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B-29 Superfortress Units of the Korean War
Dorr, Robert F.
ISBN: 1841766542
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM42, 67 B&W photos, 39 colour profiles, 54 colour nose art illustrations, 9 1/96 scale drawings. This book is the story of a majestic bomber of the propeller era flying perilous combat missions against a sleek, nimble warplane of the jet age, the Soviet MiG-15. A very heavy bomber and a sky giant during World War 2, at that time the B-29 was the most advanced combat aircraft in the world. By the time North Korea attacked its southern neighbour in 1950, the B-29 had been reclassified a medium bomber. Many of its crew members had fought their war and settled down to raise families and begin careers only to be recalled to fight another war on a distant Asian peninsula.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001785  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F-86 Sabre
Bowman, Martin W.
ISBN: 184037411X
Airlife Publishing  2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, 87 photos, 23 colour illustrations. With its distinctive wail it is remembered from the 1950s for its air superiority in the Korean War where it tangled with Russia's MiG-15 in the first jet vs jet combats. It was the first experience of high seppd jet flight for the NATO air forces and it closed the gap with the previously superior Soviet jet fighters. The design borrowed heavily from WWII German high speed flight research but was truly a pilot's aeroplane. Covers the Development and Prototypes, Operational History, Pilot Testimonies, Variants, Nations that flew it, Weapons, Production details, Specifications, Model Kits, and Further Readings.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002225  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wing
Thompson, Warren
ISBN: 9781841769967
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, 86 photos, 65 color photos, 6 1/48 scale diagrams. ACE72. The entry of the United State’s premier jet interceptor into the Korean War was triggered by the ever-increasing presence of the Soviet-built MiG-15 south of the Yalu River. The possibility of the USAF losing air supremacy over the Korean Peninsula was unacceptable. The 4th Fighter Wing got the call for combat in Korea. They were made up of a combination of new pilots right out of jet training and the older combat veterans of World War II vintage. This combination of pilot types wrote and re-wrote the text books on jet warfare. Of the 40 jet aces that the war produced, the 4th Wing boasted 24 of them. This book details these incredible pilots and the planes they flew. Contents: The Early Days; MIG tactics encountered; Profiling the 4th Sabre Aces; Personal accounts of MIG kills by the Aces; Appendices.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002481  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F-86 Sabre Aces of the 51st Fighter Wing
Thompson, Warren
ISBN: 9781841769950
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, 92 photos, 65 color profiles, 6 1/48 scale diagrams. ACE70. The 51st Fighter Wing initially flew the F-80C in the Korean War, but in 1951, the 51st brought in high-scoring World War 2 ace Colonel Francis Gabreski to assume command when it converted from the F-80 over to the newly arrived F-86E. His recruits included his elite 4th Wing pilots, and by the end of the war, the 51st had two pilots who achieved the status of 'Double Ace' as well as the highest scoring ace of the war, Joe McConnell. This book describes the 51st Wing’s tenure with the Sabre that led to their high scoring sprees of 1953. Contents: Flying the New 'E' Model Sabres; Sabre Tactics Versus MiG Tactics; Profiling the 51st Wing Sabre Aces; Personal Accounts of MiG Kills by the Aces; Appendices.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002480  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F-86 Sabre Vs MiG-15: Korea, 1950-53
Dildy, Douglas
ISBN: 9781780963198
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE50. As the routed North Korean People's Army (NKPA) withdrew into the mountainous reaches of their country and the People's Republic of China (PRC) funneled in its massive infantry formations in preparation for a momentous counter-offensive in the last months of 1950, both lacked adequate air power to challenge US and UN air supremacy over both the battlefields and the logistics channels from China into North Korea. Reluctantly, Josef Stalin agreed to provide the requisite air cover, introducing the superior swept-wing MiG-15 to counter the American's straight-wing F-80 jets and to repel the United States Air Force (USAF) B-29 bomber formations that were interdicting the PRC's flow of troops and supplies into North Korea. This in turn prompted the USAF, against its conventional wisdom of retaining its first-line air-defence fighters to face Soviet air forces across the 'Iron Curtain' in Europe, to deploy its very best - the F-86A Sabre - to counter this threat. Thus began a two-and-a-half-year struggle in the skies over a corner of North Korea known as "MiG Alley." In this period, the unrelenting campaign for aerial superiority witnessed the introduction of successive models of these two revolutionary jets - the MiG-15bis, the F-86E, and eventually the F-86F - into combat. It also saw the transition of operational leadership on the communist side from the Soviet "volunteers" to the newly formed Chinese PLAAF air divisions, and witnessed the re-introduction of the NKPAF, with its "just trained" MiG-15 units, into the air-combat arena. This meticulously researched study not only provides technical descriptions of the two types and their improved variants, complete with a "fighter pilot's assessment" of these aircraft, but also chronicles the entire scope of their aerial duel in "MiG Alley" by employing the recollections of the surviving combatants - including Russian, Chinese, and North Korean pilots - who participated.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007724  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War
Thompson, Warren
ISBN: 9781846034114
