 97 NBC Detection Truck
ROCA Kymco KTR125
An ROCA UH-1H 379 taking off from ROCMA Ground
Type 86 carbine
Generator of T-82 20mm Twin Cannon
Engineering Equitment of Center Taiwan Reserve Training Center
LAADS Housed in S-280 Shelter on Truck
ROCA Double-modes Infrared Biological Detector
T4-86 Light Sterilizer with Bath Screen
Wire dispenser
Visitors with ROCA Officer Photoing above Engineering Bridge
Military Light Tactical Vehicle Type B
CS/MPQ-90 on a truck
Bistatic Radar Passive Receiver Systen Display at Military Academy Ground
Ground based Sky Sword 2 battery

Largest branch of the Republic of China Armed Forces.

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Republic of China Military Academy

Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, commander-in-chief of the NRA, emerged from the Northern Expedition as the leader of the KMT and China.
Sun Yat-sen [middle behind the table] and Chiang Kai-shek [on stage in uniform] at the founding of the Whampoa Military Academy in 1924.
Flag of the ROCMA
Flag of the National Revolutionary Army (now as the Republic of China Army
Zhou Enlai as Director of the political department, Whampoa Military Academy.
Alumni record of the first group students of Republic of China Military Academy.
Whampoa Military Academy students training
Modern picture of the former Whampoa Military Academy in Guangzhou

The Republic of China Military Academy also known as Chinese Military Academy is the service academy for the army of the Republic of China, located in Fengshan District, Kaohsiung.

National Revolutionary Army

The military arm of the Kuomintang (KMT, or the Chinese Nationalist Party) from 1925 until 1947 in China.

Flag of the National Revolutionary Army (known as the Republic of China Army after the 1947 Constitution)
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Commander-in-Chief of the National Revolutionary Army, emerged from the Northern Expedition as the leader of China.
NRA troops against Sun Chuanfang's private army preparing to defend Shanghai.
National Revolutionary Army soldiers marched into the British concessions in Hankou during the Northern Expedition.
The NRA during World War II
A Chinese propaganda poster depicting the National Revolutionary Army.
Elite German-trained divisions of National Revolutionary Army before the Battle of Wuhan
A platoon of the National Revolutionary Army marching in British helmets during a parade in Burma in 1943.
A Chinese Nationalist soldier, age 10, member of a Chinese division from the X Force, boarding planes in Burma bound for China, May 1944.
Chinese suicide bomber putting on an explosive vest made out of Model 24 hand grenades to use in an attack on Japanese tanks at the Battle of Taierzhuang.
A Chinese Nationalist Army soldier equipped with a German M35 helmet and a ZB vz. 26.
German-equipped Chinese troops practicing a march at the Chinese Military Academy at Chengtu in 1944.
US-equipped Chinese Army in India marching.

With the promulgation of the Constitution of the Republic of China in 1947 and the formal end of the KMT party-state, the National Revolutionary Army was renamed the Republic of China Armed Forces, with the bulk of its forces forming the Republic of China Army, which retreated to the island of Taiwan in 1949.

Republic of China Armed Forces

The Republic of China Armed Forces (ROCAF; ) are the armed forces of the Republic of China (ROC), once based in mainland China and currently in its remaining jurisdictions which includes the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other smaller ROC islands such as Taiping Island in the South China Sea.

Emblem of the Ministry of National Defense
Soldiers of the 185th Infantry Division during World War II
CM-11 Brave Tiger at Hukou Army Base
ROCS Pan Shih (AOE-532)
ROC Marine Corps Amphibious Reconnaissance and Patrol Unit
ROC Air Force Air Defense Artillery Skyguard system Sparrow missile launcher
ROC Army CM-32 Yunpao APC on display
Two children taking pictures with ROC Military Policemen at Linkou MP Base
Three ROC Navy Honor Guards chatting at Hsinchu Air Base
ROC Marine Corps Special Service Company Operator with SIG MPX
NCSIST Chien Hsiang loitering munition
R.O.C. Army soldiers removing the machine guns from a CM-12 Tank
ROCAF AIDC F-CK Indigenous Defense Fighter
ROCN Cheng Kung-class frigate
ROCA Thunderbolt-2000
ROC Army Hualien-Taitung Defense Command soldiers with a T75 Light machine gun
Humanitarian aid sent by a C-130 Hercules of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to Hualien Airport, Taiwan during the 2018 Hualien earthquake.
T-93 sniper rifle with the Taiwanese team competing in the International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia in 2010
ROC Humvees en route to the 2007 National Day Military Parade
ROC soldiers marching to the front lines in 1939
ROC soldiers in house-to-house fighting in Battle of Taierzhuang
Kuningtou Battle Museum, Kinmen County
August 23 Artillery Battle Museum, Kinmen County
Yushan-class landing platform dock
Lee Hsi-ming, former Chief of the General Staff

