Author: Bowman, Martin W.
Publisher: Airlife Publishing
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 96 pages, 87 photos, 23 colour illustrations. With its distinctive wail it is remembered from the 1950s for its air superiority in the Korean War where it tangled with Russia's MiG-15 in the first jet vs jet combats. It was the first experience of high seppd jet flight for the NATO air forces and it closed the gap with the previously superior Soviet jet fighters. The design borrowed heavily from WWII German high speed flight research but was truly a pilot's aeroplane. Covers the Development and Prototypes, Operational History, Pilot Testimonies, Variants, Nations that flew it, Weapons, Production details, Specifications, Model Kits, and Further Readings.