Saturday, 3 February 2018

Red Devils Over the Yalu


This is interesting. A Russian perspective on the air war over North Korea, with a definite slant towards the Soviet view of the conflict, which clearly emphasizes the success of pilots flying the MiG 15 against US and Commonwealth forces. At times this gets a bit too biased in favour of the Soviets over the Americans and, in particular, the Australians but there is a good deal of valid argument to underpin the less outlandish claims made by the author. It would certainly be fair to say that the combat kill/loss ratios claimed by the USAF were not as one-sided as thought at the time, although the Russians definitely didn't have it all their way either. It's worth a read either way and dirt cheap in digital format, at less than the price of a ready made sandwich.

2 comments:

  1. Great spot for the cheap kindle version- bought a copy.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  2. There are a few more books by Russian pilots that I will try to track down.

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