New Korean War Squadrons Arrive For Blood Red Skies

September 2, 2020 by brennon

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The Korean War is being fought on the ground but also in the air. Two new Squadrons have been added into the mix for Blood Red Skies by Warlord Games for the USA to use against their enemies.

Grumman F9F Panther Squadron - Blood Red Skies

Grumman F9F Panther Squadron // Blood Red Skies

The first of these sets is the Grumman F9F Panther Squadron which was used extensively during the Korean War. The Panther was the plane that claimed the first US Navy aerial victory of the war and could be used as both a jet fighter and a ground-attack aircraft.

There was even an instance of a single Panther shooting down four Mig-15s in a single thirty-five minute period at the hands of Lt Royce Williams. Another pilot to fly in the Panther was the astronaut Neil Armstrong and also fellow space explorer John Glenn and baseball star Ted Williams.

You've also got the chance to run the Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star Squadron as part of your collection too.

Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star Squadron - Blood Red Skies

Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star Squadron // Blood Red Skies

This was a single-seat fighter-bomber that was designed in fewer than six months and was ready to fight by the end of 1944. This meant that by the time the Korean War rolled around it was considered pretty obsolete but it was found battling the enemy in the terrifying MiG Alley. The Shooting Star claimed the first MiG shot down in one of the first instances of jet-to-jet combat; quite the accolade.

So, if you're looking to dive in and add to your collection for the Korean War then you've now got two new squadrons for you to enjoy. The planes look pretty awesome and the background behind them is also rather fun to read through.

Are you going to be snapping these up?

"The planes look pretty awesome and the background behind them is also rather fun to read through..."

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