MiG Alley

The US Air Force in Korea, 1950–53

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Description

Following the end of the Korean War, the prevailing myth in the West was that of the absolute supremacy of US Air Force pilots and aircraft over their Soviet-supplied opponents. The claims of the 10:1 victory-loss ratio achieved by the US Air Force fighter pilots flying the North American F-86 Sabre against their communist adversaries, among other such fabrications, went unchallenged until the end of the Cold War, when Soviet records of the conflict were finally opened.

Packed with first-hand accounts and covering the full range of US Air Force activities over Korea, MiG Alley brings the war vividly to life and the record is finally set straight on a number of popular fabrications. Thomas McKelvey Cleaver expertly threads together US and Russian sources to reveal the complete story of this bitter struggle in the Eastern skies.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: A Sunday Surprise
Chapter Two: A Fighting Retreat
Chapter Three: A New Enemy
Chapter Four: The Other Side
Chapter Five: Messerschmitt Vs. Focke-Wulf Over The Yalu
Chapter Six: Year Of The Honcho
Chapter Seven: Black Thursday
Chapter Eight: The Hydro-Electric Campaign
Chapter Nine: Invaders
Chapter Ten: Fighter-Bombers
Chapter Eleven: The Nuclear Threat
Chapter Twelve: Final Battles
Conclusions

Product details

Published Nov 28 2019
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 336
ISBN 9781472836069
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 32pp plate section in b&w
Series General Aviation
Short code GNA
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

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