They consist of the Army, Navy (including the Marine Corps), Air Force and Military Police Force.

Second Sino-Japanese War

Military conflict that was primarily waged between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan.

(clockwise from top left)Imperial Japanese Navy landing force in military gas masks in the Battle of Shanghai

Japanese Type 92 heavy machine gunners during Operation Ichi-Go

Victims of the Nanjing Massacre on the shore of the Qinhuai River

Chinese machine gun nest in the Battle of Wuhan

Japanese aircraft during the bombing of Chongqing

Chinese Expeditionary Force marching in India
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Allied Commander-in-Chief in the China theatre from 1942 to 1945
Japanese troops entering Shenyang during the Mukden Incident
Japanese Empire's territorial expansion
A baby sits in the remains of a Shanghai train station on 'Bloody Saturday', 1937
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek announced the Kuomintang policy of resistance against Japan at Lushan on 10 July 1937, three days after the Marco Polo Bridge Incident.
Japanese landing near Shanghai, November 1937
Japanese troops in the ruins of Shanghai
Soviet embassy in Nanjing is being burned down by arson on 1 January 1938.
A Chinese POW about to be beheaded by a Japanese officer with a shin gunto
National Revolutionary Army soldiers during the 1938 Yellow River flood
Map showing the extent of Japanese occupation in 1941 (in red)
Theaters (military operational regions) of the Chinese National Revolutionary Army from late 1938 to early 1940
Wang Jingwei and officers of the Collaborationist Chinese Army
Chinese soldiers in house-to-house fighting in the Battle of Taierzhuang, March–April 1938
National Revolutionary Army soldiers march to the front in 1939.
Eighth Route Army Commander Zhu De with a KMT "Blue Sky, White Sun" emblem cap
115th Division of the Eighth Route Army Lieutenant General (NRA rank) Lin Biao in NRA uniform
War declaration against Japan by the Chongqing Nationalist Government on 9 December 1941
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Madame Chiang with Lieutenant General Joseph Stilwell in 1942, Burma
A United States poster from the United China Relief organization advocating aid to China.
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill met at the Cairo Conference in 1943 during World War II.
H. H. Kung and Adolf Hitler in Berlin
I-16 with Chinese insignia. The I-16 was the main fighter plane used by the Chinese Air Force and Soviet volunteers.
Flying Tigers Commander Claire Lee Chennault
A "blood chit" issued to American Volunteer Group pilots requesting all Chinese to offer rescue and protection
Free Thai, American and Chinese military officers in China during the war
The India–China airlift delivered approximately 650,000 tons of materiel to China at a cost of 1,659 men and 594 aircraft.
French colonial troops retreating to the Chinese border after the Japanese coup d'état in March 1945
Chinese Muslim cavalry
Chinese Muslim soldiers
WWII victory parade at Chongqing on 3 September 1945
Japanese troops surrendering to the Chinese
The Chinese return to Liuzhou in July 1945.
Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong in 1945
China War of Resistance Against Japan Memorial Museum on the site where the Marco Polo Bridge Incident took place
The Taiwan Strait and the island of Taiwan
Casualties of a mass panic during a June 1941 Japanese bombing of Chongqing. More than 5,000 civilians died during the first two days of air raids in 1939.
Japanese war crime against a Chinese POW
Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces with gas masks and rubber gloves during a chemical attack near Chapei in the Battle of Shanghai
Chinese suicide bomber putting on an explosive vest made out of Model 24 hand grenades to use in an attack on Japanese tanks at the Battle of Taierzhuang

Following the Sino-Soviet Treaty of 1937, strong material support helped the Nationalist Army of China and the Chinese Air Force continue to exert strong resistance against the Japanese offensive.

