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Air War Korea Hardcover – February 1, 1998


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International (February 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076030551X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760305515
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,143,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Ryan on June 29, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This fascinating book tells the story of the planes and pilots who fought for air supremacy over Korea from June 1950 through July 1953. The experiences of early jet-to-jet combat as well as close air support and strategic bombing are told in chronological order and illustrated with dozens of B&W as well as color photographs, including many two page spreads.
Some of battle recaps are amazing. Many times 20, 40, 60 or more North Korean/Chinese/Soviet Mig-15s came up to battle F-86s and other "UN" fighters in extended battles over hundreds of square miles. B-29s were attacked by Migs despite jet escorts and there was lots of danger, day and night, from AAA and other ground fire. The USAF was never able to take air supremacy for granted.
There are appendixes listing all the "aces" (the only US Navy ace flew a WWII left over F4U Corsair to shoot down North Korean biplanes!), other notable pilots (future astronauts, etc.) and order of battle listing all USAF, US Navy and British Commonwealth units and the planes they flew. The emphasis is fully on the "UN" side of the war (mostly USAF, but some sections on US Navy and land and carrier based British and Australian units), with virtually no photographs (except gun camera shots) of Communist aircraft and very little about their pilots.
Highly recommended to Korean War and aerial combat buffs, veterans and military historians.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 1, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Robert Jackson's latest publication on the Korean conflict gives the reader an overview of accounts with regard to the aerial activity which took place over the Korean peninsula during 1950-'53. The original colour photographs give the reader a superb visual content of the various aircraft types used, from L-5 FAC aircraft to the F-86. Would like to see a little more content relating to 77 Sqn. Royal Australian Air Force, as they were part of the USAFs 5th AF in that region, but none the less, a publication worth owning for anyone interested in the Korean air conflict. Is divided into sections: 1950, '51, '52, '53. and excellent reviews of Task Force 77, USN. Hope to see more on the Korean air conflict, a very under-rated and under-researched field.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By linclark@netten.net Horace W. Clark on March 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Having served with the 8th FBG, I found this account of "our" activities to not only help me better understand the "big picture", but brought back many memories of the fine people with whom I served. I've read several accounts of the Korean War and none of them gave the various air forces more than superficial mention. The photos were terrific, also! Thanks to the author and to you for making this available.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By V. Masidlauskas on January 21, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is the brilliant for military aircraft history collection. High quality issue, a lot of beautiful photos, attractive and informative text, reasonable explanation of historical facts and conditions. I had a wonderful time with this book.
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