CRIMSON SKY: Air Battles Over Korea. When the first Soviet MiG-15s swept down from Manchuria in 1950, Americans aviators received a shock. In the end, only the F-86 Sabrejet could compete. --40% DISCOUNT--
The skies over Korea were in truth crimson, with the blood of brave American men who flew under extraordinary handicaps.
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CRIMSON SKY: The Air Battle Over Korea. When the first Soviet MiG-15s swept down from Manchuria in 1950, American aviators in F-80s, Panthers and Corsairs received a shock. This captivating work reveals the extraordinary skill & heroism of American pilots who overcame the handicap of slower, lower-flying ships to dominate the skies of Korea. In the end, only the F-86 Sabrejet could stay in the air with the MiGs.
A detailed examination of the most interesting aerial actions of the war including Carlson' Canyon - Yak-9s vs. F-82s - air rescue.
The CRIMSON SKY examines in detail twenty of the most interesting aerial actions of the Korean War, including the first air rescue of a downed pilot, the Battle of Carlson?s Canyon, and some of the most spectacular MiG Alley sorties flown by the F-86 aces. More than exciting accounts of military missions, The Crimson Sky is about the people who flew them, about their experiences and emotions as they performed dangerous duty a half century ago.
Puts the reader into the cockpits of F-86 Sabrejets and other famous aircraft. Covers a cross section of mission types.
224 pages + 30 photos.