|Other Retailer||Price Checked Time||Their Price in AUD||Our Price|
|Amazon UK||4 days ago||35.86||$22.52||You save $13.34|
|Amazon US||3 days ago||32.48||$22.52||You save $9.96|
Introduction /Chronology /Design and Development /Technical Specifications /The Strategic Situation /The Combatants /Combat /Statistics and Analysis /Aftermath /Bibliography /Index
In 1950-53 two of the world's finest jet fighters - the Soviet MiG-15 and the US F-86 Sabre - fought a savage air-superiority campaign in "MiG Alley," as the hotly contested airspace over the border between North Korea and China came to be known. For the first time, this absorbing book provides a fully objective, balanced description and appraisal of these air battles - with enlightening discussion of the relative merits of each type - for the military-aviation enthusiast and historian.
Doug Dildy is a retired US Air Force colonel who spent nine years of his 26-year career in Western Europe and retired with approximately 3,200 hours of fast jet time, almost half of that as an F-15 Eagle pilot. As commander of the 32nd Fighter Squadron, Soesterberg AB, NL, he enforced the No-Fly-Zone over Iraq acquiring over 100 hours of combat time in the F-15. Warren Thompson has been an avid military aviation historian and editor for over 40 years and his personal reference collection includes thousands of photos and detailed interviews with over 2,000 pilots and aircrew members. He has had more than 25 books published including several on the Korean War for Osprey. Warren Thompson has been an avid military aviation historian and editor for over 40 years and his personal reference collection includes thousands of photos and detailed interviews with over 2,000 pilots and aircrew members. He has had 25 books published including three books on the Korean War for Osprey. His book Korean War Aces in the Aircraft of the Aces series was a bestseller. WIEK LUIJKEN is an artist based in England but born and raised in the Netherlands. He has been a professional artist and director for more than 20 years. Aviation has been a big part of his life since childhood.
"Benefiting from newly acquired information from the Russian and Chinese camps, jet age experts Douglas Dildy and Warren Thompson provide an unprecedented comparison of the performance, strengths and weaknesses of the two fighters and the pilots who flew them ... Students of the early jet age should find F-86 Sabre vs MiG-15 an essential addition to Osprey's 'Duel' Series." --Aviation Hitsory (March 2014) "Technical and tactical information about these two classic fighters combine with analysis of their performance in action." --Military Heritage magazine "Finally, two respected American air historians have taken all of the available sources in hand to attempt to present an honest assessment of the air war and how it was actually fought. As a result, and as Doug Dildy is a retired fighter pilot who grew up during the Cold War and was trained based on results of Korea, they have presented a great description of what it was actually like to fly and fight in an F-86 Sabre or MiG-15 in Korea ... The book is clearly written in easy-to-understand terms and does a great job of using examples and facts to show how air combat was conducted ... Overall, if you have any interest in Korean War air combat this book is a great place to start or simply add to your knowledge." --Cookie Sewell, www.cybermodeler.com ..". a great read and is one of the better volumes in this series. One that I can quite easily recommend to you." --Scott Van aken, www.modelingmadness.com