Book ID: CBB876595867

Korean Air War: Sabres, MiGs and Meteors, 1950–53 (2021)


Michael Napier (Author)

Osprey Publishing

Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 320
Language: English

The Korean War holds a unique place in aviation history. It saw the first large-scale jet-versus-jet combat and it was the first military action of the Cold War, fought by both the newly independent United States Air Force and the recently formed Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force. In a meticulously researched volume, former RAF Tornado pilot Michael Napier unravels the complex narrative of events, describing the course of operations in the air and the major campaigns of the land war. He examines in detail the air power of the major combatants, which included North and South Korea, the UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa as well as China, the USA and the USSR. Packed with stunning contemporary images and including first-hand combat reports, Korean Air War is a groundbreaking exploration of a much forgotten conflict, which nevertheless provided lessons about the organization and prosecution of modern aerial warfare that remain relevant through to the present day.

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Review Steven D. Ellis (2021) Review of "Korean Air War: Sabres, MiGs and Meteors, 1950–53". Air Power History (p. 66). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Leo Marriott
Jim Laurier
Martin W. Bowman
Gareth Hector
Mark C. Wilkins
Peter Mersky
Air Power History
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
Journal of Military History
Pen and Sword Books
Osprey Publishing
Cornell University Press
Naval Institute Press
Technology and war; technology and the military
Aircraft; airplanes
Military technology
Fighter planes
Development of technology; change in technology
Cold War
Boyd, John Richard
Eisenhower, Dwight David
LeMay, Curtis Emerson
Time Periods
20th century, late
20th century
21st century
20th century, early
United States
Soviet Union
United States Air Force (USAF)
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
United States. Department of Defense

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