Korean Air War


05 February 2021
Korean Air War by Michael Napier Korean Air War by Michael Napier
New book from Osprey tackles the air war over Korea.

Korean Air War by ex-RAF pilot and acclaimed aviation historian Michael Napier is a groundbreaking exploration of a much forgotten war that still provides lessons on modern aerial warfare today.

The Korean Air War holds a unique place in aviation history. It saw the first large-scale jet-versus-jet combat and it was the first major conflict between the armed forces of the USA, the USSR sand China. In Korean Air War, Michael Napier unravels the complex narrative of events, following the course of operations in the air and the major campaigns of the land war. He examines in detail the air power of the major combatants, which included North and South Korea, the UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa as well as China, the USA and the USSR.

The diverse range of aircraft types utilized is also detailed, from the last generation of piston-engined fighters and bombers to the first generation of jet-powered replacements, and Napier describes the types in the context of the units that operated them, and the roles in which they were used.

Meticulously researched throughout, and packed with stunning contemporary images, Korean Air War is a highly illustrated survey of the air war over Korea.

  • Korean Air War
  • Michael Napier
  • ISBN 978-1-4728-4444-6
  • £30. 18 March 2021
  • Osprey Publishing



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