F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wing

F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wing cover

F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wing

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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. They also were the dominating MiG killer outfit with the USAF.

Table of Contents

The Early Days/MIG tactics encountered/Profiling the 4th Sabre Aces/Personal accounts of MIG kills by the Aces/Appendices

Product details

Published Aug 29 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841769967
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 80 b/w; 20 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 72
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Warren Thompson

Warren Thompson has been an avid military aviati…

Illustrator

Mark Styling

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