Korean Air War Series   1950- 52

also 1999-2001

Planes:

Mission templates are included in GT-BONUS packs, see download page


Captures:

early missions builds as Mig15 finds out it is not safe to loiter around USS Boxer
here's an often result of close in combat
Come on and land so I can Cat out of here for sortie #2
Stretching that last bit of lift out on a dead stick landing [I did make it]

Special Ranging Radar   non locking a2a - used with Korea pack  for realism 
all aspect = 0 look= 80 rws=12 
240 visual tracking  & RWS is common to some radar aircraft 
USS Boxer
carrier 1951 
turn = 3 speed = 27 
no missles 
guns are FLAK with limited slew & pitch 

"flat top"
future objects:
FJ1 Fury 
USS Valley Forge  
USS Princeton 

Banshee series





Corsair 5P night fighter

addeed to GT R45

Corsair AU-1

1952

low level ground attack, armoured  4 x 0.50 cal cannons 
3,000hp =
fuel = 2300 ? 
baseline shape=a10  env=a10 
1952, 1956 era 
center/fuse= 2x500lb or tanks 
2x250 lbs  - 4 rockets only 
targeting, vis 240  AI = fighter 
hit point= less damage than an A10 
structural speeds used to limit speed 
v= 498 [796] @ 0 380@36 
v stall = 76kt = 143 
weights = 22800, 12500 
to do: reduce IR signatures 
If you like being down in the muck this is for you! 

F-86A

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f86a from mig15 view

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dec 9, 1999 generation 7

skin credit: planes lib

pros:

  • good clean performance

cons:

  • lower ceiling the Mig15

F9F-2 Panther

no radar, greater MTOW than -5

1950

generation 7 mods dec 5 1999

pros:

  • good turning radius

cons:

  • slower than Mig 15, F-86A

F9F-5 Panther -
all weather   1951 [combat 52]

eng=6250lb
v= 579 [932k] @  36? 
10 5" rockets = lau 10 x 2

4x 20mm cannon [ qty? ]

basline body su25 ? 

rate of climb 5,000' / min 

F9F-6 Cougar

[F-9J]swept wing
Vmax 1110km/h
2382x2 engines
11254 Mempty

19400 Mtow

higher G performance degredation at speed than straight wing Panther


new FA skin and shape GT 48

from Joe ...
actually had better carrier handling characteristics than the straight-winged F9F-5. The critical Mach number was increased from 0.79 to 0.86 at sea level and to 0.895 at 35,000 feet. The prototype (126670) was later re-engined with a YJ48-P-8 turbojet rated at 7250 lb.s.t. without the need for water injection. too late for korea nov 1952
One Pratt & Whitney J48-P-8 turbojet rated at 6250 lb.s.t. dry and 7250 lb.s.t. with water injection. Performance: Maximum speed 654 mph at sea level, 591 mph at 35,000 feet. Cruising speed 541 mph. Stalling speed 128 mph. Initial climb rate 6750 feet per minute. An altitude of 20,000 feet could be attained in 4 minutes. Service ceiling 44,600 feet. 932 miles normal range. Internal fuel was 919 US gallons. With two 150-gallon drop tanks, total fuel load was 1219 US gallons. Dimensions: wingspan 34 feet 6 inches, length 41 feet 5 inches, height 12 feet 4 inches, wing area 300 square feet. Weights: 11,255 pounds empty, 18,450 pounds loaded, 21,000 pounds maximum takeoff.
Armament: The armament consisted of four 20-mm cannon in the nose plus two underwing racks for 1000-pound bombs or 150-US gallon drop tanks.

Mig15bisR

all weather high altitude variant 1950  

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radio controlled via linked ground base stations

2[3] bombs up to 500kg each 
eng=5950 
v=668m 1076k @ 36?  [maybe @30]

baseline su25, body J7  

ceiling = 51,000 

guns = 23mm x 2 x 80 / 40mm x 2 x 40 for GND attack 
combat radius = 60m 

loadout dual role A2A GND - FAB 500

2 tanks 

PA air 2 air = radius 120m with extra fuel 

note: radar was added although they are tracked and directed from GND radar
50 miles


gen 7 dec 1999
envelopes, stalls

pros:

  • ground radar link [simulate as an AWACS]
  • high ceiling

cons:

  • sluggish when loaded [drop load if dog fighting]
  • limited range 60 mile radius


captures

mig15 vs panther-2

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1999 Yellow Sea

F-5 on patrol

[F-5A on patrol]

[F16 diving via AI]

Fly 3 well done missions [included] during the late spring of 1999. Fishing boat war.


1999-2001


KPAAF (Korean People's Army Air Force):

Of course the ROK's SAM and AAA protection across the DMZ would be an issue, but the first missions would be flown by the around 50 Su-25's and maybe some MiG-23's for Wild Weasel against such targets so the IL-28's have a clean shot (ROK couldn't possibly get planes up that quick to stop them from doing serious damage to their target). Anyways, I was asking for ROKAF info, as for some odd reason KPAAF info is more readily available than the ROK's. Why the abbreviations? It's very impolite to refer to either Korea as their N. or S. status, as it is neither's offical name or represents anything other than non-recognition..hence DPRK and ROK, instead of N. and S.

Why the abbreviations? It's very impolite to refer to either Korea as their N. or S. status, as it is neither's offical name or represents anything other than non-recognition..hence DPRK and ROK, instead of N. and S.

data credit

Jason Fantus


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