Xiaoming Zhang
Red Wings over the Yalu: China, the Soviet Union, and the Air War in Korea
August 21, 2019 Comments.. 888
Red Wings over the Yalu: China, the Soviet Union, and the Air War in Korea Xiaoming Zhang The Korean conflict was a pivotal event in China s modern military history The fighting in Korea constituted an important experience for the newly formed People s Liberation Army Air Force PLAAF , not only as a test case for this fledgling service but also in the later development of Chinese air power.Xiaoming Zhang fills the gaps in the history of this conflict by basinThe Korean conflict was a pivotal event in China s modern military history The fighting in Korea constituted an important experience for the newly formed People s Liberation Army Air Force PLAAF , not only as a test case for this fledgling service but also in the later development of Chinese air power.Xiaoming Zhang fills the gaps in the history of this conflict by basing his research in recently declassified Chinese and Russian archival materials He also relies on interviews with Chinese participants in the air war over Korea Zhang s findings challenge conventional wisdom as he compares kill ratios and performance by all sides involved in the war.Zhang also addresses the broader issues of the Korean War, such as how air power affected Beijing s decision to intervene He touches on ground operations and truce negotiations during the conflict Chinese leaders placed great emphasis on the supremacy of human will over modern weaponry, but they were far from oblivious to the advantages of the latter and to China s technological limitations.Developments in China s own air power were critical during this era Zhang offers considerable materials on the training of Chinese aviators and the Soviet role in that training, on Soviet and Chinese air operations in Korea, and on diplomatic exchanges over Soviet military assistance to China He probes the impact of the war on China s conception of the role of air power, arguing that it was not until the Gulf War of the early 1990s that Chinese leaders engaged in a broad reassessment of the strategy they adopted during the Korean War.Military historians and scholars interested in aviation and foreign affairs will find this volume of special interest As a unique work that presents the Chinese point of view, it stands as both a complement and a corrective to previous accounts of the conflict.. Red Wings over the Yalu China the Soviet Union and the Air War in Korea The Korean conflict was a pivotal event in China s modern military history The fighting in Korea constituted an important experience for the newly formed People s Liberation Army Air Force PLAAF not
  • Title: Red Wings over the Yalu: China, the Soviet Union, and the Air War in Korea
  • Author: Xiaoming Zhang
  • ISBN: 9781585442010
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Scottnshana says:

      My home town has a small airport named after Colonel James Jabara, who became an Ace over MiG Alley, and I ve always been fascinated by this air to air conflict that also kickstarted John Boyd s OODA Loop model We have known for years that the Soviets were flying the MiG 15s from airfields across the Yalu, though they had painted Chinese insignia on the aircraft and put on Chinese uniforms before getting into the cramped cockpits Many had learned to fly against the Luftwaffe in World War Two and [...]

    2. Raj Agrawal says:

      Zhang provides readers with a valuable perspective of the Korean War from a Chinese perspective He gives readers a strategic look at how the Chinese adapted to the demands of the Korean conflict, and importantly, how the Soviet Union kept the Chinese in the war by providing them with just enough resources incentive to do so While the Chinese thought they were in a reciprocal partnership with the Soviets, they were in fact being used in what Mearsheimer might have considered a buck passing strat [...]

    3. Trav says:

      Zhang argues that because the Korean War was the first and only exposure of the PLAAF to the conduct of a high intensity air war, it is necessary to understand the way in which the CCP and PLA approached the development and employment of air power These were the formative years of Chinese military aviation, and whereas the United States and its allies have learned from numerous operations since, first hand Chinese experience remains limited.Additionally, Zhang highlights that the treatment of th [...]

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