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RAF Cold War Jets! Pt. 3

RAF Cold War Jets! After victory in World War II, the RAF was to be further re-organized, as technological advances in air warfare saw the arrival of jet fighters and bombers. The first significant Cold War action of the RAF was its support to the Berlin Airlift in 1948 and 1949 which was originally designated Operation Knicker and Operation Carter-Paterson and later titled Operation Plainfare.

Although the United Kingdom did not base any RAF squadrons in Korea during the Korean War, several RAF pilots saw action while on exchange with the United States Air Force, mainly flying F-86 Sabres. They were credited with seven kills. Other RAF pilots flew Meteors in RAF squadrons on ground support attacks. Two flights of Army Cooperation aircraft flew in support of artillery spotting and reconnaissance. In addition, the two RAF squadrons of flying boats were based in Japan and flew maritime

Added: Jul-22-2010 Occurred On: Jul-22-2010
By: Dat1111
Tags: RAF Cold war Jets, RAF, Cold war Jets, Jetfighter, UK, airpower, Cold war, Conflict, Europe, Project E, Britain, Soviet Union, Communism, Nuclear Weapons, Guardian
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