Osprey Publishing  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM78. The definitive account of F-4 Corsair Units deployed in the Korean War, this book tells the story of the 26 US Navy Squadrons, most of which were carrier based, and the 6 Marine Corps F-4 squadrons that flew combat missions against the North Koreans. Drawing from a vast repository of personal interviews with F-4 pilots, the author paints a harrowing picture of the deadly combat of this often forgotten air war. Included in this volume is the story of Lt Guy Bordelon, the US Navy's sole ace of the Korean War, who flew an F4U-5N night-fighter against the night raiders sent up by the Korean Air force. Backing up the text is a vast number of previously unpublished private photographs that bring the stories of these pilots to life. Finally the book contains extensive appendices that detail every unit deployment by carrier, air group, Corsair model and tail code. Also included is a detailed list noting every Corsair lost in the war, with tail number, pilot, date of loss and the unit.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003587  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F9F Panther Units of the Korean War
Thompson, Warren
ISBN: 9781782003502
Osprey Pub Co  2014 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM103. In 1948 the USAF, Marine Corps and US Navy were concentrating on converting over to an all-jet force. When the Korean War started in June 1950, the USAF had built up a sizable jet force in the Far East, while the US Navy was in the early stages of getting F9F Panthers operational as replacements for its piston-engined F8F Bearcats. At about this time, the Marine Corps had also begun using the Panthers in limited numbers. Operating from aircraft carriers off the Korean coast, F9Fs helped stop the North Korean invasion within two weeks of the communists crossing the 38th Parallel. The Panthers, escorting carrier-based AD Skyraiders and F4U Corsairs, penetrated as far north as Pyongyang, where they bombed and strafed targets that the North Koreans thought were out of range. The Panthers also took the battle all the way to the Yalu River, long before the MiG-15s became a threat. The F9F's basic tasking was aerial supremacy and combat air patrols, but they also excelled in bombing and strafing attacks.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008146  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Korean War Aces: Aircraft of the Aces
Dorr, Robert F.
ISBN: 1855325012
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 1995 
 Soft Cover New book, 99 pages, ACE04. The first virtually all-jet war, the conflict in Korea saw F-86 Sabres of the USAF take on MiG-15s of the North Korean and Chinese air forces. Although the Allied pilots were initially taken aback by the ability of the communist fighter in combat, sound training and skilful leadership soon enabled Sabre pilots to dominate the dogfights over the Yalu River. In all 39 F-86 pilots achieved ace status, and a number of these are profiled in this volume, as are notable pilots from the US Navy, Marine Corps and Royal Navy and, for the first time, the handful of MiG-15 aces. Also includes 56 full colour plates of the Aces aircrafts.   As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001337  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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MiG-15 All Variants
Gordon, Y, Skala, S
ISBN: 8090070868
4+ Publishing  1997 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages. The ubiquitous Soviet swept-wing fighter which first appeared during the Korean War. Contents: 60 colour, 193 b/w photos, 1/72 and 1/48 scale plans, type history and technical description, production overview, 4 pages camouflage profiles, cutaway drawing, pull-out poster, cockpit interior drawings, camouflage details, armament & equipment description.  As New
Price: $39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003462  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Mustangs over Korea: The North American F-51 at War 1950-1953
McLaren, David R.
ISBN: 0764307215
Schiffer Pub Ltd Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 1999 
 Hard Cover New book, 184 pages, slight rubbing wear to jacket, 200 + photos. This is a documentary history of one of the most famous fighters ever built during a historically almost unrecognized was. Flown by four air forces in support of the United Nations, the F-51 Mustang dropped more napalm and fired more rockets than any other aircraft during that conflict - and in the process suffered the highest number of losses. Told is the story of the bravery of the fighter bomber pilots in the serious air-to-mud war against horrendous anti-aircraft fire, and also the first swirling air battles against the vaunted Mig-15.   As New/Good
Price: $84.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002968  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Soviet MiG-15 Aces of the Korean War
Krylov, Leonid; Tepsurkaev, Yuriy
ISBN: 9781846032998
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, 72 photos, 36 color profiles, 8 1/72 scale drawings. ACE82. The Soviet Union began assisting the People's Republic of China in its establishment of a modern air force in 1950, when Soviet Air Force regiments were sent to train local pilots. China's involvement in the Korean War in late October 1950 inevitably drew Soviet pilots into the war, with a total of 52 Soviet pilots scoring five or more victories there. The history of these covert actions has been a long-buried secret and this book is the first English publication to detail the only instance when the Cold War became 'hot'. This book uncovers Soviet combat experiences during the Korean War from detailed unit histories and rare first-hand account. With access to extensive Russian archives, the authors offer an enthralling insight into an air war that has been largely covered up and neglected. Illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and detailed full colour profiles, this book is a unique opportunity to read about an often-forgotten aspect of the Cold War. Contents: Motives for the Soviet Air Force's participation in the Korean War; Reasons for considerable exaggeration of kills claimed by Soviet pilots, compared with real losses to UN forces; Initial participation of Soviet pilots in the Korean War; Establishment of the 64th IAK; Combat employment; Combat operations of La-11 night interceptors of the 351st IAP; First success of MiG-15bis nightfighters.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005604  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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