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LEXX_Luthor
06-15-2005, 09:01 PM
Put the Patch down ~~> http://www.luftarchiv.info/bordgerate/radar.htm

You can translate the page at BabelFish http://babelfish.altavista.com/


This also is new to me, and is what got me looking into this stuff...F~94s and NAVY F3D SkyNights tangle with MiGs in night battles. Thanks to SkyChimp for finding these PDF files.


The section MiG Crises: Night Duels over the Yalu starts on page 48...


from page 51

Meanwhile, twisting and turning amid darkness and clouds, MiGs dueled with the Skyknights, now joined by F€"94s (cleared at last to fly in northern skies) high over Korea€s mist-shrouded mountains. In January, three MiGs fell before the guns of the Flying Nightmares, and a La€"9 to a F€"94, with another F€"94 damaging a Yak€"9. But that same month, FEAF Bomber Command lost four B€"29s to marauding MiGs. This led General Fisher, who had been so hopeful in November, to now write, €œIf the Communists ever crack that last link and get an all-weather capability of pressing an accurate firing attack, the B€"29 business is really going to get rough.€ Fortunately such did not occur. MiGs, Skyknights, and F€"94s continued to fight it out high over the Yalu, the MiGs adopting sophisticated tactics to bait and lure American nightfighters to their doom. One MiG fell to an F€"94 on June 12, but the same victorious crew disappeared less than a week later, probably to a MiG trap. A small Navy detachment joined the Marines, and quickly lost a Skyknight and its crew to such a trap in early July; two days after this loss, a Marine Skyknight and its crew disappeared in the same area. But no more Superfortresses fell before Communist fighter pilots. January 1953 had seen the last of that.

Undoubtedly the aggressive use of friendly nightfighters pressured MiG pilots €"hitherto free to concentrate on shooting down sitting-duck targets with defensive gun systems sorely taxed by the MiG's€ speed and rate of closure €"to pay more attention to what was around them, easing pressure on the harassed bomber crews.


FEAF Bombef Command and the Air War in Korea 1950-1953
PDF file ~ https://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/full...t_and_Courageous.pdf (https://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/fulltext/Steadfast_and_Courageous.pdf)

What is a night time MiG trap?

LEXX_Luthor
06-15-2005, 09:01 PM
Put the Patch down ~~> http://www.luftarchiv.info/bordgerate/radar.htm

You can translate the page at BabelFish http://babelfish.altavista.com/


This also is new to me, and is what got me looking into this stuff...F~94s and NAVY F3D SkyNights tangle with MiGs in night battles. Thanks to SkyChimp for finding these PDF files.


The section MiG Crises: Night Duels over the Yalu starts on page 48...

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Meanwhile, twisting and turning amid darkness and clouds, MiGs dueled with the Skyknights, now joined by F€"94s (cleared at last to fly in northern skies) high over Korea€s mist-shrouded mountains. In January, three MiGs fell before the guns of the Flying Nightmares, and a La€"9 to a F€"94, with another F€"94 damaging a Yak€"9. But that same month, FEAF Bomber Command lost four B€"29s to marauding MiGs. This led General Fisher, who had been so hopeful in November, to now write, €œIf the Communists ever crack that last link and get an all-weather capability of pressing an accurate firing attack, the B€"29 business is really going to get rough.€ Fortunately such did not occur. MiGs, Skyknights, and F€"94s continued to fight it out high over the Yalu, the MiGs adopting sophisticated tactics to bait and lure American nightfighters to their doom. One MiG fell to an F€"94 on June 12, but the same victorious crew disappeared less than a week later, probably to a MiG trap. A small Navy detachment joined the Marines, and quickly lost a Skyknight and its crew to such a trap in early July; two days after this loss, a Marine Skyknight and its crew disappeared in the same area. But no more Superfortresses fell before Communist fighter pilots. January 1953 had seen the last of that.

Undoubtedly the aggressive use of friendly nightfighters pressured MiG pilots €"hitherto free to concentrate on shooting down sitting-duck targets with defensive gun systems sorely taxed by the MiG's€ speed and rate of closure €"to pay more attention to what was around them, easing pressure on the harassed bomber crews.


FEAF Bombef Command and the Air War in Korea 1950-1953
PDF file ~ https://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/full...t_and_Courageous.pdf (https://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/fulltext/Steadfast_and_Courageous.pdf)
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What is a night time MiG trap?

CruiseTorpedo
06-15-2005, 11:34 PM
I think a mig trap was to drag a US plane over an area armed with lots of flak guns setup with radar aiming devices. I dont remember for sure what a mig trap was but I think that's it.