Mikoyan Gurevich MiG 19P PM MiG 21F 13

The first supersonic fighter in the Polish Air Force, MiG-19 and the first version of the MiG-21F-13 are described in the unparalleled details. Many unpublished photos from the private collections.

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Author: Lechoslaw Musialkowski

Publisher: Polish Wings

ISBN: 8365958066

Category: Airplanes

Page: 80

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The first supersonic fighter in the Polish Air Force, MiG-19 and the first version of the MiG-21F-13 are described in the unparalleled details. Many unpublished photos from the private collections. Colour schemes and markings are described and illustrated in a series of specially commissioned colour profiles.

Polish Wings

This book is an invaluable reference source for aircraft historians and enthusiasts, and scale modelers.

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Author: Dariusz Karnas

Publisher: MMP

ISBN: 8389450968

Category: History

Page: 56

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The Polish Air Force was a major user of Sukhoi's heavyweight fighter-bombers for more than 30 years. Starting with delivery of the Su-7BM in 1964, with the -BKL variant following from 1966 and eight 2-seat Su-7Us from 1969, the Poles then operated the swing-wing Su-20 from 1974 to 1997. This new volume in the Polish Wings series describes and illustrates all these Polish Sukhois, with full details of all the airframes and their fates, detailed description of color schemes and markings, as well as many color photos and color profiles. This book is an invaluable reference source for aircraft historians and enthusiasts, and scale modelers.

Mikoyan MiG 21

The book has detailed colour profiles and squadron markings, which will attract the interest of the scale modeller and the serious aviation historian and will become regarded as the definitive account of one of the most influential jet ...

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Author: Yefim Gordon

Publisher: Ian Allan Pub

ISBN: 1857802578

Category: History

Page: 720

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The book has detailed colour profiles and squadron markings, which will attract the interest of the scale modeller and the serious aviation historian and will become regarded as the definitive account of one of the most influential jet aircraft to have been produced during the Cold War era.

Mikoyan Gurevitch MIG 21

The MiG-21 originated with an official request from the Soviet authorities in 1954 for a light, high-performance (Mach 2 at 20 000 m) frontline fighter to protect military and production installations from potential raids by American ...

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Author: Gerard Paloque

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 2352501474

Category: History

Page: 96

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The MiG-21 originated with an official request from the Soviet authorities in 1954 for a light, high-performance (Mach 2 at 20 000 m) frontline fighter to protect military and production installations from potential raids by American bombers. Built for almost half a century in twenty or so different versions, in four successive generations, the “Fishbed” (its NATO codename) was not only the jet which was built in the largest numbers in the whole of aviation history, but also the aircraft which was built in greatest numbers since the end of the Second World War, all types and all countries included. Used by fifty or so air forces on four of the five continents, the MiG-21 took part in most of the major conflicts during the four last decades, from the Six-Day War in 1967 to the Balkans in 1999. At the present time more than a thousand examples of this fighter, of which a large number were built in China (Shenyang F-7 and J-7) are still in service, with their career continuing thanks to modernization programs for the surviving aircraft which have enabled them to pass cheerfully into the 21st Century.

Polish Wings No 31 Avro Lancaster I III

The book describes service of famous Avro Lancaster I/III bombers used by Polish pilots in Britain during 1941-1945.

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Author: Grzegorz Korcz

Publisher: MMP

ISBN: 8366549453

Category:

Page: 96

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The book describes service of famous Avro Lancaster I/III bombers used by Polish pilots in Britain during 1941-1945. The book has includes 200 photographs (many of which have not been published before) and 30 color profiles (plus top and bottom views of representative aircraft).

MiG 21 Units of the Vietnam War

Well over 200 MiG-21s were supplied to the VPAF, and the numerous models and the schemes they wore are chronicled in great detail in this unique volume.

