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The F86 was the primary U.S. Fighter Plane of the Korean War.

Armament: Six 0.50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns .
Engines:    1 General Electric J47 turbojet
Speed:      685 mph (1,100 km/h)

F86 Sabre


MIG 15 

The MIG-15 was one of the first successful swept wing jet fighters ever built.  It is believed to have been manufactured
in larger numbers than any other jet plane (possibly as many as 18,000).   The MIG-15 was the primary adversary
of the F-86 Sabre in the skies over Korea.

Armament:  2x 23 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23KM cannons
                     1x 37 mm NL-37D cannon
                     2x 100 kg (220 kg) bombs, rockets, or drop tanks.
Engines:       1 Klimov VK-1 turbojet
Speed:         1,075 km/h (668 mph)

Mig 15
MIG 17 

Based on the MIG-15, the MIG 17 was one of the primary planes flown by the veitnamese / communists during the vietnam war.   It is distinguishable by the 3 wing fences, as opposed to 2 on the MIG-15, and a compound wing angle.  The MIG-17 also benefitted from the addition of a radar.   The 17 could achieve significantly higher speeds than the 15 due to aerodynamic improvements alone.

Armament:  1x 37 mm Nudelman N-37 cannon
                     2x 23 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannons
                     Up to 500 kg (1,100 lb) of external stores on two pylons
Engines:        1 Klimov VK-1F afterburning turbojet
Speed:         1,144 km/h at 3,000 m (711 mph at 10,000 ft)

Mig 17



One of the Earliest Kelly Johnson "Skunkworks" planes.  The P-80 (or F-80) saw extensive action in Korea.

Armament: 6x 0.50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns
                    8x unguided rockets
                    2x 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs
Engines:       1 Allison J33-A-35 turbojet
Speed:         600 mph (965 km/h)

P-80 Shooting




The Meteor was the first operational allied Jet fighter of WWII.  Powered by powerful Rolls Royce engines, the Meteor set several world speed records for its time.   During the Korean war, the Meteor was flown by the Royal Australian air force.

Armament:   4 x 20 mm British Hispano cannons
        2 x Rolls Royce Derwent 8 turbojets
Speed:          Mach 0.82, 600 mph at 10,000 ft.

Glostor Meteor

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