F-86 Sabre vs MiG-15: Korea 1950-53 [NOOK Book]

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With the North Korean People's Air Force virtually wiped out in the opening weeks of the Korean War, and the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force not yet ready for combat operations, the Soviets reluctantly allowed their swept-wing MiG-15s to support the communist logistics channels from China into North Korea. The devastating effect of these advanced jet interceptors on American fighter and bomber operations motivated the USAF to counter...

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F-86 Sabre vs MiG-15: Korea 1950-53

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Overview

With the North Korean People's Air Force virtually wiped out in the opening weeks of the Korean War, and the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force not yet ready for combat operations, the Soviets reluctantly allowed their swept-wing MiG-15s to support the communist logistics channels from China into North Korea. The devastating effect of these advanced jet interceptors on American fighter and bomber operations motivated the USAF to counter with its own most cutting-edge jet fighter, the North American Aviation F-86 Sabre.

The stage was set not only for the air battles that made ''MiG Alley'' famous, but also for the next four decades of confrontation between the world's two superpowers in the unrelenting competition between each side's most advanced air superiority fighters of the day in the Middle East, over Vietnam and potentially, if the Cold War turned ''hot'' in Western Europe.

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"Finally, two respected American air historians have taken all of the available sources in hand to attempt to present an honest assessment of the air war and how it was actually fought. As a result, and as Doug Dildy is a retired fighter pilot who "grew up" during the Cold War and was trained based on results of Korea, they have presented a great description of what it was actually like to fly and fight in an F-86 Sabre or MiG-15 in Korea ... The book is clearly written in easy-to-understand terms and does a great job of using examples and facts to show how air combat was conducted ... Overall, if you have any interest in Korean War air combat this book is a great place to start or simply add to your knowledge."
- Cookie Sewell, www.cybermodeler.com

"... a great read and is one of the better volumes in this series. One that I can quite easily recommend to you."
- Scott Van aken, www.modelingmadness.com

"Technical and tactical information about these two classic fighters combine with analysis of their performance in action." —Military Heritage magazine

"Benefiting from newly acquired information from the Russian and Chinese camps, jet age experts Douglas Dildy and Warren Thompson provide an unprecedented comparison of the performance, strengths and weaknesses of the two fighters and the pilots who flew them ... Students of the early jet age should find F-86 Sabre vs MiG-15 an essential addition to Osprey's "Duel" series."
- Aviation Hitsory (March 2014)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780963211
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 267,837
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Doug Dildy is a retired US Air Force colonel. As commander of the 32nd Fighter Squadron, Soesterberg AB, NL, he enforced the No-Fly-Zone over Iraq acquiring over 100 hours of combat time in the F-15.

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.
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