In the Korean War, the No. 77 Squadron RAAF initially flew Mustangs but upgraded to Meteor Mk 8s when faced with superior Soviet MiG-15s. Despite this, Meteors were outclassed, requiring a role shift to ground-attack duties. The Squadron accomplished nearly 19,000 sorties, downing five MiGs, but endured heavy losses.


Key Points:
  1. Mustangs were used initially but were technically outdated.
  2. Upgraded to Meteor Mk 8s to compete with superior MiG-15s.
  3. Meteors struggled against MiGs' superior speed, climbing rate, and high-altitude maneuverability.
  4. Squadron's role shifted to ground attacks due to Meteors' limitations.
  5. Despite achieving success, the Squadron suffered heavy losses.


Source Information: