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F-86 Sabre Fighter-Bomber Units over Korea: Frontline Color 1
     

F-86 Sabre Fighter-Bomber Units over Korea: Frontline Color 1

by Warren Thompson
 
The exploits of F-86 fighter-bombers in Korea never received quite the same attention as those of their F-86 fighter-interceptor brethren. However, these "mud-moving" Sabres sported impressive capabilities: they could carry two 1,000-pound bombs, two 120-gallon external fuel tanks, and 1,800 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition to any point in North Korea. And unlike

Overview

The exploits of F-86 fighter-bombers in Korea never received quite the same attention as those of their F-86 fighter-interceptor brethren. However, these "mud-moving" Sabres sported impressive capabilities: they could carry two 1,000-pound bombs, two 120-gallon external fuel tanks, and 1,800 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition to any point in North Korea. And unlike other Western aircraft, fighter-bomber Sabres could handle the MiG-15 threat without a dedicated fighter escort.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855329294
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Series:
Frontline Color Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.21(w) x 9.71(h) x 0.32(d)

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.

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