North American F 86 Sabrejet Day Fighters

Author: David Menard
Editor: Specialty PressPub & Wholesalers
ISBN: 9780933424661
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This top-flight series provides a review of the world's most exciting combat aircraft.

Almanac Of American Military History

Author: Spencer Tucker
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598845306
Size: 10,24 MB
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This almanac provides a comprehensive, chronological overview of all American military history, serving as the standard reference work of its type. * Biographies of 270 key individuals in American military history * Over 50 documents with introductions * 200 charts

Sabres Over Mig Alley

Author: Kenneth P. Werrell
Editor: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612513441
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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.

Instruments Of War Weapons And Technologies That Have Changed History

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836558
Size: 14,92 MB
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This highly detailed and well-illustrated single-volume work documents the evolution of warfare across history through weaponry and technological change. • Contains more than 260 entries of weapons and technological changes • Features 25 sidebars that provide interesting insights as to the employment of the weapons and changes • Appropriate for students in high school, college, and military academies as well as general readers interested in the history of weaponry • Provides a bibliography and index

Unforgotten Hero

Author: Jim Escalle
Editor: Traylor House Publishers
ISBN: 0988785137
Size: 19,22 MB
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Unforgotten Hero tells the captivating life story of Second Lieutenant Jimmy L. Escalle, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who became missing in action during the Korean War. Growing up in a small farming town in California’s San Joaquin Valley during the 1930s and 1940s, Jim was a devoted son, a caring older brother, a talented athlete, and a young man of moral character who always put others first. He started high school as the Second World War was at its peak, and graduated during a time of transition within America and around the world. He had always wanted to fly airplanes someday, and with the introduction of jet propulsion during his high school years, he dreamed of becoming a jet pilot. Called to serve his country after the Korean War began, his dream became a reality when he joined the Air Force and eventually got the opportunity to fly the F-86 Sabre, regarded as the most advanced jet fighter of its time. Soon after arriving in Korea he went on his first missions, which were MiG Alley sweeps. However, since Jim was assigned to a fighter-bomber squadron, the majority of his combat missions were air-to-ground. These were the most dangerous missions. In Korea, more pilots had been killed or listed as MIA due to being shot down by ground fire rather than enemy aircraft. For Jim, this fact was realized only five weeks before the armistice was signed. He paid the ultimate price for freedom when he disappeared while on a combat mission over North Korea and was never seen or heard from again.

Air Warfare An International Encyclopedia A L

Author: Walter J. Boyne
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576073459
Size: 19,38 MB
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Written by more than 100 international scholars and experts, this encyclopedia chronicles the individuals, equipment, and drama of nearly a century of aerial combat.

North American F 86d K L Sabre Dog

Author: Ray Wagner
Editor:
ISBN: 9780942612998
Size: 18,94 MB
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The second book in the Air Force Legends series is the North American F-86D/K/L "Sabre Dog." The importance of this single seat all-weather bomber/interceptor has been always overshadowed by the Korean War vintage F-86A/E/F series of day fighters. Production of F-86D's alone accounted for 2,506 aircraft. Although un-glamorous compared to its day fighter brother, the "Dog" was responsible for several world speed records. The F-86D/K.L will be covered in two volumes; this, the first, will cover its design, testing, and structures. The second volume will cover squadron service and markings, both foreign and domestic.

A Global Chronology Of Conflict

Author: Spencer Tucker
Editor: Abc-clio
ISBN: 9781851096671
Size: 15,40 MB
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This six-volume, chronologically organized reference offers concise entries of major military actions and related events from the earliest recorded conflicts to the present.

North American Xb 70a Valkyrie

Author: Dennis R. Jenkins
Editor: Specialty PressPub & Wholesalers
ISBN: 9781580070560
Size: 11,32 MB
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This top-flight series provides a review of the world's most exciting combat aircraft.

Convair B 36 Peacemaker

Author: Dennis R. Jenkins
Editor: Specialty PressPub & Wholesalers
ISBN: 9781580070607
Size: 20,84 MB
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Details six- and ten-engined monsters of the 1950s. Coverage includes tech manual excerpts, engineering drawings, structural and power plant review, cutaway drawings, and pilot analysis.