Russian Airliners Outside Russia

Russian Airliners Outside Russia

by Yefim Gordon, Dmitiry Komissarov
     
 
AfterWorld War II, as Soviet influence expanded rapidly as a result of the postwar settlement in Europe and with the rise of Communist states in the Far East, Africa, and the Caribbean, the potential worldwide export market for Soviet-built airliners grew phenomenally. As the Soviet satellite states in Eastern Europe gradually developed their own domestic airlines,

Overview

AfterWorld War II, as Soviet influence expanded rapidly as a result of the postwar settlement in Europe and with the rise of Communist states in the Far East, Africa, and the Caribbean, the potential worldwide export market for Soviet-built airliners grew phenomenally. As the Soviet satellite states in Eastern Europe gradually developed their own domestic airlines, such as LOT in Poland, Malev in Hungary, and CSA in Czechoslovakia, they began to acquire significant numbers of Soviet-built aircraft, such as the Tupolev Tu-134 and the Ilyushin Il-62. These aircraft became increasingly familiar sights at airports across Europe and around the world. It was only with the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, that the market for civilian aircraft in the former Soviet opened up to plane makers in the rest of the world. The airlines in these newly independent countries now sought to upgrade their fleets with aircraft from western companies such as Airbus and Boeing, whose products already dominated the fleets of the carriers from non-Communist countries with whom they were now competing directly. For this book, author Yefim Gordon turns his attention to the great variety of Soviet and Russian built civilian aircraft, which were supplied to the export market. The book uses 160 color photos to explore the aircraft built before the collapse of the Soviet Union as well as those that have come to dominate Russian sales overseas in the past decade.

Editorial Reviews

Modeling Madness
"An absolute treat and very much a must-have for airliner enthusiasts." -Modeling Madness, May 2007, reviewed by Scott Van Aken
Internet Modeler
"For those interested in Russian airliners and want to move beyond the usual Aeroflot livery, this book is a virtual treasure trove of information." -Internet Modeler, July 2007, reviewed by Chris Banyai-Riepl
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AIRLINERS
"For many of us, Russian airliners can only be seen in books, and Komissarov and Gordon have given us a genuine treasure trove!" -AIRLINERS, reviewed by Bill Melberg, January/February 2008

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857802528
Publisher:
Crecy Publishing
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Yefim Gordon is one of Russia's leading aviation writers and publishers. He is the author of numerous books on Soviet aviation.

Dmitiry Komissarov is rapidly establishing himself as a respected authority on Russian and Soviet aviation. He works in the publishing industry and lives in Moscow.

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