Yakovlev Aces Of World War 2

Author: George Mellinger
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782005536
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The Yak-1 entered Soviet service in 1941, one of three modern types of aircraft accepted for production just prior to the German invasion of the USSR. Despite initial shortcomings, it soon proved to be the thoroughbred of the Soviet Airforce. Indeed, it remained in production until the end of the war, modernized but fundamentally recognizable. By VE-day about 33,100 Yakovlev fighters had been built. Virtually all Soviet fighter regiments flew at least one variety of Yak for a time, including those which gained their fame identified with other aircraft, and consequently many pilots known as Airacobra or Lavochkin aces also scored victories with the Yak. Many other famous aces were exclusively 'Yak patriots', including the French Normandie pilots. This book focuses on the Soviet aces who scored all, or most of their victories in the Yak, drawing informaion from official unit histories and memoirs of the Soviet pilots themselves.

The Encyclopedia Of Aircraft Of World War Ii

Author: Paul E. Eden
ISBN: 9781782744733
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From the P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire to the Yakovlev Yak-3, Messerschmitt Me 109, and Vought F4U Corsair, this comprehensive encyclopedia presents the most important aircraft flown by all the combatants in Europe and the Pacific. It provides specification boxes for each aircraft, listing powerplant, performance, weights, dimensions, and armament; a detailed description of its development and service history; and outstanding photographs and a three-view illustration for each one.

Lavochkin Fighters Of The Second World War

Author: Jason Moore
Editor: Fonthill Media
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The Lavochkin fighters remain little known in the West, although with the Yakovlev fighter series they were the backbone of the Red Air Force fighter force during the Second World War. The author rectifies that with this comprehensive history of these fighters. With this book he describes in great detail the three main variants of the Lavochkin fighter series during the Second World War: the only partially successful LaGG-3 inline-engined fighter, the successful radial-engined La-5 fighter, and the superb radial engined La-7 fighter, one of the best piston-engined fighter aircraft of the entire Second World War. Both the design and history of these fighters are featured, including how the mediocre inline engined LaGG-3 was turned into a top notch fighter by the replacement of the Klimov inline engine by the Shvetsov M-82 radial engine. Besides describing the wartime designs he includes a section on the postwar successors to the Second World War fighters, the completely new all metal La-9 and La-11, which saw extensive postwar service. Accurate color profiles illustrate all variants.

Soviet Combat Aircraft Of The Second World War

Author: E. Gordon
Editor: Motorbooks International
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Soviet Combat Aircraft of the Second World War, Volume OneGordon and KhazanovSubtitled: Single-Engined Fighters. Arranged by manufacturer, this authoritative study contains the products of Soviet designers Lavochkin, Mikoyan and Yakovlev, as well as several lesser known names.Fact-filled with design and development histories, political backgrounds, production numbers, fligh t test results, operational accounts, and details of units and campaigns. Technical descriptions arebacked up by comprehensive spec tables. Exceptional archive photography. Introduction by Bill Gunst on. Hdbd., 9 1/2"x 12", 184 pgs., 358 bandw ill., 17 color.

Yakovlev Aircraft

Author: Source Wikipedia
Editor: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155729909
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 72. Chapters: Yakovlev Yak-9, Yakovlev Yak-40, Yakovlev Yak-1, Yakovlev Yak-42, Yakovlev Yak-3, Yakovlev Yak-38, Yakovlev Yak-141, Yakovlev Yak-7, Yakovlev Yak-15, Yakovlev Yak-12, Yakovlev Yak-130, Yakovlev Yak-25, Yakovlev Yak-11, Irkut MS-21, Gulfstream G200, Yakovlev Yak-55, Yakovlev Yak-28, Yakovlev Yak-17, Yakovlev Yak-18, Yakovlev Yak-23, Yakovlev Yak-52, Yakovlev Yak-19, Yakovlev Yak-200, Yakovlev Yak-30, Yakovlev UT-2, Yakovlev Yak-1000, Yakovlev Yak-50, Yakovlev Yak-16, Yakovlev UT-1, Yakovlev Yak-54, Yakovlev Yak-140, Yakovlev Yak-18T, Yakovlev Yak-27, Yakovlev Yak-24, Yakovlev Yak-44, Yakovlev Yak-32, Yakovlev Yak-8, Yakovlev Yak-58, Yakovlev Yak-6, Yakovlev Yak-53, Yakovlev AIR-1, Yakovlev Yak-36, Yakovlev Yak-77, Yakovlev Yak-48, Yakovlev Yak-60, Yakovlev UT-3, Yakovlev Yak-33, Technoavia SM-94, Yakovlev Yak-43, Yakovlev Yak-45, Yakovlev VVP-6, Yakovlev Pchela, Yakovlev Yak-46. Excerpt: The Yakovlev Yak-9 was a single-engine fighter aircraft used by the Soviet Union in World War II and after. Fundamentally a lighter development of the Yak-7 with the same armament, it arrived at the front at the end of 1942. The Yak-9 had a lowered rear fuselage decking and all-around vision canopy. Its lighter airframe gave the new fighter a flexibility that previous model had lacked. The pilots that flew it, regarded its performances at the same level of those of the Messerschmitt Bf 109G and Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3/A-4. The Yak-9 was the most mass-produced Soviet fighter of all time. It remained in production from 1942 to 1948, with 16,769 built (14,579 during the war). It was the first Soviet aircraft to shoot down a Messerschmitt Me 262 jet. It was used by North Korea in the Korean War. The Yak-9 represented further development of the successful Yakovlev Yak-7 fighter, a production version of the lightened Yak-7DI, taking full adva...

History Of Strategic And Ballistic Missile Defense Volume I

Author: Barry Leonard
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437921302
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As part of a larger study of the strategic arms competition which developed after World War II between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., this study of the two countries┬┐ strategies for air and ballistic missile defense addresses two broad subjects: (1) How did each country approach the problem of defense against the threat from the air? (2) Why did each country accent particular elements of an air defense strategy at various periods between 1945 and 1972? The first question concerns the means that leaders chose for defense against an increasingly sophisticated offensive threat. Includes several appendices of chronologies, tables, charts, maps and notes.

Brewster F2a Buffalo Aces Of World War 2

Author: Kari Stenman
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849082499
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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.

The New York Times Biographical Service

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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.

Allied Fighters Of World War Ii

Author: Bill Gunston
Editor: Smithmark Pub
ISBN: 9780831750503
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Describes French, British, Russian, and U.S. fighter planes and recounts their use in combat