The Su-9, Su-11 and Su-15: Unsung Soviet Cold War HeroesAuthor: Gordon, YefimCode: 58031Price:AU $105.13Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:28/02/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
Closed in 1949, the Sukhoi Design Bureau was reborn in 1953 to meet an urgent demand for a fast interceptor that would counter the threat posed by NATO bombers. It wasted no time developing a succession of missile-armed, Mach 2 interceptors characterised by delta wings; the single-engined Su-9 entered service in 1960, followed by the up-armed ......
New Expanded EditionAuthor: Gordon, YefimCode: 58168Price:AU $82.92Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:01/02/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
One of the most interesting strands in aviation history has been the development of wing-in-ground effect (WIG) vehicles, or as they are more commonly known by their Russian name, ekranoplans.
Nikolay Polikarpov and His Aircraft DesignsAuthor: Maslov, MikhailCode: 56876Price:AU $122.12Format: Hardback / 952 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:19/01/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2020
The book which is presented to the reader describes all Polikarpov's original projects, both those put into reality and unimplemented ones. It took the author many years to prepare for the creation of the book.
A Shared CenturyAuthor: Wilkinson, P.Code: 57049Price:AU $79.99Format: HardbackPublisher: FONTHILL Published date:18/11/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Russian Red Star, RAF Roundel: symbols of radically different organisations, sharing a century of achievement and challenge as both allies and adversaries. The author links his own air force experiences, not least those from his time in Russia, to other personal recollections and to official records, to highlight the relationship's dynamics.
Famous Russian AircraftAuthor: Gordon, YefimCode: 57123Price:AU $89.99Format: Hardback / 500 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:15/10/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Originally conceived as a replacement for the famous MiG-21, changing priorities turned the MiG-23 into a STOL fighter with variable-geometry wings that first flew in June 1967. After two years of testing, the aircraft, codename Flogger, entered service in 1969.
Polish Wings 26Author: Musialkowski, LechoslawCode: 56778Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date:24/07/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
New title in the popular Polish Wings series telling the story of two famous Russian World War Two bombers in Polish Air Force service and colours.
Famous Russian AircraftAuthor: Gordon, YefimCode: 56665Price:AU $91.56Format: Hardback / 550 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:29/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Designed as a mass-produced and relatively cheap light tactical fighter, the MiG-29 first flew on 6th October 1977. After extensive flight testing, it entered production in 1982 and deliveries to the Soviet Air Force began in 1983.
Author: Pomoshnikov, OlegCode: 56941Price:AU $34.61Format: Paperback / 20 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date:14/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Petlakov Pe-2 (Peshka) is the best-known twin-engine light bomber of Soviet aviation in World War II. The plane was susceptible to structural changes, which allowed it to be used as a heavy fighter (also night), a dive bomber or a long reconnaissance plane. Vladimir Petlakov constructed the Pe-2 in prison, where he got in 1937 for allegedly ......
Famous Russian AircraftAuthor: Gordon, YefimCode: 55505Price:AU $110.00Format: Hardback / 720 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:01/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Sukhoi Design Bureau was tasked in 1969 with developing a fourth-generation heavy fighter and thus began the story of the Su-27, known to the western world as the Flanker--an aircraft which turned out to be one of the most successful Soviet fighter designs. This book tells the story of how the original project developed, how the final ......
Author: Kennedy, CharlesCode: 47189Price:AU $81.48Format: Hardback / 208 pages Published date:07/06/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book tells the story of every jetliner produced by the Soviet Union, including the Tupolev Tu-104 (the world's first successful jetliner), the Ilyushin Il-62 (Aeroflot's flagship), and the supersonic rival to Concorde, the Tu-144 Charger. The detailed story is accompanied by beautiful illustrations taken from Russian archives.
Versatile Cold War BomberAuthor: Gordon, YefimCode: 49633Price:AU $117.32Format: Hardback / 464 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:15/11/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Developed to meet a Soviet Ministry of Defense requirement for a fast bomber that would counter the threat posed by NATO, the Tu-16 was a ground-breaking project. It was the first Soviet medium bomber to feature swept wings, and it was built around a pair of turbojets that were the world's most powerful jet engines at the time. First flown in ......
