See This Jet? This Was America's First Fighter Jet (It Battled North Korea)

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The National Interest—Sebastien Roblin History, Asia A near disaster. Key point: America had to play catch-up in the jet game. On November 8, 1950, a flight of four straight-winged jets swooped down on an airfield at Sinuiju, North Korea—on the Korean side of the border with China. The F-80 Shooting Stars raked the airfield with their six nose-mounted .50 caliber machine guns as black bursts of antiaircraft fire tore the sky around them. The Shooting Stars had arrived a few months earlier, in response to North...

See This Fighter Jet? It Would Terrorize North Korea in a War. Sebastien Roblin Security, Meet the Slam Eagle. Look familiar?  Key Point: This very special F-15 is South Korea’s top jet fighter—and one that plays an especially critical role in that country’s defense. On September 13, 2017 the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) test-fired a Taurus cruise missile in response to a North Korean ballistic missile test. In this video, you can see as an F-15K launch the boxy weapon, which plunges straight through the roof of a practice target, penetrating into...