THE AIR WAR: A Nervous Time

How goes the air war? For the slashing U.S. Sabre jets, it is going well; for the bombers and tactical planes, not so well. For the men who have to guess what the enemy is going to do with his 1,400-plane potential, it is a nervous time. Said one top air commander: "They have the capacity to hit us hard."

Shipped to Korea in two aircraft carriers, another wing of Sabres has arrived to fight the enemy's MIG-158. But though this doubled the number of Sabres in combat—now 150—they are still heavily outnumbered by the Reds' 700 MIGs.

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