Illustrated World War II Encyclopedia Eddy Bauer 1978
MiG-21 'Fishbed' Yefim Gordon 1996 MiG-21 Fishbed Gordon and Gunston Subtitled: The Worlds Most Widely Used Supersonic Fighter. Using much never-before-published material, a huge array of photographs previously unseen in the West, and color artwork, this book reveals the secrets of the fighter that has flown and fought in more countries than any other supersonic jet.Produced with full access to MiG design bureau archives. Sftbd., 8 1/2x 11, 144 pgs., 15 bandw ill. , 7 color.
Linebacker II James R. McCarthy 1979
Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superiority Benjamin Franklin Cooling (III) 1994
Allies in Wartime Alexander B. Dolitsky 2007 This book is a collection of articles, essays and speeches that together illuminate a remarkable chapter in human history: the Alaska-Siberia Airway during World War II.
War Monuments, Museums and Library Collections of 20th Century Conflicts Steve Rajtar 2015-07-11 This unique state-by-state directory covers monuments, memorials, museums, markers, statues and library collections that relate to the veterans, weapons, vehicles, airplanes, victims or any other aspect of war in which the United States participated. While a site may have been created before 1900 (such as a fort), there must be some operational or historical tie to a twentieth century conflict to be included here. General collections, such as museums of aviation, are included if they house materials related to a twentieth century conflict. The coverage is so thorough that statues honoring veterans of the Civil War appear if veterans of later wars are on their rosters of honorees. Another example of the comprehensiveness of this compilation is in the inclusion of memorials to victims of war such as the Holocaust Museum in Houston, Texas. For each site, the following information is given: street address, phone number, website and email address (if applicable), days and hours of operation, admission fees, other necessary information, and a brief description of the site.
MiG-17 and MiG-19 Units of the Vietnam War István Toperczer 2012-11-20 The erstwhile enemy of the USAF and US Navy during the nine years of American involvement in the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese Peoples' Air Force (VPAF) quickly grew from an ill-organised rabble of poorly trained pilots flying antiquated communist aircraft into a highly effective fighting force that more than held its own over the skies of North Vietnam. Flying Soviet fighters like the MiG-17, and -19, the VPAF produced over a dozen aces, whilst the Americans managed just two pilots and three navigators in the same period.
The Chinese Air Force Richard P. Hallion 2012-10-03 Presents revised and edited papers from a October 2010 conference held in Taipei on the Chinese Air Force. The conference was jointly organized by Taiwan?s Council for Advanced Policy Studies, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the U.S. National Defense University, and the RAND Corporation. This books offers a complete picture of where the Chinese air force is today, where it has come from, and most importantly, where it is headed.
MiG-21 Aces of the Vietnam War István Toperczer 2017-09-21 Having learned their trade on the subsonic MiG-17, pilots of the Vietnamese People's Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966. Soon thrown into combat over North Vietnam, the guided-missile equipped MiG-21 proved a deadly opponent for the US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps crews striking at targets deep in communist territory. Although the communist pilots initially struggled to come to terms with the fighter's air-search radar and weapons systems, the ceaseless cycle of combat operations quickly honed their skills. Indeed, by the time the last US aircraft (a B-52) was claimed by the VPAF on 28 December 1972, no fewer than 13 pilots had become aces flying the MiG-21. Fully illustrated with wartime photographs and detailed colour artwork plates, and including enthralling combat reports, this book examines the many variants of the MiG-21 that fought in the conflict, the schemes they wore and the pilots that flew them.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Combat Aircraft of World War II Bill Gunston 1978 Contains more than seven hundred illustrations of military aircraft of World War II used by both Allied and Axis Countries, together with capsule specifications and history
Aircraft Anatomy of World War II Paul Eden 2016-01-25 Originally published by Aerospace Publishing Ltd. in 2003.
