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Soviet Spyplanes Of The Cold War

Soviet Spyplanes of the Cold War PDF
Author: Yefim Gordon
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2013-11-04
ISBN: 1781592853
Size: 36.60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 96
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Soviet Spyplanes Of The Cold War

by Yefim Gordon, Soviet Spyplanes Of The Cold War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Soviet Spyplanes Of The Cold War books, Spy in the Sky' matters have long been a source of interest and fascination for aircraft enthusiasts, historians and modellers and none more so than the elusive and secretive Soviet types of the Cold War era. Yefim Gordon presents us here with a range of such types, presenting a collection of photographs, profiles and line drawings together with supplementary text detailing the history of each craft, encompassing the various developmental milestones, successes and pitfalls experienced along the way.??The Soviet Union's two dedicated spyplane types, the Yakovlev Yak-25RV 'Mandrake' (the Soviet equivalent of the Lockheed U-2) and the MiG-25R 'Foxbat' are profiled, supplemented by details garnered from a host of original sources.??Well-illustrated histories and structural analyses are set alongside detailed descriptions of the various plastic scale model kits that have been released, along with commentary concerning their accuracy and available modifications and decals.??With an unparalleled level of visual information - paint schemes, models, line drawings and photographs - it is simply the best reference for any model-maker setting out to build a variant of this iconic craft.



Flight Craft 8 Mikoyan Mig 31

Flight Craft 8  Mikoyan MiG 31 PDF
Author: Yefim Gordon
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2011-10-30
ISBN: 1473823927
Size: 40.80 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 96
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Flight Craft 8 Mikoyan Mig 31

by Yefim Gordon, Flight Craft 8 Mikoyan Mig 31 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Flight Craft 8 Mikoyan Mig 31 books, The MiG-31 started life as an advanced derivative of the famous MiG-25P interceptor, becoming the first Soviet fourth-generation combat aircraft. First flown in 1975, it differed from its progenitor primarily in having a crew of two (pilot and weapons systems operator), a highly capable passive phased-array radar _ a world first _ and new R-33 long-range missiles as its primary armament. The maximum speed was an impressive Mach 2.82, the cruising speed being Mach 2.35. The type entered service in 1981; more than 500 copies were built between 1981 and 1994. The powerful radar and other avionics allowed the MiG-31 to operate as a 'mini-AWACS' scanning the airspace and guiding other interceptors to their targets; a flight of three such aircraft in line abreast formation could cover a strip 800 km (500 miles) wide. To this day the MiG-31 remains one of the key air defence assets of the Russian Air Force. The book describes the MiG-31's developmental history, including upgrade programmes, and features a full and comprehensive survey of the various MiG-31 model-making kits currently available on the market.



Russian Gunship Helicopters

Russian Gunship Helicopters PDF
Author: Yefim Gordon
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2013-11-04
ISBN: 1781592829
Size: 69.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 96
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Russian Gunship Helicopters

by Yefim Gordon, Russian Gunship Helicopters Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Russian Gunship Helicopters books, Features;??* Profiles of iconic types such as the Mil MI-24 'Hind', the Mil-28 and the Kamov Ka-52 'Alligator'.?* 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. ??With profiles of a host of exciting designs, accompanied by a descriptive narrative history of the various types, this volume combines practical information with reflective historical analysis, making for a visually rich volume providing modellers with all they need to know about the most exciting Russian Gunship helicopter designs and associated model kits.??This edition deals primarily with the three principal attack helicopter types of the present-day Russian Army;??The Mil MI-24 'Hind' – otherwise known as 'the Flying Crocodile' – has been produced in large numbers with many versions and variants produced. It has been supplied to a host of countries and seen considerable combat action in conflicts both in the Soviet Union and abroad. It still forms the backbone of army aviation in Russia and remains at the forefront of national exposure.??The Mil-28 is a more contemporary type and is broadly the equivalent of the McDonnell Douglas AH-64 Apache. ??The Kamov Ka-52 'Alligator' – NATO name 'Hokum-B' – also features. This helicopter is in service with the Army and is entering service also with the Russian Navy. ??Well-illustrated histories and structural analyses are supplemented with detailed descriptions of the various plastic scale model kits which have been released, along with commentary concerning their accuracy and available modifications and decals. This level of detail and insight is sure to prove invaluable to a wide community of model-makers, both at home and overseas.



