The F-86s and MiGs were the most recognizable warplanes from the Korean War.
The North American F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the Sabrejet) was a transonic jet fighter aircraft. Produced by North American Aviation, the Sabre is best known as America's first swept wing fighter which could counter the similarly winged Soviet MiG-15 in high-speed dogfights over the skies of the Korean War. Considered one of the best and most important fighter aircraft in the Korean War, the F-86 is also rated highly in comparison with fighters of other eras. Although it was developed in the late 1940s and was outdated by the end of the 1950s, the Sabre proved versatile and adaptable, and continued as a front-line fighter in numerous air forces until the last active operational examples were retired by the Bolivian Air Force in 1994. (From Wikipedia)
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-15) was a jet fighter developed for the USSR by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, and it achieved fame in the skies over Korea, where early in the war, it outclassed all straight-winged enemy fighters in most applications. The MiG-15 also served as the starting point for development of the more advanced MiG-17. The MiG-15 is believed to have been the most widely produced jet aircraft ever made, with over 12,000 built. (From Wikipedia)
Taken during an air show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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jacquest (16408) 2013-08-17 8:25
In the real thing, this Mig wasd oomed ! Nice catch.
serp2000 (33133) 2013-08-17 9:17
Just a sweet couple! I remember and your tribute to me.
I can't understand where is your so beneficial point of view??? Well done!
jhm (127995) 2013-08-18 2:40
Two different airplanes but almost the same, alone an other star, exactly or you fly above the planes!
I like your composition, excellent captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-19 8:34
Did have both of then in plastic models :-)!
I like a lot this image, with the idea of a dog fight between the Mig and the Sabre. (BTW. If I am not mistaken, Sabres were part of the Argentinean Air Force, and were retired in the late 1960, when they were replaced by A4s).
Spot-on focus and very good exposure over all.
Have a nice week,
Energysavingelk (725) 2013-08-19 9:46
I must admit that I feel honoured by the title you chose.
Your picture shows the world of my late father (+ 1965), and the world according to the comprehension of the fifties or sixties (western POV): a F-86 Sabre in "six" position behind a MiG-15, as it should be.
For those of us who are not accustomed with pilot's slang: "six" according to the clock is in the rear of you, in this case: in the rear of the MiG-15 pilot who is just about to be knocked out.
Difficult lighting situation as it is almost always the case in U.S. flight shows, but the sky is not too light, and the most interesting item is the reflection on the two canopies.
Best regards from Rhineland, I am obliged to you.
abmdsudi (32505) 2013-08-20 10:28
This is legendry Korean War fighter aircrafts, Sabre with MiG in hot pursuit! The image looks so prestine works very well, sharp full of dynamic with the tilt and bit of vapour trail. Excellent Elue, would'nt expect anything less for your aero shots. Congrats