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Originally posted by grunt2
the true kill ratio (objetive analisis without propaganda) was 3-5 to 1,america wining, thats because you count korean pilots, but the honchos performance was the best in the war, even more if you consider the little cuantify of russians pilots asignated to the war
[edit on 21-1-2005 by grunt2]
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If the Russian pilots really had the upper hand, hundreds of them wouldn't have died, and many more wouldn't have had to eject.
However, the American pilots had superior training to the Russian and N.K. pilots which was why the Sabres killed more Migs.
patriotic ignorance (btw im not russian or commie, im only try to be objetive)
that isnt true, the russians flown in very organizated formations, instead the americans used that "cowboy" philosophy, that tactic never work good against honchos, and the mig15 was a better plane, yes with some problems at max speed, but in combat is more important the combat speed, only to think about, the best point of the f86 was the dive speed, but that propiety only is good in attack planes, it reveals the sustentation problems of the sabre, that combined with the migs better climb and operative altitude give to the mig an definitive advantage
Bull. This is from Russian documents, not American.
Russian pilots themsleves stated that Americans were very good, but had inferior planes (in regards to the P-51).
Once again - how did hundreds of Russian pilots die?
In the Korean War the Soviet Union deployed the 64th air defense corps, with over 300 fighter jets, over 400 pilots, 2 artillery air defense divisions, and ground staff -- up to 40,000 in all. The 64th was given the task of challenging US air supremacy over the Korean peninsula, but pilots were ordered to fight only defensive battles and not to fly near the front line. From 1950 to 1953 the 64th lost 335 fighter jets and 125 pilots. Overall, Russian casualties in the Korean War are estimated at 316 dead. The US lost some 55,000 men and 1,182 airplanes.