Red Phoenix Rising: The Soviet Air Force in World War II (Modern War Studies)
Red Phoenix Rising: The Soviet Air Force in
A groundbreaking account of the Soviet Air Force in World War II, the original version of this book, Red Phoenix, was hailed by the Washington Post as both "brilliant" and "monumental." That version has now been completely overhauled in the wake of an avalanche of declassified Russian archival sources, combat documents, and statistical information made available in the past three decades. The result, Red Phoenix Rising, is nothing less than definitive. The saga of the Soviet air force, one of the least chronicled aspects of the war, marked a transition from near annihilation in 1941 to the world's largest operational-tactical air force four years later. Von Hardesty and Ilya Grinberg reveal the dynamic changes in tactics and operational art that allowed the VVS to bring about that remarkable transformation. Drawing upon a wider array of primary sources, well beyond the uncritical and ultra-patriotic Soviet memoirs underpinning the original version, this volume corrects, updates, and amplifies its predecessor. In the process, it challenges many "official" accounts and revises misconceptions promoted by scholars who relied heavily on German sources, thus enlarging our understanding of the brutal campaigns fought on the Eastern Front.The authors describe the air campaigns as they un...
- ASIN: 0700618287
The Soviet Air Force in World War II: The Official History
The Soviet Air Force at war (The Epic of flight)
Aircraft, Strategy and Operations of the Soviet Air Force
Aircraft, Strategy and Operations of the Soviet Air
The Soviet Air Force operates more aircraft than any other air arm in the world. But how effective are they, and how well would they be flown in battle? Could Soviet ground crews keep them serviceable in the face of the extraordinary demands of round-the-clock combat, and would pilots and commanders display the creativity and speed of response essential to survival and success in late-20th-century air fighting? What factors have influenced the evolution of the modern Soviet Air Force, and how is it reacting to the new capabilities now being acquired by Western air forces? A senior RAF officer and the editor of Jane's All the World's Aircraft have worked together to produce this unique assessment of the organization that is tasked with, among other things, defense of the world's largest volume of national airspace and the spearheading of any future offensive in Western Europe. Air Vice-Marshal R. A. Mason has drawn widely on Soviet military literature and Western defense sources to assemble a clear picture of the Soviet Air Force's current doctrine and methods, and to explain how they interact with the design and capabilities of its aircraft. John W. R. Taylor complements his analysis with technical coverage of the 40 or so types currently operated by the Air Force's air-defense,...
- ASIN: 0710603738
Air Combat over the Eastern Front and Korea: A Soviet Fighter Pilot Remembers (The Red Air Force at War)
Air Combat over the Eastern Front and Korea:
Sergei Kramarenko was a lucky man. As a Soviet fighter pilot, an ace, he fought in two wars - first against the Luftwaffe, then the US Air Force - and survived. This is his story. On the Eastern Front in the bitter conflict with the Germans, he dueled with Messerschmitt 109s and Focke-Wulf 190s. Then, in Korea, flying a MiG-15, he came up against the Americans, the British and the Australians, in the first fighter-against-fighter clashes of the jet age. His accounts of combat against the F-86 Sabres, F-84 Thunderjets and Gloster Meteors are among the most vivid and remarkable of his long career. In over ten years of as a front-line fighter pilot he took part in a revolution in the development of combat flying. His candid, intensely personal and unflinching account gives a rare inside view of life in the Red Air Force.
- ASIN: 1844157350
Barbarossa and the Retreat to Moscow: Recollections of Soviet Fighter Pilots on the Eastern Front (The Red Air Force at War)
Barbarossa and the Retreat to Moscow: Recollections of
The onset of war in the summer of 1941 was a disaster for the Soviet Air Force. In a few weeks, faced by the onslaught of the Luftwaffe, most of the Soviet frontline aircraft were destroyed, and the casualty rate among the pilots was cripplingly high. Yet the surviving few gained precious battle experience and they formed the core of the fighter force that turned the tables on the Germans and eventually won air superiority over the Eastern Front. Many of these Soviet pilots are still alive today and in this book they vividly recall the air battles of 60 years ago.
- ASIN: B00KC3LIOM
ORIGINAL Soviet USSR Air Force Officer Cap/ Hat 1980th with Original Cap Badges
ORIGINAL Soviet USSR Air Force Officer Cap/ Hat
Original Soviet Union Army USSR Air Force Officer's parade cap. The Soviet Army original cap in excellent condition is rare. The Soviet Army cap is used but it is in excellent condition. Russian size is 56 equal 7 US size (22" circumference). Please check your size before ordering! We have different sizes on our site please choose appropriate size to be sure that the item fit you!!! Great for collection. We guarantee authenticity !!! This is the original Soviet Military cap made in USSR in 1980th at the Soviet Military factory according to the Ministry of Defense of USSR manual "Rules and Regulation of wearing Military Uniforms". This cap you can see in this manual on page 115, drawing 35. Beware of Fakes and Reproductions !!!
