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RE: July 4 1952
>From the sound of the battle, the Russins did not see the Panthers coming.
Sounds liked they were bounced and little dogfighting actually occurred.
The 4-20mm the Navy used in their fighters would do serious work on a Mig if
With our aiming systems a quick burst was al that was needed.
According to the statistics the F9F had the same top speed as the F80 and
F84 and an equally stable gun platform.
Did the Navy have many ar battles. It seemed that they were doing mostly
Some books say the Navy lost some 3000 aircraft in Korea. I do not know if
this included the RF6F Hellcats that were used as flying bombs.
[mailto:owner-KOREAN-WAR-L@raven.cc.ku.edu]On Behalf Of AMPSOne@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: July 4 1952
Those pilots were from the 494th and 821st IAP of the 190th IAD, arguably
worst Soviet air division sent to Korea. As a point of fact, they were the
direct cause of MG Ivan Kozhedub not getting a 4th HSU medal as the senior
staff in Moscow felt their poor training was his fault.