F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wing

F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wing

by Warren Thompson
     
 

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The entry of the United State's premier jet interceptor into the Korean War was triggered by the ever-increasing presence of the Soviet-built MiG-15 south of the Yalu River. The possibility of the USAF losing air supremacy over the Korean Peninsula was unacceptable. The 4th Fighter Wing got the call for combat in Korea. They were made up of a combination of new

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The entry of the United State's premier jet interceptor into the Korean War was triggered by the ever-increasing presence of the Soviet-built MiG-15 south of the Yalu River. The possibility of the USAF losing air supremacy over the Korean Peninsula was unacceptable. The 4th Fighter Wing got the call for combat in Korea. They were made up of a combination of new pilots right out of jet training and the older combat veterans of World War II vintage. This combination of pilot types wrote and re-wrote the text books on jet warfare. Of the 40 jet aces that the war produced, the 4th Wing boasted 24 of them. This book details these incredible pilots and the planes they flew.

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“Overall, a superb read and an excellent reference that I can recommend without reserve.” —Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com

“Both words and pictures are, as always, strongly recommended, and the Sabre must be among the top five iconic fighters.” —Mike McEvoy, Scale Aircraft Modelling

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472802125
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
02/20/2013
Series:
Aircraft of the Aces , #72
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
21 MB
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Meet the Author

Warren Thompson has been an avid military aviation historian and editor for over 40 years and his personal reference collection includes thousands of photos and detailed interviews with over 2,000 pilots and aircrew members. He has had 25 books published including three books on the Korean War for Osprey. His book Korean War Aces in the Aircraft of the Aces series was a bestseller. He lives in Tennessee, USA.

Mark Styling has illustrated several books in both the Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. He has produced some of the best profiles Osprey has used to date in Combat Aircraft 18: B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eigth Air Force' (part 1) and Combat Aircraft 22: Mitsubishi Type 1 Rikko Betty Units of World War 2. He is based in Dorset, UK.
Warren Thompson has been an avid military aviation historian and editor for over 40 years and his personal reference collection includes thousands of photos and detailed interviews with over 2,000 pilots and aircrew members. He has had 25 books published including three books on the Korean War for Osprey. His book Korean War Aces in the Aircraft of the Aces series was a bestseller.

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