Author: Gordon, YefimCode: 50463Price:AU $75.77Format: HardbackPublisher: CRECY Published date:01/09/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Created by the famous Mikoyan Design Bureau in the early 1950s, the MiG-19 fighter was the Soviet Union's first true supersonic fighter that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight. The baseline version with conventional elevators (known to the West as Farmer-A) achieved initial operational capability with the Soviet Air Force as early as 1954, ......
Author: Toperczer, IstvanCode: 46991Price:AU $28.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:20/10/2016Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Vietnam People's Air Force at the beginning of the Vietnam War were equipped with slow, old Korean War generation fighters - a combination of MiG-17s and MiG-19s - types that should have offered little opposition to the fighter-bombers such as the F-4 Phantom II, and more. This is an analysis of the exploits of Vietnamese pilots.
The Soviet Air Threat to EuropeAuthor: Epstein, Joshua M.Code: 39846Price:AU $180.71Format: Hardback / 318 pages Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:25/07/2016Availability:Please contact us for availability
Joshua M. Epstein argues that prevailing assumptions about the East- West balance of power rest on erroneous measures of military strength. He develops a method for analyzing military capabilities and applies that general procedure to the Soviet tactical air threat to NATO. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the ......
Iraq 1991Author: Dildy, DougCode: 46993Price:AU $25.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:21/04/2016Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Analyses the combat between the American and Soviet 'Cold War fighters' in a balanced manner, examining how the technical abilities of the aircraft combined with the different levels of training available to opposing pilots and ground crews allowed the F-15s to destroy the Iraqi offensive abilities within weeks of the First Gulf War starting.
Author: Alexander MladenovCode: 38332Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:01/04/2016Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Beautifully illustrated with many rare and unpublished photographs, Soviet Cold War Fighters looks at the main development periods of Soviet fighter designs and covers all the important features and developments for each - a total of four generations of fighter were developed from the late 1940s to the early 1980s - that witnessed the most ......
Author: Dancey, Peter G.Code: 38145Price:AU $95.00Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:01/10/2015Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Much of the fascination which Soviet aircraft and its associated aerospace industry holds for the analyst, enthusiast or ordinary member of the public, stems from the thick fog of secrecy that enveloped the industry throughout the Cold War until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990/91. Until then details which in case of Western designs ......
The Soviet Supersonic AirlinerAuthor: Yefim GordonCode: 37909Price:AU $129.00Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:28/05/2015Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Developed in the 1960s/1970s, the Tu-144 was the Soviet Union's only practical venture into supersonic commercial aviation. Though its career was all too brief, it was a major technological achievement for the Soviet aircraft industry. The book provides in-depth coverage of the "Concordski," including projected versions, the Tu-144's production ......
Author: Gordon, YefimCode: 46977Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: MIDLAND PUBLISHING Published date:25/05/2015Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Developed in the Soviet Union in the 1960s, the Su-24 tactical bomber has become one of the most successful aircraft in its class. Featuring delta wings and auxiliary lift engines meant to improve its field performance, the first prototype turned out to be more of a liability than an asset and the aircraft was redesigned to have variable geometry ......
Red AvengerAuthor: Jason Nicholas MooreCode: 37979Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:01/05/2015Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The most comprehensive reference work on the Il-2 Shturmovik attack aircraft, the iconic Red Army warplane of the Second World War
The 'Soviet Sentry'Author: Gordon, YefimCode: 38503Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Published date:30/04/2015Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A brand new addition to the popular Flight Craft series, this time focussing on the A-50, a thrilling aircraft type with an intriguing history. It features around 180 photographs in total as well as over 20 full colour side-views and a range of various 3-view line-drawings.
Author: Gordon, YefimCode: 38502Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Published date:30/04/2015Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Brand new addition to the Flight Craft series, this time focussing on the intriguing Sukhoi-Su-15 aircraft type, and providing a comprehensive overview of all model-making kits currently available on the market.