Second Taiwan Strait Crisis

Conflict that took place between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (ROC).

Taiwan Strait
Location of Quemoy County (pink) relative to Taiwan (dark grey) and the PRC (light grey)
The U.S. carrier USS Lexington (CVA-16) (top) with a supply ship and USS Marshall (DD-676) (bottom) off Taiwan during the crisis.
F-104As of the 83rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Taoyuan Air Base in September 1958.
The MIM-14 Nike Hercules of the 71st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, U.S Army at Tamsui, Taipei County in 20 October 1958.
August 23 Artillery Battle Museum in Kinmen

Twelve long-range 203 mm M115 howitzer artillery pieces and numerous 155 mm howitzers were transferred from the U.S. Marine Corps to the Army of the Nationalist China.

Bell AH-1 SuperCobra

Twin-engined attack helicopter based on the United States Army's single-engine AH-1 Cobra.

A USMC AH-1W taking off from USS Bataan (LHD-5)
An AH-1T Sea Cobra launching from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2).
A Super Cobra flies past USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) during a Search and Seizure (VBSS) drill in 2009.
Iran Army Aviation AH-1J Cobra
ROCA crew talking with pilot of AH-1W 543 while helicopter warms up
AH-1W on a training mission at the Mojave Spaceport
An AH-1W Super Cobra with the Republic of China Army
AH-1J at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum

The Ministry of National Defense assigned the helicopters to the ROC Army Aviation Training Centre and two Army Aviation attack helicopter brigades.

M60 tank

American second-generation main battle tank .

Original M60 variant on display at the Fort Lewis Military Museum in 2016
A concept design #1 of the XM60 mounting the T123E6 main gun and British styled gun barrel, the newly designed full-vision cupola using the T95E6 turret as preferred by the Ordnance Department.
The M60 production pilot number 1 after completion by Chrysler on 2 July 1959. Note the use of a pedestal mounted M2HB machine gun on the cupola. The turret is traversed to the rear of the tank.
A M60 with AN/VSS-1(V)1 IR searchlight on display at Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, Camp Shelby, Mississippi
M60E1 pilot number 1 during preliminary tests at the Detroit Arsenal Test Center 19 May 1961. The machine guns are not installed.
A US Army M60A1 RISE Passive tank maneuvers through a narrow German village street while participating in REFORGER 1982.
A conceptual drawing of the XM66 with a Type C turret
A M60A1E2 tank prototype with a Type B turret.
An early version of the M60A2 at the AAF Museum
A US M60A3 on Display in Lake Charles, Louisiana in April 2005
Two M60A3 TTSs of the US Army near Giessen, West Germany 1985
A US Army crew aims its M60A3 TTS during NATO Exercise Certain Sentinel 1986. The canvas covered device attached to the main gun is a Hoffman simulator launcher for the MILES system.
General Dynamics Super M60 prototype, 1985
A Magach 7C in Yad la-Shiryon museum, Latrun.
A M60-2000/120S MBT prototype
A Leonardo M60A3 prototype, 2017
An M88 Recovery Vehicle towing an M60 tank for Exercise REFORGER 1978
A 401st TFW (P) M60 seen at Doha, Qatar during the Gulf War of 1991
Marines from Company D, 2nd Tank Battalion, M60A1 main battle tank during a breach exercise in Operation Desert Storm. The tank is fitted with reactive armor and an M9 bulldozer kit.
Excess M60 tanks at Fort Hood Texas, 1994. Note: All the turrets are traversed to the rear of the tank.
A XM1060 ROBAT circa 1982
A Panther MDCV equipped with an M1 MCRS prepares to lead a column of vehicles down a road near McGovern Base, in Bosnia and Herzegovina on May 16, 1996, during Operation Joint Endeavor.
A Turkish M60A1 tank upgraded by Israel Military Industries to M60T Sabra II, in Rishon LeZion, Israel, 2008
A map of M60 operators as of 2021 in blue with former operators in red

In 2005, M60 variants were in service with Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Taiwan and some 20 other nations to varying degrees.

Matsu Islands

Archipelago of 36 islands and islets in the East China Sea governed by the Republic of China (ROC) based in Taiwan, with its location sitting alongside southeastern coast of mainland China.

