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Re: Soviet Aircraft Types in Korea
> There is a lot more to it than that. The Soviet plane -- nicknamed the
> "Soldier's Airplane" as it was so simple and reliable to maintain -- suffered
> from a lot of serious problems. For one, it could not go supersonic or it
> would literally disintegrate. As a result, it had a speed sensor which would
> deploy its air brakes around M 0.95-0.97. Also, and its biggest failing, was
> that it did not provide for G-suit and as a result its pilots suffered very
> badly. Many pilots were apparently sent home in what they felt was disgrace
> after 75-100 missions due to internal organ damage casued by high-speed
Hmmm..I thought the Russians had copied a G-Suite Design. I never considered the
G-Effects would be dangerous on a jet. After thinking about it and making a few
calculations, the Russian pilots must have flow with a lot of pain. Not to
mention if they survived they had the strongest stomach muscles in the world.
Their internal organs must have ripped, herniated disks, stomachs, muscle
hernias. In fact in calculating forces on the body, a quick hard maneuver 500mph
would rate close to an impact forces. OUCH...
Don Garlits had to retire from Top Fuel Dragracing because or retina detachment
hitting the brakes and parachute. The run retireing him gave him big red and
> Basic reason the Koreans were the "enemy" was that although both sides knew
> who they were fighting at what would have been Top Secret level back then,
> neither one wanted their countires to find out about it. Reason was a big
> fear that it would suck them into a nuclear confrontation neither one wanted.
> (Think about the McCarthy and HUAC hearings, then couple that with confirmed
> knowledge that Soviet pilots were "slaughtering our boys", and what the
> national reaction would have been.)
This is an interesting comment. I wonder if McCarthy was allowed to continue on
just to distract the populace on a focusing home issue.
> The real fight in Korea seems to have been (chime in here, Joe, Mark, and
> others) who got to control the influence over NORTH Korea, not SOUTH Korea.
> Neither Stalin nor Mao seemed to want to have anything to do with Kim Il
> Sung, who they appear to have looked at as a maverick and a jerk) but neither
> one wanted the other to have Kim in their sphere of control, either. Game
> went to checkmate when Stalin died in the spring of 1953.
Cookie..I thought Kruchev was right there with Mao. NK was supplied with more
Mig 17's and 15's
> Cookie Sewell