Aviation Nation 2014: East Meets West

Lockheed T-33 Shooting StarAce Maker II” jet trainer in USAF markings and a Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot fighter in North Korean markings during the Korean War demonstration at Aviation Nation 2014. This pairing made for a unique display of 1950’s jet powered designs from the United States and the Soviet Union.

MiG-15 & T-33 shooting star aviation nation 2014 Nellis AFB Nevada
MiG-15 & T-33
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird) Aviation Nation 2014
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird) Aviation Nation 2014 Nellis AFB
T-33 rolls by
T-33 Aviation nation 2014
T-Bird
Ace Maker II Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird) Aviation Nation 2014 Nellis AFB
Great nose art on the T-33
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Aviation Nation 2014
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15
MiG-15: 2 x 23mm and 1 x 37 mm cannons
The business end of the MiG-15: 2 x 23mm and 1 x 37 mm cannon

Another 1950’s jet powered bird took to the skies at that show too. The venerable “MiG Killer” the North American F-86 Sabre. The jet that helped turn the MiG-15 tide during the Korean War.

North American F-86 Sabre Aviation nation 2014
North American F-86 Sabre
F-86 Sabre - a classic looking USAF jet fighter of the 1950's Aviation nation 2014
F-86 Sabre – a classic looking USAF jet fighter of the 1950’s
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