Author: Gordon Yefim and Dmitriy KomissarovCode: 35650Price:AU $89.95Format: Hardback / 432 pages Publisher: HIKOKI PUBLICATIONS Published date:01/06/2014Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
By the end of the Second World War the USA and Great Britain had developed viable jet fighters, even if these aircraft came a bit too late to have a significant impact on the course of the conflict. Germany achieved greater success, using the Me 262 and He 162 jet fighters operationally in the closing stages of the war. In contrast, the Soviet ......
Author: Gordon YefimCode: 32394Price:AU $40.00(was
AU $79.99)Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: HIKOKI PUBLICATIONS Published date:31/03/2014Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
"Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in Asia" reviews in detail the Soviet and Russian aircraft types used throughout Asia, starting in the 1950s and continuing through to the present day.
Author: Yefim, GordonCode: 38739Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Published date:04/11/2013Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
* Profiles of iconic types including the Yakovlev Yak-25RV 'Mandrake' and the MiG-25R 'Foxbat'. * Summary of design histories and careers * Colour reference for paint schemes * Critical review of available kits * Over 180 colour and black and white illustrations, including 20 full colour side-views and a range of various 3-view line-drawings.
Air Arms, Equipment and Conflicts Since 1955Author: Yefim, GordonCode: 38820Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 176 pages Published date:31/07/2013Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
By the mid-1950s the export of Soviet arms expanded into the Middle East and were immediately sent to war. Forming the backbone of, amongst others, the air forces of Iraq and Syria, Soviet aircraft were involved in major conflicts such as the Suez Crisis, the Six-Day and Yom Kippur Wars, the Iran-Iraq War, the First and Second Gulf Wars and, more ......
Air Arms, Equipment and Conflicts Since 1955Author: Yefim, GordonCode: 38866Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 272 pages Published date:31/03/2013Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
From the outset, the export of revolution and Communist ideology had been one of the cornerstones of Soviet Russia's (and later the Soviet Union's) foreign policy and by the mid-1950s the export of Soviet arms expanded into Africa with Algeria being amongst the first African countries to receive Soviet combat aircraft. By the 1960s and 1970s, a ......
Author: Mikhail MaslovCode: 23221Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:01/07/2010Availability:Available. Please contact us for availability details
The I-15, I-16 and I-153 fighters were the world's first mass-produced fighters. Some 17,000 Polikarpovs had been manufactured by the time production ceased in 1941. They served with the Republicans in the Spain, the Chinese against Japan in 1937-38, and the Soviets against both Japan in the Nomonhan Incident and Finland during the Winter War. By ......
Author: Alexander MladenovCode: 23631Price:AU $19.95Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:01/07/2010Availability:Available. Please contact us for availability details
Publisher's Notes: With its distinctive double-cockpit design, the Mi-24 ‘Hind’ is arguably the most recognizable war machine of the Cold War, and has achieved near-legendary status in the annals of military history. The first Soviet helicopter to function as both a gunship and an assault transport, it served extensively in Afghanistan, and is ......
Author: J WealCode: 21754Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:01/01/2000Availability:Available. Please contact us for availability details
Publisher's notes: This final volume in the trilogy on the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka - the aircraft that, more than any other, was the very epitome of Nazi Blitzkrieg - completes Osprey's operational history of the Luftwaffe's infamous dive-bomber of World War 2. The book charts its fortunes in the hardest theatre of all: the war against the Soviet ......
A Soviet Fighter Pilot RemembersAuthor: Sergei KramarenkoCode: 25014Price:AU $44.95Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GARDNERS BOOKS Published date:01/01/2000Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Jacket notes: Sergei Kramarenko was a lucky man. As a Soviet fighter pilot, an ace, he fought in two wars - first against the Luftwaffe, then the US Air Force - and survived. This is his story. On the Eastern Front in the Second World War, in the bitter conflict with the Germans, he duelled with Messerschmitt 109s and Focke-Wulf 190s. He ......