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A Study on the Growth of North Korean Air Force during the Korean War

Lee Sin Jae 1

1국방부군사편찬연구소

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ABSTRACT

South and North Korea's military buildup during Korean war made the foundation of reinforcement of the military buildup after war. And so we can evaluate the period of Korea war by starting point about military buildup. But, the study on the North Korean military buildup during Korean war is not enough. Particularly the study of North Korean Air Force(NKAF) nearly could not find. In this paper, we study NKAF during Korean war. Especially, Reconstruction process of NKAF is main study point. For this study check the status of the beginning of the war power of the Air Force look at North Korea, Kim Il Sung, in the circumstances of the initial devastating air power will rebuild, the Soviet 64th Army combat flight status and support of the war, North Korea's air force pilot training in the reconstruction information, aircraft acquisition, airfield repair and new, and in a situation that could not be equipped with air power air defense activities, such as PO-2 aircraft using lightweight operations discussed NKAF. Through this process, troops increase about 3.7 times, 2 times the pilot, and 2 times the aircraft than at the beginning of the war. The growth of NKAF continue after the cease-fire process. In conclusion, this study point out the growth of NKAF during Korean war make the start point of military buildup in Korea peninsula.

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