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Re: Soviet Aircraft Types in Korea
Hard to keep track.
BTW I was born in 1951 May13th.
Kinda interesting what was going on while I was forming in to a baby.
The books I have read all indicate battles engagning several hundred Migs.
Something on the order from 2 to 1 to 10 to 1 odds.
During the Honcho era, from the accounts on both sides, it appears to be a
1:1 air kill ratio.
The Migs capped the slower F80 and F84 easier, but seem to get thier fair
share of F86's
What is your take on this data?
One other question. The F84 seemed to fair better then the F80.
The F84 seemed to have a better climb then the F86 but cannot get clear
comparisons from any of the US AC on each performance envelope.
Based on top speed the F84 should have done better.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diego Zampini" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: Soviet Aircraft Types in Korea
> >So were most of the airbattles with the Koreans or Chinese or Russians in
> As Cookie already told you, along 1951 the Soviet MiG-15 pilots were who
> primarly engaged the F-86/F-84/F-80 and B-29s. Between April and May 1951
> the task was performed by only 2 regiments (176 Guards and 196) of the 324
> Division, commanded by Ivan Kozhedub, and since June they were reinforced
> 3 more regiments (17, 18 Guards and 523) of the 303 division -CO: Georgii
> Lobov- and all those 5 regiments stayed in Korea until January 1952. Until
> September 1951 the CO of the 64 Corp was I.V.Belov, and Georgii Lobov took
> the command in October (his succesor as 303 Division's commander was A.
> Was during this time when the USAF found the biggest amount of "Honchos"
> (experienced MiG-15 pilots) over the "MiG Alley".
> Diego Zampini.
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