Exhibit: Sabres over Korea
|Mission Name||SABRE 002: Combat Air Patrol|
|Briefing||Date: December 1952
A/c: F-86F Sabre
Your flight of four F-86 Sabre Jets is to take off from Sokchko-rim fly North along the coast and then Patrol on an E-W line North of the airfielf.
Any MiGs or other enemy a/c are to be destroyed.
|MiGMan's Combat Diary||This time I was leading the flight in a formation takeoff. Actually it was pretty ragged so I ended the flight and tried again - this time paying attention to the the numbers in the
take off checklist.
The MiG's weren't too much of a challenge in this mission - the rugged terrain taking it's toll. At least I'm pretty sure I didn't get any hits in - things were moving along rather quickly.
On the way back I noticed that the wingmen kept much better formation if you cruise at 400 - 450 knots, rather than at a slower airspeed.
|Gun camera footage|