The World’s Greatest Military Aircraft Thomas Newdick 2015-12-22 Ever since man first took to the air, combat aircraft have been at the cutting edge of aviation technology, resulting in some of the greatest and most complex designs ever built. The World’s Greatest Military Aircraft features 52 of the most important military aircraft of the last hundred years. The book includes all the main types, from biplane fighters and carrier aircraft to tactical bombers, transport aircraft, multirole fighters, strategic strike aircraft and stealth bombers. Featured aircraft include: the Fokker Dr.1 triplane, the legendary fighter flown by German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, ‘the Red Baron’, during World War I; the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Japan’s highly-manoeuvrable fighter that dominated air-to-air combat in the early part of the Pacific War; the tank-busting Il-2 Shturmovik, the most produced aircraft in World War II; the Harrier jump jet, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fighter that has been service for more than 40 years; the B-2 Spirit bomber, an American precision strike aircraft used in recent conflicts in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan; and the F-22 Raptor, an air superiority fighter with state-of-the-art stealth technology that makes it almost invisible to radars. Each entry includes a brief description of the model’s development and history, a profile view, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Greatest Military Aircraft is a colourful guide for the military aviation enthusiast.
MiG-21 Units of the Vietnam War István Toperczer 2012-11-20 Having honed their piloting skills on the subsonic MiG-17 and transonic MiG-19, the Vietnamese Peoples' Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966. Soon thrown into combat over North Vietnam, the guided-missile equipped MiG-21 proved a deadly opponent for the USAF, Navy and Marine Corps crews striking at targets deep into communist territory. Most of the VPAF's 12+ aces scored their bulk of their kills in the MiG-21, which was then the best fighter produced by Russia's premier fast jet manufacturer, Mikoyan Gurevich. Well over 200 MiG-21s were supplied to the VPAF, and the numerous models and the schemes they wore are chronicled in great detail in this unique volume.
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Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot Alexander Mladenov 2013-09-20 A fully illustrated technical guide to the Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot. The Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot was the Soviet Air Force's first mass-produced jet purposely designed for the close air support (CAS) role and was a simple, effective and durable attack aircraft that, by 2012, had seen combat in no fewer than 40 conflicts. Some 630 Su-25s were built between 1979 and 1991, as well as 185 export Su-25Ks, 70 Su-25UB/UBK Frogfoot-B two-seaters that rolled off the production line at the aviation plant in Ulan Ude (UUAP), Russia. The Frogfoot is known as the most cost-effective ground attack aircraft available to the Russian Air Force (RuAF) and, between the RuAF and the Russian Navy's aviation assets, there are some 200–220 Su-25s still in operation. Illustrated throughout with photographs and colour artwork, this title examines the development history, evolution and combat performance of the Su-25 Frogfoot, and details its effectiveness and reliability. Such is the reputation the Su-25 has earned, 19 of the 25 nations to have deployed a Frogfoot variant continue to operate them today.
Soviet Air Power in World War 2 E. Gordon 2008 From the team that published the 'Famous Russian Aircraft' series comes Soviet Air Power in World War 2, the authoritative guide to all of the aircraft flown by the Soviet Air Force during the conflict. As well as exploring in-depth the individual aircraft types, this book also takes a closer look at the Soviet Air Force's structure and aircraft fleet. Included are all of the unit insignia of Soviet air armies, divisions and regiments, as well as the varied artwork and camouflage schemes used on individual aircraft. An extensive selection of unseen photographs and colour side views of all the aircraft types that operated in the immediate pre-war years and in World War 2 are featured, including many British and American aircraft flown by the Soviet Air Force and Soviet Naval Aviation. The book also reveals information about the Soviet Air Force commanders and famous aces of the period; the aces' aircraft and their personal insignia are illustrated, as well as the combat operations they flew against the Axis air forces between 1941 and 1945. Written by an acknowledged expert in Soviet and Russian military aviation, and illustrated with photographs, profiles and detailed line drawings, this guide to the Soviet Air Force in World War 2 will be of interest not only to aviation and military history enthusiasts but to modellers of this period.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Alexander Mladenov 2014-06-20 The MiG-21 (NATO reporting name Fishbed) firmly holds the title of the world's most widely built and used jet fighter, with more than 10,000 units rolling off the lines of three plants in the former Soviet Union. The type was also built under license in India and Czechslovakia, and without license in China until the late 2000s. Designed as a Mach-2 light tactical fighter, its original prototype, the Ye-6/1, was first flown in 1958. The first production variant of the type, designated the MiG-21F, appeared in 1960 and its improved sub-variant, the MiG-21F-13 (Type 74, NATO reporting name Fishbed-C), was made available for export by 1961. It was a simplified daytime short-range, clear-weather interceptor and tactical fighter.
