Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century

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Robin D. S. Higham, John T. Greenwood, Von Hardesty
Psychology Press, 1998 - History - 320 pages
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In 1977, Robin Higham and Jacob Kipp edited Soviet Aviation and Air Power, the first comprehensive study of Russian aviation. This new volume brings together both new editors and new contributors, to take a fresh look at Russian and Soviet aviation in the twentieth century. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, new archives have become available as well as new perspectives, and all the contributors to this new volume have based their research on newly available material. While some chapters update those in the 1977 work, most break new ground, such as those dealing with the aircraft industry, the designers, and Soviet Air combat on the periphery.
 

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Contents

Early Flight in Russia
18
A twoman crew Pe2 inscribed Forward to the West
22
LendLease Douglas C47s and Sovietbuilt licensed copies of the
30
From Chaos to the Eve of the Great Patriotic War
37
Between pages 50 and
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Artem I Mikoyan famed Soviet aircraft designer
42
MiG3 fighter interceptors in winter camouflage paint 1941
48
Soviet Frontal Aviation during the Great Patriotic War
62
The Aviation Industry 191797
126
A S Yakovlev and S I Ilyushin seated below picture of Stalin in 1945
146
Their Design Bureaux and Aircraft
162
The Defense of Russian Aerospace
191
Action during the Cold War 194589
208
Civil Aviation in the Soviet
236
Epilogue
269
Index
299

Aviation and the Transformation of CombinedArms
91
Russian and Soviet Naval Aviation 190896
108
The Russians latest fighter plane the Sukhoi35 at the Berlin
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About the author (1998)

Robin Higham is a veteran of the Royal Air Force and professor emeritus of history at Kansas State University. Former editor of Aerospace Historian, he has written or edited numerous works on aviation history.

John T. Greenwood, retired Chief of the Office of Medical History, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, is the author of "Medics at War: Military Medicine from Colonial Times to the Twenty-first Century "and "Milestones of Aviation,"

Von Hardesty is a historian and curator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. He is the editor of the Cambridge Centennial of Flight book series. He lives in Grottoes, Virginia.

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