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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: 13.67 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
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.



Russian Gunship Helicopters

Russian Gunship Helicopters PDF
Author: Yefim Gordon
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2013-11-04
ISBN: 1781592829
Size: 10.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
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 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: 19.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
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 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: 71.62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
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.



Mikoyan Mig 31

Mikoyan MiG 31 PDF
Author: Yefim Gordon
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2011-10-30
ISBN: 1473869196
Size: 63.49 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Mikoyan Mig 31

by Yefim Gordon, Mikoyan Mig 31 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mikoyan Mig 31 books, A history of this advanced Russian jet, including useful information for model makers. 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 defense assets of the Russian Air Force. This book describes the MiG-31’s developmental history, including upgrade programs, and features a comprehensive survey of the MiG-31 model-making kits available on the market.



Flight Craft 10

Flight Craft 10 PDF
Author: Yefim Gordon
Publisher:
Release: 2016-05-30
ISBN: 9781473823891
Size: 31.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
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.



Spy Flights Of The Cold War

Spy Flights of the Cold War PDF
Author: Paul Lashmar
Publisher:
Release: 1996
ISBN:
Size: 65.25 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Aerial observation (Military science)
Languages : en
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: 60.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
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.



Sieges Of The English Civil Wars

Sieges of the English Civil Wars PDF
Author: John Barratt
Publisher: Pen & Sword
Release: 2009
ISBN:
Size: 39.80 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 195
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Sieges Of The English Civil Wars

by John Barratt, Sieges Of The English Civil Wars Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sieges Of The English Civil Wars books, "Sieges determined the course of the English Civil Wars, yet they receive scant attention ... From the start of the Civil Wars sieges of cities, towns, ports, castles, manor houses and religious buildings were crucial to the conduct of the fighting ... Between 300 and 450 sieges took place, and at least a quarter of all wartime casualties were incurred during these clashes ... As John Barratt shows, possession of key strategic locations, towns and garrisons was of vital importance to all sides in the war, and frequently exerted a much wider influence on their strategies and campaigns. As well as looking at the theory and practice of siege warfare and fortification ... Barratt considers the often-devastating human impact. Using a selection of graphic examples, he shows how siege warfare could ruin the lives of the soldiers -- and the civilians -- caught up in it. He examines in detail a dozen sieges, using a combination of eyewitness accounts, other contemporary sources, archaeological surveys, and other modern research. His study provides a detailed reconstruction of these often neglected episodes of civil war history"--Jacket.



The Gloster Meteor In British Service

The Gloster Meteor in British Service PDF
Author: Martin Derry
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN: 1526702681
Size: 18.74 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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The Gloster Meteor In British Service

by Martin Derry, The Gloster Meteor In British Service Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Gloster Meteor In British Service books, The Gloster F.9/40 was Britains first jet fighter and as the Meteor F.I became the first jet-powered aircraft of any description to enter service with the Allies in World War II. Several early Meteors were dispatched to Europe in the hope that 1945 might witness the first ever jet-on-jet combats between it and the much-vaunted German jets a contest which, in the event, was never to occur.Postwar, and the Meteor quickly became the backbone of the UKs day fighter defenses, progressing through successive Marks as it did so, until finally being replaced on the front line by later types during the mid-1950s. With their ever-adaptable airframe, two-seat Meteors became Britains primary night fighter too, serving for several years until replaced by the Gloster Javelin from the late 1950s onwards.With its operational career over, the Meteors adaptability and ruggedness was put to sterling use as an advanced trainer, the most obvious example of which was the T.7. As late as 1982, a handful of stalwarts were still soldiering on.Although space precludes a comprehensive history of such a prolific aircraft, it is hoped that both aviation enthusiasts and aircraft modelers may find some interesting examples in these pages, and sufficient inspiration to help them choose which color scheme to finish their latest Meteor model in.This latest addition to the FlightCraft range follows our well-established format in that it is split into three primary sections. The first covers the Meteor using numerous photographs, informative captions and tables. The second is a 16-page full-color illustration section featuring detailed profiles and 2-views of many of the color schemes and markings carried by British Meteors. The final section lists as many injection-moulded plastic model kits of the Meteor, in all the major scales, that the authors could obtain, plus a gallery of models made by some of the UKs best modelers.