Flying Legends 2022 Editors of Rock Point 2021-09-14 Relive the style, might, and glory of classic air warfare with Flying Legends 2022, a 16-month wall calendar featuring 13 full-color images of classic warplanes in flight! Take to the skies with the legendary warbirds pictured in this stunning calendar. With a handy page that shows the months of September, October, November, and December 2021, followed by individual pages for the months of 2022, each photo is accompanied by all the fun-to-memorize stats for each plane, including its ceiling, its bombload, and the powerplant where it was built. The 17" × 12" calendar images are the perfect size for framing, so when 2022 comes to an end, you can continue to admire these mighty warplanes. This is a great gift for the history nut, military buff, or veteran in your life. From launch to landing, Flying Legends 2022 will have you feeling sky-high all year!
Russian Aircraft of World War II Edward Ward 2021-06 Organized chronologically by type, Russian Aircraft of World War II offers a highly illustrated guide to the main types of aircraft used by the Soviet Air Force during World War II. The book provides a comprehensive survey of combat aircraft, from the compact, revolutionary Polikarpov I-16 fighter of the Winter War in Finland, to the Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik and Petlyakov Pe-2, two of the outstanding ground-attack aircraft of the Eastern Front campaign. All the major and many minor types are featured, including fighters, dive bombers, ground-attack aircraft, night bombers, strategic bombers, and reconnaissance and transport aircraft. This includes both well-known models, such as the classic MiG-1 fighter and Tupolev SB fast bomber, through lend-lease aircraft like the A-20 Havoc and B-24 Liberator, to lesser-known models, including the Yermolayev Yer-2 medium bomber and Kharkiv KhAI-5 light bomber. Each featured profile includes authentic markings and color schemes, while every separate model is accompanied by exhaustive specifications. Packed with 110 full-color artworks with detailed specifications, Russian Aircraft of World War II is a key reference guide for military modelers and World War II enthusiasts.
The Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] Spencer C. Tucker 2010-04-09 A multidimensional, multidisciplinary work on one of the least understood but most important conflicts in modern history. • 760 alphabetically organized entries covering all aspects of the Korean War era—military, political, economic, social, and cultural • Nearly 150 primary documents in a separate volume • More than 125 contributors, including both civilian professors from a wide range of disciplines as well as military officers • An updated historiographical essay compiled by Dr. Allan R. Millett, one of the nation's leading military historians and experts on the Korean War • More than 350 illustrations and 21 detailed maps • A chronology of the Korean War, a glossary, and a general bibliography
Soviet Fighters of the Second World War Jason Nicholas Moore 2021-07-30 The Red Air Force had just started to re-equip with modern monoplane fighters when the Germans opened Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. Hundreds of fighters were destroyed in the first few days, but many of these were obsolete biplanes. Soviet Fighters of the Second World War details fighter development from the dark days of Barbarossa to eventual triumph over Berlin. Starting with outdated aircraft such as the Polikarpov Po-2 biplane and monoplane fighters, the Soviets then settled on two main lines of development: the inline-engine LaGG-3 and its radial-engine derivatives, the La-5 and La-7, and the inline-engine Yakovlev fighters, which were produced in greater numbers than any other series of fighters. Not only are these aircraft accurately described, but experimental fighters are also dealt with. In addition, colour profiles illustrate these aircraft in terms of design, camouflage and markings. From the I-15bis biplane of the late 1930s to the superb La-7 and Yak-3 fighters of the last year of the war, all Red Air Force fighters are covered in this comprehensive volume.
