Lagg Lavochkin Aces Of World War 2

Author by : George Mellinger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : 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.


Mig 3 Aces Of World War 2

Author by : Dmitriy Khazanov
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : 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.


Brewster F2a Buffalo Aces Of World War 2

Author by : Kari Stenman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Although designed and built for the US Navy, the F2A fought in only one major US engagement, the battle of Midway, in which F2A pilots managed to shoot down a number of Japanese fighters. Soon replaced by the navy, the F2A was exported to Britain, where it was nicknamed the 'Buffalo' thanks to its stubby appearance. The British sent most of these fighters to the Far East where they were used in the defence of Singapore and Malaya. It was in the Winter War, however, that the F2A truly found a home. Calling the plane simply the Brewster, the Finnish flew it against the invading Russians. Overall 37 Finns achieved ace status flying the Brewster, and it was the Finnish fighter of choice until succeeded by the Bf 109 in 1943.


Soviet Aces Of World War 2

Author by : Hugh Morgan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : No single volume in English has ever appeared in the West dealing with this intriguing subject area, but now that restrictions have relaxed in the former Soviet Union, records of the deeds of the elite pilots of the various Soviet Air Forces are coming to light. Although initially equipped with very poor aircraft, and robbed of effective leadership thanks as much to Stalin's purges in the late 1930s as to the efforts of the Luftwaffe, Soviet fighter pilots soon turned the tables through the use of both lend-lease aircraft like the Hurricane, Spitfire, P-39 and P-40, and home-grown machines like the MiG-3, LaGG-3/5, Lavochkin La-5/7/9 and the Yak-1/3.


Flypast

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Fighters Of The 20th Century

Author by : Jim Winchester
Languange : en
Publisher by : Crowood Press
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Description : A guide to the most famous fighter aircraft of the 20th century. It includes examples from around the world in chronological order so that the best of every period can be compared, from triplanes to supersonic interceptors. Specifications give powerplants, dimensions, performance and armament.


Aviation News

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Languange : en
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The British National Bibliography

Author by : Arthur James Wells
Languange : en
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Aircraft Of World War Ii

Author by : Stewart Wilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Australian Aviation
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Description : A comprehensive directory of the aircraft that saw service during WWII, with over 300 entries covering the fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and strike aircraft, trainers and transports built in some 15 nations around the world. Entries list: country of origin; aircraft type; powerplants; dimensions; weights; armament; performance; operators; production; and history of each featured aircraft. Sftbd., 8 1/2"x 11", 176 pgs., 322 bandw ill.


Encyclopedia Of The Second World War

Author by : Elizabeth-Anne Wheal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Castle
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Description : Comprehensive record of all the major events, weapons, battles, and personalities of World War II containing sixteen hundred entries.