F-80 Shooting Star Units over Korea

F-80 Shooting Star Units over Korea

Frontline Colour
  • Author: Warren Thompson
  • Publication Date: 25 Jun 2001
  • ISBN: 9781841762258
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 128
Users in the USA and Canada please select your location at the top of this page to see prices in your currency. Users in the UK and the Rest of the World will be billed in GBP.

Availability: Out of stock

$19.95

About this Product

The USAF's first successful jet fighter, the F-80 actually made a name for itself in combat as a strike bomber during the Korean War. A Shooting Star also shot down the first MiG-15 lost during the campaign in what is believed to have been the world's first ever jet-versus-jet engagement. Read in this volume how the 8th and 49th Fighter Bomber Wings in Korea, F-80Cs completed an amazing 98,515, combat sorties, shot down 37 aircraft (including six MiG-15s), dropped 33,266 US tons of bombs and fired off 80,935 air-to-ground rockets. Aside from the fighter-bomber F-80C, photo-recce RF-80A/Cs and 'hack' two-seat T-33s are also featured.

Biographical Note

Warren Thompson has written three books on the Korean War for Osprey in the past, including the best-selling ‘Korean War Aces' in the Aircraft of the Aces series. He is also an official historian of the P-61 aircrew association.

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Close