All the U.S. Air Force Airplanes, 1907-1983 Andrew W. Waters 1983
MiG-15 Fagot Yefim Gordon 2005-01-28 8 1/2 x 11, 40 color and 200 b&w photos - Includes detailed technical information on the MiG-15's design, development, structural detail, international production, and a comparison between the MiG-15 and the F-86 Sabre. - Covers all variants produced in the Soviet Union, including one-off and special-purpose modifications, and details all countries that produced the MiG-15. - The WarbirdTech series is an excellent resource for aviation modelers, providing a unique look at various military aircraft.
Classic Fighters Colouring Book Dariusz Grzywacz 2016-06-30 15 accurate, authentic renderings of classic fighters. You can color them.Also captions with detailed technical data and scale plans.* Hawker Hurricane* Messerschmit Me 163 Komet * Focke-Wulf Fw 190* Grumman Hellcat & Ki 61* Boulton Paul Defiant & Messerschmitt Bf 109 E* Lavochkin La-5FN* F4U Corsair* Polikarpov I-16* Bell P-39 Airacobra* Supermarine Spitfire* Hawker Typhoon* Messerschmitt Bf 109 G* Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero* Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15* Messerschmit Me 262 A Schwalbe
MiG-21 Fishbed Hans-Heiri Stapfer 2005 The MiG-21 resulted from a 1953 Soviet Air Force specification. The MiG-21 began production in 1959 and would continue in production until 1985, making it not only the most produced supersonic jet aircraft ever, but also the longest production run of any combat aircraft. It has been in use with nearly fifty different countries around the world and remains in use by some countries even today. This title includes inside and out coverage of the MiG-21 SM/M (Fishbed J), M/SM (Modified) (Fishbed J), MF (Fishbed J), bis Lazur (Fishbed L), and bis SAU (Fishbed N) variants: with details on the airframes, cockpits, landing gear, engines and weapons. Illustrated with over 123 b/w and 97 color photos, 12 color drawings, 11 b/w drawings.
Mikoyan MiG-21 Yefim Gordon 2008 The book has detailed colour profiles and squadron markings, which will attract the interest of the scale modeller and the serious aviation historian and will become regarded as the definitive account of one of the most influential jet aircraft to have been produced during the Cold War era.
Flying Colours William Green 1997 Military aircraft have been variously daubed, cunningly camouflaged, boastfully personalized or otherwise extravagantly coloured since they first took to the air over 80 years ago. Flying Colours is a survey of this fascinating scene.
Red Eagles Steve Davies 2008-09-23 From the late 1960s until the end of the Cold War, the United States Air Force acquired and flew Russian-made MiG jets, culminating in a secret squadron dedicated to exposing American fighter pilots to enemy technology and tactics. Red Eagles tells the story of this squadron from the first tests of MiGs following the Vietnam War when the USAF had been woefully under-prepared in aerial combat. These initial flights would develop into the "black" or classified program known internally as Constant Peg. At a secret air base in Nevada, ace American fighter pilots were presented with a range of differnet MiG jets with a simple remit: to expose "the threat" to as many of their brethern as possible. Maintaining and flying these "assets" without without spare parts or manuals was an almost impossible task, putting those flying the MiGs in mortal danger on every flight. Despite these challenges, in all more than 5,900 American aircrews would train against America's secret MiGs, giving them the eskills they needed to face the enemy in real combat situations. For the first time, this book tells the story of Constant Peg and the 4477th Red Eagles Squadron in the words of the men who made it possible.