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Author: István Toperczer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782007494

Category: History

Page: 96

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Having honed their piloting skills on the subsonic MiG-17 and transonic MiG-19, the Vietnamese Peoples' Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966. Soon thrown into combat over North Vietnam, the guided-missile equipped MiG-21 proved a deadly opponent for the USAF, Navy and Marine Corps crews striking at targets deep into communist territory. Most of the VPAF's 12+ aces scored their bulk of their kills in the MiG-21, which was then the best fighter produced by Russia's premier fast jet manufacturer, Mikoyan Gurevich. Well over 200 MiG-21s were supplied to the VPAF, and the numerous models and the schemes they wore are chronicled in great detail in this unique volume.

The 3rd SS Panzer Regiment

They eventually surrendered in Czechoslovakia to the 11th US Armored Division. This book tells the story of the 3rd SS Panzer Regiment through the words of the veterans themselves.

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Author: Pierre Tiquet

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612007328

Category: History

Page: 126

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“A fascinating look into the experiences of the men of an elite armored unit that fought on the Eastern Front, written essentially in their own words.” —AMPS The 3rd SS Panzer Regiment was part of the Totenkopf Division—one of the thirty-eight Waffen-SS divisions active during World War II. Notorious for its brutality, most notably a mass execution of British prisoners in the Battle of France, Totenkopf had a fearsome reputation. The 3rd SS Panzer Regiment was formed in France in late 1942, and transferred to the Eastern Front in early 1943, where it fought for the rest of the war. The regiment participated in a number of battles, and would be reduced and rebuilt a number of times. The panzers of 3rd SS Panzer Regiment fought at Kharkov, took part in Operation Citadel, fought in the battle of Krivoi Rog, and the relief of the Korsun Pocket. The regiment then retreated over the Dniester. They fought in Poland against the Russian advance, before being moved to Hungary where they participated in the attempt to relieve Budapest. They eventually surrendered in Czechoslovakia to the 11th US Armored Division. This book tells the story of the 3rd SS Panzer Regiment through the words of the veterans themselves. Among the veterans whose accounts are included are Walter Weber, a member of a tank crew in 5. Kompanie who recounts their optimism and high spirits at the start of Operation Citadel as the Germans made initial advances, followed by retreat as winter set in and the Russians began to push them back. Unterscharführer Stettner recalls the fierce tank battles and the difficulties advancing across minefields and evading an often well-concealed foe. Corporal Fritz Edelmann records the attempts to relieve Budapest in 1945 that Totenkopf took part in, which ended in encirclement, defeat and surrender to the Americans on May 9, 1945. In addition, it is illustrated with a wealth of contemporary photographs, original documents, and artifacts.

PWS 14 16 16bis 26 PWS 18 Avro 621

For those interested in small air forces, this is an excellent series, and the latest title continues the high quality seen in previous editions.

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Author: Bartłomiej Belcarz

Publisher: MMP

ISBN: 8389450739

Category: Airmen

Page: 48

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The book examines pre-war Polish advanced trainers from the PWS company. These attractive aircraft trained class after class of new Polish pilots and helped restructure the Polish Air Force during the 1920s and 1930s. As with most trainers, the PWS aircraft have often been overlooked in aviation texts, but this book changes all that with page after page of photos, illustrations, and text. The authors have done an excellent job of collecting information and presenting it in an easy to read format, which is good as this is likely to be the only monograph on these aircraft. As a trainer aircraft, their history is fairly sedate, as is their markings. The photos reveal the latter quite well, with the vast majority of these trainers finished in overall green. Subtle differences in the details, though, make the individual aircraft stand out, and the color illustrations bring these differences are to light. In addition to the various Polish examples, this book also shows a handful of foreign PWS operators, including Romania, Bulgaria, and the Soviet Union. For those interested in small air forces, this is an excellent series, and the latest title continues the high quality seen in previous editions.

4 wheeled Armoured Cars in Germany Ww2

Photographs from the author's own collection have been used to illustrate this book.

