1. Spectre311

    The Superfortress over Korea

    Why did the Air Force choose to operate the B-29 over the B-50 in Korea? Was it a matter of the number of airframes available or was it because SAC needed the B-50s for the nuclear deterrence role? It's a question that's been bugging me for a while given the fact that on paper at least the B-50...
  2. Dronescapes

    The Last Battle Of The B-29 Superfortress. The Korean War And The Soviet MiG-15

    The Last Battle Of The B-29 Superfortress. The Korean War And The Soviet MiG-15 https://youtu.be/5NqR9IQioGM
  3. Dimlee

    No B-29 in Korea

    Inspired by another thread (Mosquito instead of B-17). What if: - There are no B-29s available for the Korean war - US air strategists decide that "Mosquito" type raids are the best against any target in the theatre, including industry, infrastructure, cities, etc. 1. What aircraft is/are the...
  4. C

    Av Gas Types in Korea

    Can anyone tell me what types of aviation gasoline were available to the US Air Force in Korea. I saw one site that talked about JP1 jet fuel used by the Air Force and JP3 used by the Marines, but the Marines also used 100/130 and 115/145 av gas in their jets and eventually just standardized on...
  5. B

    Cool Aircraft (not just military) Interwar-Modern

    New thread about aviation from interwar-modern day. Just a general discussion. anything relating to aircraft. Example: some of my favorite aircraft: Grumman F6F Hellcat Boeing B-52 Stratofortress McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Republic-Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II General Atomics MQ-9...
  6. Angels one-five

    Airfix 1/48 Seafire FR47

    Finally got this one underway after finding very little freetime of late. I've started the detail painting and hopefully will get the fuselage etc together tonight. I thought I'd include a pilot figure for a change and I'm quite pleased with the results so far. I realise that a 1950's RN Seafire...
  7. Hawker Sea Fury, Korea 1951

    Hawker Sea Fury, Korea 1951

    U.S. Marine Corps mechanics service a Royal Navy Hawker Sea Fury.
  8. S

    1950: Lavochkin La-9 v.s Grumman F8F-1B Bearcat

    Two of the last piston engine fighters from two families of aircraft with successful WWII combat histories, and on opposing sides at the onset of the Korean War not long before MiGs and Sabres usurped the fighter throne. Both very impressive performers, the Grumman setting a number of records...
  9. P

    the shortest B-29 runway

    On August 29, 1945, an American B-29 pilot on a POW supply mission over northern Korea, refused to land on a Soviet-controlled runway, claiming it was "too short." When he, instead, flew his B-29 (called the Hog Wild) out to sea, two Russian Yaks pursued him out to sea and fired at the...