Soviet Air Power in World War 2

Soviet Air Power in World War 2

by Yefim Gordon

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ISBN-13: 9781857803044
Publisher: Allan, Ian Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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Shrike58 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
My main question with this book is whether it would transcend Gordon's classic "Soviet Combat Aircraft of the Second World War;" that it does safely in terms of information, photos, and new illustrations.Where this work does fall a little flat for me is in terms of detailing the evolution of Soviet military aviation organization (and mainly the VVS "frontal" and long-range aviation, as opposed to the PVO air defense service) during the war. While Gordon does give you a snapshot of the order of battle in 1941, there is not so much of a tabular picture given for 1945. More could have been done to detail the evolution of the force too, though what is given seems quite good.Also, while I liked the coverage of Soviet naval aviation, when you throw out the statement that aircraft of the Red Fleet sank "three cruisers" and "seven destroyers" from the German navy I'd like to know what you mean by a "cruiser" or a "destroyer;" are we talking armed merchant cruisers and captured Norwegian ships that barely merit the title of torpedo boat? It's cases like this where you wish that this book had a bibliography. It also makes me wonder what other gaffs I've missed.