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Breaking out only five years after the end of WWII, the Korean War, 1950-1953, has become a modern conflict that is often overlooked. Most of the fighting was conducted by armies on the ground, but this exciting title looks at the war in the air. Korea was a turning point in aerial warfare, with piston aircraft, dating back to WWII, flying missions with jet aircraft. This work looks at strategic bombing missions using the first generation of practical radio-guided bombs to attack targets with precision. This included the use of B29 Superfortress bombers to attack dams, bridges, and other installations. The smaller, jet-powered aircraft such as the F-84 and F9, using their higher speed and low-level ability, were used against power stations. This is a remarkable book, telling the largely unrecognised work of the bombers in this bitter war. Even if aircraft are not your subject of choice, the reader cannot help but be gripped.