Sabres Over MiG Alley

Sabres Over MiG Alley

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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 qThe Forgotten Warq because of its performance and beauty, but most of all, because of its record in combat.... Korean War aces meet with him and a€œvigorouslya€ recommended that the radar gunsight be removed from the F-86. ... Vandenberg directed that both the APCC and FEAF compare the radar ranging A-1C sight with the manual ranging Mk 18 anbsp;...

Title:Sabres Over MiG Alley
Author: Kenneth P. Werrell
Publisher:Naval Institute Press - 2013-06-11

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