- Color: Blue
- Brand: Soviet USSR Army Navy Air Force KGB Police
- ASIN: B06XWFCZZM
- UPC: 709951667248
Beyond The Call: The True Story of One World War II Pilot's Covert Mission to Rescue POWs on the Eastern Front
Beyond The Call: The True Story of One
This is the inspiring true story of Captain Robert Trimble, who laid his life on the line to rescue hundreds of World War II POWs, including women and children, on the Eastern Front. Near the end of World War II, thousands of Allied ex-prisoners of war were abandoned to wander the war-torn Eastern Front. With no food, shelter, or supplies, the POWs were an army of dying men. As the Red Army advanced across Poland, the Nazi prison camps were liberated. In defiance of humanity, the freed Allied prisoners were discarded without aid. The Soviets viewed POWs as cowards, and regarded all refugees as potential spies or partisans. The United States repeatedly offered to help, but were refused. With relations between the Allies strained, a plan was conceived for an undercover rescue mission. In total secrecy, the OSS chose an obscure American air force detachment stationed at a Ukrainian airfield. The man they picked to undertake it was veteran 8th Air Force bomber pilot Captain Robert Trimble. With little covert training, Trimble took the mission. He would survive by wit, courage, and determination. This is the compelling, true story of an American hero who risked everything to bring his fellow soldiers home to safety and freedom. INCLUDES PHOTOS
- ASIN: 0425276058
Vallejo Soviet Air Force VVS 1943 to 1945 Great Patriotic War Paint
Vallejo Soviet Air Force VVS 1943 to 1945
Set with 8 VJ71198 air colors in 17Ml. Developed to paint the various camouflage schemes of the Soviet aircraft and their different color combinations, from 1943 to the end of the "great patriotic war" in may 1945 with the fall of Berlin and the end of the third Reich. Colors 71.320 amt-1 light greyish brown 71.415 a-21 light greyish brown 71.301 amt-4 camouflage green 71.303 a-24m camouflage green 71.251 NATO black 71.318 amt-7 greyish blue 71.304 amt-11 blue grey 71.308 amt-12 dark grey.
- Color: Soviet Air Force Vvs 1943 to 1945 -Great Patriotic War-
- Brand: Vallejo
- ASIN: B01MRI8HXR
City of Thieves: A Novel
City of Thieves: A
From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime. During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, the New York Times bestseller City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.
- Brand: Plume
- ASIN: 0452295297
- UPC: 786936789386
Soviet Air Force Fighter Colours 1941-45
Soviet Air Force Fighter Colours
This book represents probably the most detailed study published in the English language of the camouflage and markings of the fighter aircraft of the Soviet Air Force during World War II. Erik Pilawskii is a scholar of the Soviet Air Force in World War II and has undertaken several years of research to produce this ground-breaking book. With information drawn from previously inaccessible Soviet archives, the author first presents a detailed analysis of the developments, trends, patterns and irregularities of the color systems seen on Russian fighters and offers a fascinating insight into the workings of the Soviet manufacturing system responsible for this task. He then brings readers a technical study of each of the main fighter aircraft and variants, and each description is followed by coverage of camouflage and markings, factory-applied, field variations and seasonal. The text is supported by hundreds of rare and previously unpublished photographs and more than 40 commissioned full color artworks. Furthermore, hundreds of color illustrations portray the immense variety of patterns related to this fascinating subject. This book will be a must-have for all students of Soviet air power and Russian aircraft modelers.
- Brand: Brand: Classic Publications
- ASIN: 190322330X
Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superiority - World War II, Luftwaffe, RAF, Battle of Britain, Soviet Air Force, Operation Overlord, Pacific, Air War Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Israe
Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superiority
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique USAF publication is an anthology of essays about some of the most important air superiority campaigns in history. The case studies in this volume, encompassing several major air-to-air battles, eloquently demonstrate why the quest for air superiority remains critically important for today's Air Force.The historical roots of air superiority date to the First World War, which marked the emergence of the fighter airplane, offensive and defensive fighter doctrine, and the trained fighter pilot. By the end of the war, the Imperial German Air Service had been decisively outfought, and though occasional bitter air combat still occurred, the Allied air arms were free to harass and attack German ground forces wherever and whenever they chose. After the war, there were defense commentators who injudiciously predicted—not for the last time—that the era of dogfighting was over; higher aircraft speeds would make maneuvering air combat a thing of the past. Instead, the lesson of the importance of air superiority was rediscovered in the skies over Spain, and confirmed again throughout the Second World War. Having tenaciously wrested air superiority from the Luftwaffe, the Allies in 1941 went on to ach...
- ASIN: B011M6ZBX6
The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won
The Second World Wars: How the First Global
A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historianWorld War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya.The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, bestselling author Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory.An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, The Second World Wars offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict.
- ASIN: 0465066984