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Author: Alan Ranger

Publisher:

ISBN: 8365958783

Category:

Page:

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Germany was at the forefront of the development of armoured cars during the First World War, however with the end of the war in November of 1918 and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 the victorious allies imposed a complete ban on the Germany army being equipped with any armoured vehicles including armoured cars. In the early 1920's. The "Zusatz von Bologne" which was an amendum to the Treaty of Versailles allowed the German Army to produce armoured cars primarily for policing duties and eventually this gave rise to the Sd.Kfz. 13 series in the early 1930's, however with the Nazi party takeover of Germany in 1933 new 4-wheeled armour cars were ordered and they were all to be based on the Horch off road heavy passenger chassis, they were numbered Sd.Kfz. 221, 222 and 223 the same chassis was also developed in to the Sd.Kfz. 260 and 261 radio command vehicles. This publication covers the German 4 wheeled cars in great photographical detail focusing on the armoured cars and their crews as they dealt with the conditions and circumstances they found themselves in, photographs from the author's own collection have been used to ilistrate this book that were taken by the average German soldier not official army cameramen who's photos are well known and have been published over and over again already.

Republic F 105 Thunderchief

The book details the history of the development and service, as well as the technical description with special focus on avionics of this famous Cold War-era fighter bomber, whose primary role was to be nuclear weapon delivery, but instead ...

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Author: Jarosław Dobrzyński

Publisher: MMP

ISBN: 8365281791

Category:

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An illustrated technical history of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force. F-105 conducted the majority of strike bombing missions during the early years of the Vietnam War. The book details the history of the development and service, as well as the technical description with special focus on avionics of this famous Cold War-era fighter bomber, whose primary role was to be nuclear weapon delivery, but instead saw widespread service as conventional bomber and interdictor during the Vietnam War. Its two seat trainer variant was converted to perform a new mission - suppression of enemy air defense (SEAD) - and proved highly effective in this role. After the Vietnam war, the type served with Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units until early 1980s. A rarely documented aspect of Cold War aviation history. Features superb color profiles of camouflage and markings, walk-around color photographs and rare b&w archive photographs.

Protected Cruiser Varyag

Amply illustrated with 82 excellent computer generated color graphic images, this volume also includes two double-sided bonus pull-outs: a color poster and scale plans.

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Author: Stefan Draminski

Publisher: Kagero

ISBN: 836122064X

Category: History

Page: 54

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Soviet Cold War Fighters

Researched and written by Alexander Mladenov, a leading aviation journalist, this is a highly detailed testament to leading Soviet fighter design and development.

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Author: Alexander Mladenov

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

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Beautifully illustrated with many rare and unpublished photographs, Soviet Cold War Fighters looks at the main development periods of Soviet fighter designs and covers all the important features and developments for each - a total of four generations of fighter were developed from the late 1940s to the early 1980s - that witnessed the most iconic and powerful fighters such as the legendary MiG-15, MiG-21, Tu-128, Su-9, MiG-23, MiG-25 reach for the skies, followed by the modern day MiG-29, MiG-31 and Su-27, which strike fear in the West for their phenomenal weaponry and blistering performance. All aircraft are described in detail with facts and figures, including their weapons and instances of combat employment, as well as explaining how the Cold War drastically changed Soviet fighter design to counter the West. Researched and written by Alexander Mladenov, a leading aviation journalist, this is a highly detailed testament to leading Soviet fighter design and development.

International Warbirds

Covering the aircraft of 21 nations, this book offers illustrated portraits of 330 of the best-known and most significant military aircraft in history, from the canvas-covered biplanes of World War I to the technological marvels of today, ...

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Author: John C. Fredriksen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576073643

Category: History

Page: 387

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Covering the aircraft of 21 nations, this book offers illustrated portraits of 330 of the best-known and most significant military aircraft in history, from the canvas-covered biplanes of World War I to the technological marvels of today, and includes technical data and aviation lore.

Panzer Colours of the III Reich

Panzer Colours of the III Reich:1933-1945. A fascinating study of the evolution of German panzer colors and camouflage from prewar through to the end of the Second World War. This book will focus on colorful panzer profiles.