Map of the historical Fujian Province including the Matsu Islands (1864)
MA-TSU LIEH-TAO (Matsu Islands) including: TUNG-YIN LIEH-TAO (Dongyin), Lang Tao (Liang Island), Ch'ang-hsü Shan (Beigan), Ma-tsu Shan (Nangan), PAI-CH'ÜAN LIEH-TAO (Juguang) "The Nationalist-held islands off the Chinese mainland are nominally a part of Fukien Province, but are presently under military administration." (1962)
Matsu Islands in the upper left of the map on the obverse of the commemorative NT$10 coin celebrating the 50th anniversary of Taiwan's retrocession
Dongju Island
Townships of Lienchiang County
Nangan Township, the seat of Lienchiang County
Liu Cheng-ying, the incumbent Magistrate of Lienchiang County
Lienchiang County Government
Lienchiang County Council
Matsu Nangan Tianhou Temple
Vegetable farming park in Nangan Township
Zhushan Power Plant
Beihai Tunnel in Nangan Township
Dongyong Lighthouse
Matsu Nangan Airport
Fuao Harbor

Chen Pao-yu, Chief of Staff of the Republic of China Army (2019-)

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

Four-blade, twin-engine, medium-lift utility military helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft.

A UH-60 Black Hawk from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of United States Army Europe.
UH-60A Black Hawks over Port Salinas during the invasion of Grenada, 1983. The conflict saw the first use of the UH-60 in combat.
UH-60s equipped with machine guns near An Najaf, Iraq in May 2005.
A view of a UH-60L cockpit
View of cockpit area of a UH-60
Australian Army S-70A-9
A Philippine Air Force S-70i Black Hawk landing at Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base
A Swedish UH-60 landing during a demonstration
A Republic of China Army UH-60M Black Hawk
U.S. Army MH-60L during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993
160th SOAR(A)'s MH-60 DAP fires its 2.75 in rockets on a U.S. Army test range
MH-60M from the 160th SOAR(A) lands aboard the USS Bataan (LHD-5).
VH-60Ns used to transport the President of the United States
Jordanian Air Force UH-60L on lift off
An Austrian Air Force S-70A42 lands in Paznaun valley
A UH-60 of the Brazilian Air Force
An Israeli Air Force UH-60 Yanshuf
A Japan Air Self-Defence Force UH-60JA in flight
A ROCAF S-70C flying above Songshan Air Force Base
Royal Thai Army from the 9th flying unit in Lopburi province
A US Army UH-60M from the 4th Assault Helicopter Battalion

Republic of China Army

Boeing AH-64 Apache

American twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a crew of two.

An AH-64 Apache from the U.S. Army's 101st Aviation Regiment in Iraq
An early Hughes YAH-64 prototype with T-tail
A YAH-64A prototype in 1982
A YAH-64A in 1984
AH-64 Apache in flight
British Apache pilot with IHADSS
AH-64 Apache weapon loadout
AH-64 during an extraction exercise at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo in 2007 with a soldier on the avionics bay.
AH-64 over Baghdad, Iraq on a reconnaissance mission, 2007
IAF AH-64D "Saraph"
UK Army Air Corps Westland WAH-64D Apache Longbow displays at a UK airshow
Royal Netherlands Air Force AH-64D at the Farnborough Airshow, 2006
A Royal Netherlands Air Force AH-64D Apache from the Apache Solo Display Team
Royal Saudi Land Forces AH-64A, 2005
An IAF AH-64E in 2019
Taiwanese AH-64E in 2014
Indonesian Army Aviation AH-64E Guardian in 2018
Two US Army AH-64 Apaches during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019, in Queensland, Australia
Israeli Air Force AH-64A Peten
AH-64E Apache Guardian
A U.S. Army AH-64A Apache aboard USS Nassau (LHA-4) during Joint Shipboard Weapons and Ordnance training
A Hellenic Army AH-64
An AH-64E Apache of the Indian Air Force
A Fuji Heavy Industries license built Apache for the Japanese GSDF
A U.S. Army ski equipped AH-64 training Fort Wainwright, Alaska
An UAEAF Apache conducts deck landing qualifications aboard the USS Fort McHenry.
A Fuji Heavy Industries license built Apache for the Japanese GSDF

Republic of China Army – 29 AH-64Es