1st Fighter Aviation Division (People's Liberation Army Air Force)
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The 1st Fighter Aviation Division is a military formation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force. It is headquartered at Anshan Air Base in the Shenyang Military Region. The unit is equipped with Chengdu J-10, Shenyang J-8 and Shenyang J-11 fighters. PLA-AF fighter divisions generally consist of about 17,000 personnel and 70-120 aircraft.
GlobalSecurity.org notes that the 1st Fighter Division traces its heritage to the 10th Regiment, 4th Pursuit Brigade which in late October 1950 became the 10th Regiment, 4th Division. By March 1956 the 10th Regiment was relocated to Anshan Airbase, Liaoning Province and was reorganised as the 1st Division.
1st Fighter Division sub units:
- 1st Regiment (J-11)
- 2nd Regiment (Chifeng)(J-10 aircraft replaced Chengdu J-7s in 2007)
- 3rd Regiment (J-8)
- GlobalSecurity.org, 1st Fighter Division, verified October 2011
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- 1st Fighter Division at SinoDefense
- PLAAF Order of Battle at Scramble Magazine - Dutch Aviation Society
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