The Forgotten Few; The Indian Air Force in World War II KS Nair 2019-09-30 The Forgotten Few is the first contemporary attempt to produce a historical narrative of the nation's contribution, specifically to the Air Force component, of World War II, which was an important part of our journey to Independence and national identity. Close to three million Indians served in uniform during the War. And yet, the Indian chapter of this globe-straddling story, reverberations of which still echo today, are barely known - a symptom of which was the recent controversy over the absence of Indians in the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk. This book brings to light some of the lost stories of Indian aviators who built the very foundations of human and physical infrastructure for what is now the world's fourth largest air force. It benefits from several first-person interviews with some of the last Indian survivors of World War II, enabling a level of fidelity that is quite rare among Indian histories.
MiG-3 Aces of World War 2 Dmitriy Khazanov 2013-05-20 The MiG-1/3 family of fighters was built to satisfy a Soviet Air Force requirement for an advanced, fast, high-altitude fighter. Entering service in the spring of 1941, the problematic MiG-1 had its handling issues rectified with the hasty production of the MiG-3. Many of these were destroyed on the ground when the Germans launched Operation Barbarossa. Nevertheless, enough examples survived to allow pilots such as Stepan Suprun and Aleksandr Pokryshkin to claim a number of victories in the type. This book tells the complete story of the men who made ace in the first examples of the famous MiG fighter.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Alexander Mladenov 2014-06-20 The MiG-21 (NATO reporting name Fishbed) firmly holds the title of the world's most widely built and used jet fighter, with more than 10,000 units rolling off the lines of three plants in the former Soviet Union. The type was also built under license in India and Czechslovakia, and without license in China until the late 2000s. Designed as a Mach-2 light tactical fighter, its original prototype, the Ye-6/1, was first flown in 1958. The first production variant of the type, designated the MiG-21F, appeared in 1960 and its improved sub-variant, the MiG-21F-13 (Type 74, NATO reporting name Fishbed-C), was made available for export by 1961. It was a simplified daytime short-range, clear-weather interceptor and tactical fighter.
Russian Weapons of World War II David Porter 2018-10-02 The Soviet forces during World War II had some of the most reliable, robust, and revolutionary military hardware available. From artillery to aircraft, small arms to ships, and tanks to trucks, this expert reference explores the weaponry that made the Russian Army so powerful. Packed with easy-to-understand diagrams, graphs, and illustrations, it's essential reading for anyone interested in military technology.
Early Fighters Christopher Chant 1999 Drawings, photographs, and text describe a variety of fighter planes, both U.S. and foreign, in use in World Wars I and II, including Britain's Sopwith Camel, the German Fokker and Messerschmitts, the American Curtiss series and the Lockheed Lightning.
LaGG & Lavochkin Aces of World War 2 George Mellinger 2012-10-20 This book examines the LaGG family of fighters, that were amongst the first modern piston-engined interceptors made available to the Red Air Forces in early 1941and proved far better fighters than their radial-engined predecessors. Despite technical maladies and political interference from Moscow, the LaGG-3 matured into an effective fighter when flown to its strengths at low level. Many early Soviet aces were weaned on the LaGG-3, and if they survived the early massacres of 1941-42, they went on to fly the Lavochkin family of fighters. Indeed, the Lavochkin La-3, -5 and -7 were the fighters of choice for Heroes of the Soviet Union such as Ivan Kozhedub, who claimed 62 kills.
