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"Well printed at an adequate size to reveal the details, [the photographs] are a sure-fire inspiration for models of spectacular Sabres from this rather overlooked conflict... Osprey's book is excellent value for money and deserves a place on the shelves of anyone interested in early jet combat." -Rowan Baylis, AeroScale

"[An] account of [the F-86's] operations in the Korean conflict with the 51st Fighter Wing is an essential for any student of air warfare." -Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com

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Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces series combines full colour artwork, the best archival contemporary photography, and first hand accounts from aces to bring history's greatest airborne conflicts to life.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: British Archaeological Reports (May 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841769959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841769950
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,635,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Michael OConnor TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 14, 2006
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Warren Thompson can lay claim to being THE historian of the Korean air war. In the last 15 years he has written many fine, well-researched and well-illustrated books on various aspects of that long-ago war for Osprey, Specialty Press, etc. along with articles for 'Airpower,' 'Flight Journal' and other mags.

In this Osprey 'Aircraft of the Aces' book he chronicles the combat exploits of the 51st FW from late 1951 to war's end. The 51st was 'Brand X,' the second F-86 wing to go into combat but its pilots were second-to-none in killing MiGs. Wing aces included 'Gabby' Gabreski, the unit's first CO, Bill Whisner, Cecil Foster, Hal Fischer and top ace Joe McConnell. Thompson does a marvelous job of charting the wing's combats, including many first-person narratives from the MiG killers themselves that put the reader right in the cockpit.

Visually the book is a delight with many color photos and 14 pages of color profiles including 3 pages of nose art close-ups by Mark Styling. Very nicely done!

All in all, it's a fine tribute to the fighter jocks of the 51st FW well worth the $20.95 price tag.
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By Helmut Jensen on January 22, 2015
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I met one of the service members while camping last summer. Amazing man.
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By Patric RIVAL on March 16, 2015
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Good item, good shipping.. everything fine.. Thanks
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By Bilco41 on March 19, 2015
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Interesting
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James A Miller on April 2, 2013
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Very interesting and helpful to understand the reasons various missions were flown. Fairly good knowledge of the pilots themselv
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