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07-02-2013, 01:16 PM
After World War II the development of jet engine technology and advances in aerodynamics revolutionized the aircraft industry. When war broke out in Korea, the F-86 Sabre was at the cutting edge of fighter jet performance. Pitted against the equally advanced MiG 15, the Sabre proved more than a match for the Russian machine. Armed with 6 .50 caliber machne guns, the F-86 dominated the MiG in aerial combat. The Sabre racked up an impressive 10:1 kill ratio in dogfights over the the MiG 15. Though relatively equal aircraft, better pilot training and tactics gave the edge to the Sabre in combat among the skies over an area which became known as "Mig Alley".

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07-02-2013, 02:52 PM
Great job Mark - you've handled the light on the MiG very well . Great sense of depth and action.

07-02-2013, 03:01 PM
Thanks Neil.

07-03-2013, 12:06 PM
Splendid piece of work, Mark. I like the early jets.

07-03-2013, 02:08 PM
Thanks Gray. I've been wanting to do a Sabre for a long time. I'm glad I finally had the chance to do it.

Mark A Bufton
07-08-2013, 07:07 AM
Very jealous :(

07-16-2013, 03:46 PM
Very nice planes, and outstanding terrain. Another beaut - aren't you getting bored by now? ;-}

07-16-2013, 05:17 PM
Thanks D'Arcy.