Soviet Combat Aircraft of the Second World Warby Yefim Gordon, Dmitri Khazanov
This first of a two-volume set details all World War II Soviet combat aircraft, both prototype and operational. Until now, books on the subject have been heavy on Western sources and light on firsthand accounts. In preparing this volume, the authors trawled rich archives in the Soviet Union to reveal a wealth of data that rewrites longheld Western beliefs.
In addition to the design, political background, and production history of each aircraft, the authors provide technical descriptions and comprehensive specification charts. The war records of the aircraft are accompanied by firsthand accounts from the pilots who flew them into combat, as well as comparisons to American, British, and German aircraft of the period. Nearly 477 ultra-rare period photographs and exclusive drawings offer an unprecedented review of these fascinating aircraft. Includes an introduction by renowned UK aviation journalist Bill Gunston.
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