Cover image for F-51 Mustang units over Korea.
F-51 Mustang units over Korea.
Thompson, Warren E.
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Publication Information:
Oxford : Osprey, 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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UG1242.F5 T4324 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This volume (the first in a new series) illustrates all the users of the F-51/RF-51 during the Korean War in contemporary colour. These aircraft were some of the most colourful Mustang ever to see action, and the author has used his extensive contact base to accumulate the largest private collection of Korean colour material in the world. Accompanying the photos are detailed captions, quotes from pilots in action and a full appendices listing of the various units that served in Korea, plus specifications/cutaways of the aircraft flown.

Author Notes

Warren Thompson has written three books on the Korean War for Osprey in the past, including the best-selling Korean War Aces in the Aircraft of the Aces series. He is also an official historian of the P-61 aircrew association.
Mike Badrocke is one of Osprey's most highly respected and accomplished illustrators, notably in the field of precision 'cutaway' artwork, as exemplified in this volume. He has over the years produced quality artwork for numerous books, magazines and industry publications throughout the world, not only in the field of militaria, but also in the intricate and technically demanding sphere of aviation publishing.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Chapter 1 Organised Confusionp. 10
Chapter 2 35th Fighter Bomber Groupp. 18
Chapter 3 8th Fighter Bomber Groupp. 27
Chapter 4 18th Fighter Bomber Groupp. 41
Chapter 5 Tactical Reconnaissance Over Koreap. 104
Chapter 6 The RoKAFp. 118
Appendicesp. 126