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China entered the war in mid-October , attacking advancing UN troops as they closed in on the Yalu River. The Australian government agreed to purchase Gloster Meteor straight-wing jet fighters from Britain as the only viable alternative; the initial order included thirty-six single-seat Mk.
Although it had operated effectively as a ground-attack unit with its Mustangs, No. One week later another Meteor suffered severe damage in a dogfight with MiGs. Following discussions with the Fifth Air Force, he decided to take No. This caused controversy among those who believed that proper tactics exploiting the Meteor's manoeuvrability and heavy armament would have allowed it to remain competitive as a fighter; for the Australian pilots the change of role amounted to a loss of prestige.
The Australian aircraft eventually claimed twenty-four trucks out of a total of ninety vehicles destroyed or damaged by UN forces. Eight Sabres, along with their pilots and ground crew, were detached from No. Each of No. The aircraft and personnel were assigned to a newly established "C" Flight within No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Instead, they went to Korea, flying Mustang fighters as part of a UN force aiding South Korea fight invading communists from the rth. Early flights helped hold the crucial Pusan Perimeter, after which they moved rth to fight both the enemy and the deep cold of the Korean winter. When Chinese MiG jet fighters entered the war the squadron re-equipped with twin-jet Meteors.
Adopting ground attack with rockets as their main role, they still fought MiGs, ending the war with a five-all draw. It was valuable but very dangerous work and squadron pilots faced a one in four chance of death or capture for much of the war.