F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War

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Now told for the first time, this is the story of the US Navy and Marine Corps F-4U squadrons that flew the venerable Corsair in combat against the North Koreans. Although outclassed by the new generation of jet fighters and chiefly used in the close air support role, a number of Corsairs were sent up against the night raiders that North Korea sortied over UN lines after dark, and it was in an F4U-5N nightfighter that Lt Guy Bordelon became the US Navy's sole ace of the conflict. Including dozens of Corsair ...
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Overview

Now told for the first time, this is the story of the US Navy and Marine Corps F-4U squadrons that flew the venerable Corsair in combat against the North Koreans. Although outclassed by the new generation of jet fighters and chiefly used in the close air support role, a number of Corsairs were sent up against the night raiders that North Korea sortied over UN lines after dark, and it was in an F4U-5N nightfighter that Lt Guy Bordelon became the US Navy's sole ace of the conflict. Including dozens of Corsair pilots' unpublished accounts of the hard-fought air war over Korea, this book also features extensive appendices that list every unit deployment and details of Corsairs lost in the war. The author has also amassed an impressive collection of original and rare photographs for this volume, making it one of the most profusely illustrated in the Combat Aircraft series to date.
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"You would expect to have a lot of 'There I was' stories in the book and you'll find them here. These add a great deal of interest and allow the reader to see what combat was like during the conflict. The images chosen are superb and as color photography was coming into more widespread use, many of the images are in full color. There is also the usual profiles section that we've come to expect in Osprey aviation books. Overall, it is an excellent addition to the series and a book that no Corsair or Korean War enthusiast should miss." -Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (April 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846034114
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Series: Combat Aircraft Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 706,208
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Early Days 8

Chapter 2 Push to the Yalu 19

Chapter 3 Naval Operations 29

Chapter 4 Marine Corps Operations 51

Chapter 5 Nightfighter Operations 77

Appendices 87

Colour Plates Commentary 90

Index 96

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