World War Ii Soviet Fighter Aircraft Source Wikipedia 2013-09 Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Polikarpov I-16, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3, Yakovlev Yak-9, Yakovlev Yak-1, Petlyakov Pe-3, Lavochkin La-7, Yakovlev Yak-3, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1, Polikarpov I-15, Lavochkin La-5, Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov LaGG-3, Polikarpov I-185, Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov LaGG-1. Excerpt: The Polikarpov I-16 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of revolutionary design; it was the world's first cantilever-winged monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear. The I-16 was introduced in the mid-1930s and formed the backbone of the Soviet Air Force at the beginning of World War II. The diminutive fighter, nicknamed "Ishak" ("donkey") by Soviet pilots, prominently featured in the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Battle of Khalkhin Gol and the Spanish Civil War-where it was called the Rata ("rat") by the Nationalists or Mosca ("fly") by the Republicans. The Finnish nickname for I-16 was Siipiorava ("Flying Squirrel"). While working on the Polikarpov I-15 biplane, Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov began designing an advanced monoplane fighter. It featured cutting-edge innovations such as retractable landing gear and a fully enclosed cockpit, and was optimized for speed with a short stubby fuselage (similar to Gee Bee R-1) and a Wright Cyclone radial engine in a NACA cowling. The aircraft was small, light and simple to build. Full scale work on the TsKB-12 prototype began in June 1933 and the aircraft was accepted into production on 22 November 1933, a month before it took to the air. The TsKB-12 was of mixed construction using a wooden monocoque fuselage and wings based around a KhMA chrome-molybdenum steel alloy wing spar, dural ribs and D1 aluminum alloy skinning on the center and leading edges, with the remaining portions of the wings fabric covered. Another modern feature were the ailerons which ran almost the entire trailing edge of the wing...
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Korean War Aces Robert F Dorr 2013-01-20 The first virtually all-jet war, the conflict in Korea saw F-86 Sabres of the USAF take on MiG-15s of the North Korean and Chinese air forces. Although the Allied pilots were initially taken aback by the ability of the communist fighter in combat, sound training and skilful leadership soon enabled Sabre pilots to dominate the dogfights over the Yalu River. In all 39 F-86 pilots achieved ace status, and a number of these are profiled in this volume, as are notable pilots from the US Navy, Marine Corps and Royal Navy and, for the first time, the handful of MiG-15 aces.
Hwelte Clinton R. Petrie 2002-03-01 THE BEST KEPT RUSSIAN SECRET OF WORLD WAR II.By the close of World War II almost 1,000 Russian women had flown combat missions in every type of Soviet warplane. This was kept secret, not by the Soviets but by the Allies, from the general public in the West. Using historical fiction based on fact Roy McShane's exciting novel,HWELTE, reveals for the first time what truly deadly hunters these women fighter pilots proved to be. It also chronicles the adventures of a young American pilot, who stumbles across this secret, at the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942.Author's Websites: www.thaiwave.com/hwelte www.phuketdir.com/hwelte
The Age of Airpower Martin Van Creveld 2011-04-12 Examines the rise of military air power in the twentieth century and argues that it is becoming less relevant as the U.S. increasingly uses ballistic missiles, drones, and cruise missiles and as enemies prove air power less effective.
Soviet Bombers of the Second World War Jason Nicholas Moore 2019-09-08 Soviet bombers were a varied lot during the Second World War, ranging from single-engined biplanes such as the 1920's era Polikarpov U-2 to the excellent and modern twin-engined Tu-2 medium bomber. Although the use of four-engined strategic bombers was mostly limited to use of the huge Pe-8 bomber, the Soviets used many other aircraft for both strategic and tactical bombing. As the bombers of the Red Air Force were mainly tasked with supporting the Red Army, most of the bombers were used for tactical bombing, attacking tanks, troop convoys, trains, and airfields. This book will deal with both strategic bombers and tactical bombers, but will concentrate on the smaller tactical bombers, as this is where the Red Air Force's emphasis lay. Such types as the Il-4, the Su-2, the aforementioned Tu-2, and the most important bomber of all, the Il-2 Shturmovik attack bomber, will be described in great detail, including not only details on the aircraft themselves, but how they were deployed in combat. The one truly strategic bomber, the Pe-8, will not be forgotten, and neither will the comparatively tiny U-2 biplane, which was so effective in its use as a night-time "nuisance" raider that the Germans copied the tactic wholesale. Accurate colour profiles in some number will accompany the text in this comprehensive work on Soviet bombers.

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