Sabres Over MiG Alley: The F-86 and the Battle for Air Superiority in Korea

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Naval Institute Press, 2005 - History - 318 pages
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This is the story of the first jet versus jet war, the largest in number of victories and losses, and one of the few military bright spots in the Korean War. It tells how an outnumbered force of F-86 Sabres limited by range and restricted by the rules of engagement, decisively defeated its foe. Based on the latest scholarship, author Kenneth Werrell uses previously untapped sources and interviews with sixty former F-86 pilots to explore new aspects of the subject and shed light on controversies previously neglected. For example, he found much greater violation of the Yalu River than thus far has appeared in the published materials. The F-86 became a legend in "The Forgotten War" because of its performance and beauty, but most of all, because of its record in combat.

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Kenneth P. Werrell is a retired professor of history, former US Air Force pilot, and author of several books, including Chasing the Silver Bullet: U.S. Air Force Weapons Development from Vietnam to Desert Storm and Blankets of Fire: U.S. Bombers over Japan During World War II. He lives in Virginia.

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