B-29 Superfortress Units of the Korean War (Combat Aircraft)

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This book is the story of a majestic bomber of the propeller era flying perilous combat missions against a sleek, nimble warplane of the jet age, the Soviet MiG-15. A very heavy bomber and a sky giant during World War II, at that time the B-29 was the most advanced combat aircraft in the world. By the time North Korea attacked its southern neighbour in 1950, thus starting the Korean War (1950-1953) the B-29 had been reclassified a medium bomber. Many of its crew members had fought their war and settled down to raise families and begin careers only to be recalled to fight another war on a distant Asian peninsula.

Product Details

  • Series: Combat Aircraft (Book 42)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (December 17, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841766542
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841766546
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.2 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces