Militaryfocus.com on osprey books. The 51st Fighter Wing initially flew the F-80C in the Korean War, but in 1951, the 51st brought in high-scoring World War 2 ace Colonel Francis Gabreski to assume command when it converted from the F-80 over to the newly arrived F-86E. Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 70 : F-86 Sabre Aces of the 51st Fighter Wing
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Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 70 : F-86 Sabre Aces of the 51st Fighter Wing

The 51st Fighter Wing initially flew the F-80C in the Korean War, but in 1951, the 51st brought in high-scoring World War 2 ace Colonel Francis Gabreski to assume command when it converted from the F-80 over to the newly arrived F-86E. His recruits included his elite 4th Wing pilots, and by the end of the war, the 51st had two pilots who achieved the status of 'Double Ace' as well as the highest scoring ace of the war, Joe McConnell. This book describes the 51st Wing's tenure with the Sabre that led to their high scoring sprees of 1953. Text by Warren Thompson with illustrations by Mark Styling.

    Contents
  • Flying the New 'E' Model Sabres
  • Sabre Tactics Versus MiG Tactics
  • Profiling the 51st Wing Sabre Aces
  • Personal Accounts of MiG Kills by the Aces
  • Appendices


The books in this series are;
Aircraft of the Aces 70 : F-86 Sabre Aces of the 51st Fighter Wing
Aircraft of the Aces 72 : F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wing

 

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