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Any recommendations?

 

I've read "F-86 MIG Alley Dogfights", but it was too factual, concentrating on numbers and dates. Nothing about how it must have been to fly a Sabre in the Korean War.

 

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Then I read "Unforgotten Hero", but unfortunately it's more of a biography, with only the last few chapters being about flying in Korea.

 

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Can you recommend any good books that gives more insight into the daily life of F-86 pilots over Korea?

 

Thanks

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One of the finest novels ever written IMO, and by a former USAF Korean conflict Sabre pilot. I see that it has been released in Audible format, so I probably need to listen to it, having last read The Hunters by James Salter at least a decade ago.

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From Mig Alley

 

If you can find a copy of this, it's brilliant, still fondly remembered, unfortunatley stored away somewhere safe.

 

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/images/2011/01/F86cover.jpg

 

Link taken from here

 

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/01/17/fly-papers-an-ode-to-sim-material

 

Also

 

dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a440091.pdf

 

just add WWW. to the front as it doesn't seem to want to link


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From Mig Alley

 

If you can find a copy of this, it's brilliant, still fondly remembered, unfortunatley stored away somewhere safe.

 

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/images/2011/01/F86cover.jpg

 

Link taken from here

 

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/01/17/fly-papers-an-ode-to-sim-material

 

Also

 

dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a440091.pdf

 

just add WWW. to the front as it doesn't seem to want to link

 

That last link is great. Thanks for posting Damocles.

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Any recommendations?

 

I've read "F-86 MIG Alley Dogfights", but it was too factual, concentrating on numbers and dates. Nothing about how it must have been to fly a Sabre in the Korean War.

 

51B3ewsrrrL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

 

Then I read "Unforgotten Hero", but unfortunately it's more of a biography, with only the last few chapters being about flying in Korea.

 

51QZMTHBGyL._SL375_.jpg

 

Can you recommend any good books that gives more insight into the daily life of F-86 pilots over Korea?

 

Thanks

Officers In Flight Suits: The Story of American Fighter Pilots in the Korean War by John Darnell Sherwood; NY Press.

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F-86 Sabre Books

 

Officers In Flight Suits: The Story of American Fighter Pilots of the Korean War; by John Darrell Sherwood; NY Press. Accounts are a bit more personal and entertaining as well as informative:)

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I had to make an account here, I just bought the sabre and it's my first experience with DCS. I love the details.

 

Here are some good books I can recommend:

 

Best overall work

Sabres over MiG Alley by Ken Werrell

 

Good pictures, development and combat history

F-86 Sabre by Robert F. Dorr

 

Good small book, has tech and tactics etc

Sabre vs MiG Osprey Duel

 

Good for Technical info regarding various models

F-86 in Action

 

Hope this helps you get started. I have a few more on order that I have not read yet.

 

S!

Boots


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