Flight Craft 5 Sukhoi Su 15

Flight Craft 5  Sukhoi Su 15 PDF
Author: Yefim Gordon
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN: 1473823900
Size: 11.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 96
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Flight Craft 5 Sukhoi Su 15

by Yefim Gordon, Flight Craft 5 Sukhoi Su 15 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Flight Craft 5 Sukhoi Su 15 books, In the late 1950s, the Sukhoi Design Bureau, already an established fighter maker, started work on a successor to its Su-9 and Su-11 single-engined interceptors for the national Air Defence Force. Similar to its predecessors, the new aircraft designated Su-15 had delta wings; unlike the Su-9/Su-11, however, it had twin engines and lateral air intakes freeing up the nose for a powerful fire control radar. First flown in May 1962, the Su-15 officially entered service in 1965 and was built in several versions, the late ones having cranked-delta wings and a more capable radar. Being an air defence fighter, the Su-15 frequently had to deal with intruders. Unfortunately the aircraft gained notoriety in two separate incidents involving shoot-downs of Boeing airliners (a 707 in 1978 and a 747 in 1983), both of which were South Korean and had intruded into Soviet airspace on what was very probably clandestine spy missions.??This book describes the developmental and service history of the Sukhoi-Su-15, containing a comprehensive survey of all model-making kits currently available on the market.



Flight Craft 6 Ily Yushin Beriyev A 50

Flight Craft 6  Ily yushin Beriyev A 50 PDF
Author: Yefim Gordon
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN: 1473823919
Size: 58.94 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 96
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Flight Craft 6 Ily Yushin Beriyev A 50

by Yefim Gordon, Flight Craft 6 Ily Yushin Beriyev A 50 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Flight Craft 6 Ily Yushin Beriyev A 50 books, Brought out in the late 1970s as a successor to the obsolete Tu-126 airborne early warning aircraft, the A-50 co-developed by the Il'yushin and Beriyev bureaux is one of the most interesting military variants in the field of IL-76 military transport. Differing outwardly from the latter mainly in having a conventional ñsaucerî rotodome, the A-50 entered flight testing in 1980; the new Soviet AWACS entered service four years later. The improved A-50M was developed several years after that. The type continues in service with the Russian Air Force today, and the fleet is being upgraded to A-50U standard. ??This book describes the A-50's thrilling developmental history, taking in its many variants (including the A-50EI export model for India) and gives an extensive overview of the various scale model kits covering the subject currently available on the market.



Flight Craft 10

Flight Craft 10 PDF
Author: Yefim Gordon
Publisher:
Release: 2016-05-30
ISBN: 9781473823891
Size: 55.61 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : un
Pages : 96
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Flight Craft 10

by Yefim Gordon, Flight Craft 10 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Flight Craft 10 books, Developed in the early 1950s to meet a Soviet Army requirement and first flown in June 1957, the Mi-6 was the largest-yet helicopter created in the Soviet Union. Its notable features included a power-plant consisting of two turbo-shaft engines (for the first time on a Soviet helicopter) and stub wings offloading the main rotor in forward flight; the cabin was big enough to accommodate artillery systems and tactical ballistic missiles. Built by two plants, the Mi-6 saw service with the Soviet Air Force (including participation in the Afghan War) and the air arms of several Soviet allies. It also proved valuable as a civil air-lifter during oilfield exploration in Siberia, remaining in service right the way up to 2002. A worthy successor to the Mi-6 appeared in 1977 - the Mi-26. With its 20-ton payload, it was (and still is) the world's largest and most capable transport helicopter. Again, the Mi-26 had both military and commercial uses (the former included participation in several armed conflicts); the type is still in production, being updated to meet modern requirements, and has been exported to several countries in Asia and Latin America. The book describes the history, variants and service career of the Mil' 'big lifters' and contains a detailed overview of the scale model kits covering these types which are currently available on the market.



Daily Report

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Release: 1992-03
ISBN:
Size: 75.11 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Eurasia
Languages : en
Pages :
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Spy Flights Of The Cold War

Spy Flights of the Cold War PDF
Author: Paul Lashmar
Publisher:
Release: 1996
ISBN:
Size: 38.59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Aerial observation (Military science)
Languages : un
Pages : 244
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Spy Flights Of The Cold War

by Paul Lashmar, Spy Flights Of The Cold War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Spy Flights Of The Cold War books, The author reveals the secret spyplane war which took place in the skies over Soviet Russia during the Cold War.



Spyplanes

Spyplanes PDF
Author: Norman Polmar
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Release: 2016-12-20
ISBN: 0760350310
Size: 46.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 240
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Spyplanes

by Norman Polmar, Spyplanes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Spyplanes books, "Spyplanes is an illustrated history of manned spyplanes, with profiles, pictures, and technical specifications for each plane."--Provided by publisher.