eBooks by Yefim Gordon
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The development of Russian military aviation did not end with the collapse of Communism. The Su-27 has seen considerable upgrading in recent years. In effect, all versions of the Su-27 Flanker from the Su-27M onwards can be regarded as a new generation of combat aircraft -- by Russian standards. The book describes how the Sukhoi Company strives to make the most of a good design, adapting it to today's changing requirements by integrating new weapons... more...
Among the best-selling aviation titles of recent years have been Midland's Lutwaffe and British Secret Projects series. Soviet secret projects now come under the spotlight. This first volume covers bomber concepts from the various design bureaus from the 1940s onwards. Many unusual and sophisticated aircraft are featured in these pages, allowing comparisons between what the Soviets were working on and what was being produced in the West... more...
Following the success of the acclaimed OKB MIG, Midland Publishing and its Aerofax imprint are pleased to present OKB Sukhoi. Like its predecessor, this is a definitive history of one of the world's most famous aircraft design bureaux.Sukhoi, its founder Pavel O.Sukhoi, and its many stellar engineers and crafstman are thoroughly documented in thisnew book. PRepared with the cooperation of the Moscow-based bureau, itis the result of unprecedented access... more...
Weapons design is as crucial an aspect of a combat aircraft's development as the work of the airframers or propulsion specialists. Soviet and Russian combat aircraft generally have a well-earned reputation as capable fighting machines -- a reputation due in no small part to the punch they pack. This new book examines the development of different classes of weapons carried by Soviet/Russian aircraft. One chapter is devoted to cannons, while... more...
This is the first book to collect stories of the most important Soviet aircraft, including experimental machines from the early 1900s through to the latest Russian prototypes of today. About 150 types are described, each with data and many with extensive drawings.
In the late 1960s, the Soviet Union became aware that the U.S. was developing a new generation of jet fighters that had an exceptional range, heavy armor, and great agility in the air. These U.S. aircraft, the F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Hornet, and F/A-18 Hornet dominated U.S. air power for three decades. In the context of the Cold War, the Soviets could not be seen to be lagging behind the Americans. Their... more...
This is the second title in the Midland Famous Russian Aircraft series, which examines in great detail some of the most significant aircraft produced by the Soviets over the years. This complete monograph covers the MiG-29 from every possible angle. It not only details all the latest versions of the MiG-29 which have not been covered in the Western press, such as the MiG-29M2 (MRCA), MiG-29OVT, and the Indian version of the MiG-29K/KUB... more...
This book deals with the current state of the Russian Air Force, explaining its structure and Order of Battle in the light of recent reorganisations. There are chapters dealing with the Strategic Bomber Force, the Military Airlift Command, the Tactical Arm, the Naval Air Arm, and the Training and Support Command. The author also includes brief descriptions of all aircraft types currently being operated and their armament plus the latest details of... more...
This book gives the full story of how the Soviet Union's most potent strategic bomber, the Tupolev Tu-160 (know to the Western world as the Blackjack) was designed, built and put into operational service. The author reveals many unknown aspects of the Tu-160 story, including the development tender in which many of the Soviet Union's top-class aircraft design companies participated. Bolstering its strategic potential in order to offset... more...
The Tu-4 is identified as an example of the Soviets copying Western airplane designs. Three Boeing B-29s fell into Soviet hands at the end of World War II. This book shows the evolution of the "Superfortresski" into the Tu-70 military transport and its airliner version, the Tu-75 and Tu-85 - the last of Tupolev's piston-engined bombers. Also described are the various experimental versions, including the Burlaki towed fighter program,... more...
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