Yalu River Restrictions? Real or Myth?
Yalu River restrictions: strict rules or a myth? – by jose castillo
i recently sent the following to an air force history website, but want to check my facts and find more information. what do folks out there know about this?
Korean War Ace Nikolai Sutyagin
Korean War Ace – by JoeB
I have researched the kill list for Nikolai Sutyagin, a Soviet ace, the highest claiming one of the 17th IAP, and I don’t agree with the corrected score. I get a much lower maximum possible score. First I quote the list in the article then respond.
A note on sources: Except where mentioned otherwise the sources are primary records of each side. Abbreviations for other sources
- K=DPMO’s Korwald database (which is derived from US primary records, the entries are correct a very high % of the time when checking them against primary records, though there are some errors and omissions, especially in cases where no pilot was lost).
- KD: Krasnye d’iavoli na 38-i Paralelli by German and Seidov.
- CN= “With the Yanks in Korea Vol. 1″ by Cull and Newton.
Soviet Aces -by GregP
I joined www.russia.com and got to looking at the forums. In the “Science” forum, there is a lot of talk about how the Allies, and the U.S.A. in particular, seem to inflate the scores of our aces while we denigrate the scores of Soviet pilots … keep in mind this IS a Russian forum.
Korean War Jet Fighters – MiG-15 vs. Sabre F-86
MIG vs. Sabre – Some questions about fighters, by GregP
I have some questions about fighters.
1) Hellcat vs. Corsair
I read in Flight Journal in an article by Corky Meyer that the Hellcat and the Corsair had essentially the same level speed performance. He was not in the least surprised by this since they used the same engine and propeller. Corky, in fact, flew many tests with a Hellcat and a Corsair side by side, so he should know.
George Davis – Korean War MoH
Below I copy/pasted a notes I prepared awhile back on Davis’ loss 10 Feb 1952 according to various Communist and US accounts other than his MOH citation often quoted. In summary I believe no precise conclusion can be drawn but IMO Davis was more likely downed by a PLAAF than VVS MiG.