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Plane Pr0n – Korean War Style

F-86 Sabre Jet at Aviation Nation 2007

F-86 Sabre Jet at Aviation Nation 2007

Today we look back to the “forgotten war” – Korea. Above we see the North American F-86 Sabre Jet. This was America’s best fighter during the Korean war. It was slower in a climb than its adversary the MiG-15 and couldn’t fly quite as high, but it was also faster in a dive and posessed a radar ranging, automatically adjusting gunsight which made it far easier to score hits even with the first rounds fired. The F-86 held a 12 to 1 advantage over the MiG in victories to losses during the war. This F-86 belongs to the Planes of Fame aviation museum in Chino, California

MiG-15 at Aviation Nation 2007

MiG-15 at Aviation Nation 2007

The F-86 Sabre’s adversary was the MiG-15, codenamed “Fagot” by Nato. A very maneuverable and light fighter, it was a worthy opponent for an F-86 if flown by a well trained pilot. The MiG-15 is a very simple aircraft designed to be easy to maintain. It has no hydraulic system and instead uses compressed air for braking as hydraulic fluid could freeze in the cold winters of Siberia. Because of the lack of a boosted hydraulic system, the MiG is very difficult to control at high speeds. Even with its simplicity, the MiG-15 is a great fighter jet and a welcome sight at airshows. This MiG-15 belongs to the Planes of Fame museum in Chino, California.

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