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Soviet Lend-Lease Fighter Aces of World War 2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2007

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    This book covers - in detail - those pilots who 'made ace' in the aircraft supplied by Britain and the US: The Hawker Hurricane, 'Mostly used in the North', Spitfire V 'mostly' and IX - used both in the North, AND over the Kuban, where they were unfortunately often mistaken for 109s - The US Curtiss Tomahawk 'P-40B/C' used in depth, but without spare parts backing, the Curtis P-40E-N Kittyhawk/Warhawk - in which Boris Safonov was killed 'P-40E 'White 10'', and in which many other A-VMF Pilots found glory - and of course the aircraft that most perfectly fit the needs of the VVS-RKKA fighter Regiments: The P-400 Airacobra I shipped from England where they were not wanted, and the P-39D-2, P-39K-1'Pokryshkin's FIRST Airacobra', P-39L-1, P-39M-1, P-39N-0'Pokryshkin's best known Airacobra', P-39N-1, P-39Q, and, at war's end, the P-63 Kingcobra which scored 2 anti-Japanese 'Tarans' and 1 victory, the irony being that it was the wingman of Major V.F. Sirotin'20+ victories flying his flamboyantly marked P-39N for the Northern A-VMF'who shot down either a Ki.27 'Nate' or a Ki.43 'Hayabusa' during the invasion of Manchuria/North Korea! I had not known - before this book was published - that there was a struggle to get Pokryshkin to change to a 'Good SOVIET-BUILT fighter' such as the Lavochkin or Yak aircraft, but 'Sasha' hated Alexander Yakovlev as a political toady to Iosip Vissarionich Dzhugashvili 'Stalin' and after A.F. Klubov was killed in his SECOND landing accident attempting to transition into the LA-7 'Read the Air Enthusiast Quarterly article on the Czech LA-5FNs, which, for an incautious pilot, 'would emulate a kangaroo on landing''in which the thing flipped on its back, killing Klubov and poisoning Pokryshkin permanently against Lavochkin's products as well! For this reason, t here were 36 P-63s awaiting the Division as of April 1945, but these were not transitioned into before war's end by the 9th IAD. I can only assume 'Mr. Mellinger does not tell us' that once again, Pokryshkin's aircraft would have been 'white 100' but whether this was a P-63A or a P-63C I would love to find out! Regardless, this book is a 'must have' for anyone studying this aspect of the V-VS or any modeller wishing to accurately model Pokryshkin's 42-9004/'100', or needs other detailed info on other Lend-Lease V-VS aircraft.

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