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Author: Thierry Vallet

Publisher: MMP

ISBN: 8363678732

Category:

Page: 44

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Panzer Colours of the III Reich:1933 1945. A fascinating study of the evolution of German panzer colors and camouflage from prewar through to the end of the Second World War. This book will focus on colorful panzer profiles. Subjects include Prewar period (1927 1937), Polish campaign, Low Countries and France, North Africa, Eastern front, Campaign in Italy, Western Front and Battle for Germany."

The Encyclopedia of the Arab Israeli Conflict A Political Social and Military History 4 volumes

This exhaustive work offers readers at multiple levels key insights into the military, political, social, cultural, and religious origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict. • With more than 750 alphabetically organized entries covering ...

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Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098422

Category: History

Page: 1553

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This exhaustive work offers readers at multiple levels key insights into the military, political, social, cultural, and religious origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict. • With more than 750 alphabetically organized entries covering everything from important people, places, and events to a wide range of social and cultural topics—each entry featuring cross references and suggestions for further reading • A separate documents volume offering an unprecedented collection of more than 150 essential primary sources • Over 500 images, including maps, photographs, and illustrations • A comprehensive introductory overview by retired general Anthony Zinni

Soviet X planes

Describes Soviet experimental aircraft, from the early 1900s through the latest Russian prototypes.

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Author: Yefim Gordon

Publisher: Midland Pub Limited

ISBN: 1857800990

Category: History

Page: 240

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Describes Soviet experimental aircraft, from the early 1900s through the latest Russian prototypes.

Jagdpanzer IV

The signal of need of such kind of vehicles extension occurred when the struggle against the Soviet Union began.

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Author: Krzysztof Mucha

Publisher: Top Drawings

ISBN: 8366148688

Category:

Page: 20

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The signal of need of such kind of vehicles extension occurred when the struggle against the Soviet Union began. Another ones came from North Africa. In both cases few times turned out that hard-to-eliminate foible of the units equipped with towed guns was its mobility when the tanks and short-barreled assault guns, engaged often and often as the antitank artillery, revealed insufficient firepower. There were self-propelled guns called Panzerjäger, put into service in the turn of 1942 and 1943. Despite the fact of being armed with a valuable 75 mm or 76,2 mm main armament, their crews were not protected effectively - the armor plates' thickness was merely up to 10 mm.

Clashes

This classic work--part of the Marine Corps reading list--makes full use of declassified U.S. documents to offer the first comprehensive study of fighter combat over North Vietnam.

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Author: Marshall L. Michel, III

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: 1591145198

Category: History

Page: 340

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This classic work--part of the Marine Corps reading list--makes full use of declassified U.S. documents to offer the first comprehensive study of fighter combat over North Vietnam. Marshall Michel's balanced, exhaustive coverage describes and analyzes both Air Force and Navy engagements with North Vietnamese MiGs but also includes discussions of the SAM threat and U.S. countermeasures, laser-guided bombs, and U.S. attempts to counter the MiG threat with a variety of technological equipment. Accessible yet professional, the book is filled with valuable lessons learned that are as valid today as they were in the 1960s and 1970s. Some 29 photos and 33 drawings and maps, including diagrams of both American and North Vietnamese formations and tactics, are included.

M551 Sheridan

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Author: David Doyle

Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications

ISBN: 0897475828

Category: Sheridan (Tank)

Page: 60

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Fighter Pilots of North Vietnam

First detailed account on North Vietnamese pilots.

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Author: Roger Boniface

Publisher: Authors Online Limited

ISBN: 0755202031

Category: History

Page: 272

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First detailed account on North Vietnamese pilots. Rare photos of the pilots and their aircraft. Superb profiles of Migs, many seen for the first time. Firsthand accounts and detailed analysis of air combat over North Vietnam from the Vietnamese point of view. Also for the first time many rare photos of both pilots and their aircraft.VPAF pilots like Pham Ngoc Lan, Nguyen Nhat Chieu and Nguyen Van Bay give first hand accounts of their air combats and tactics, and how they dealt with the gradual intensification of the war whilst flying the legendary Mig 17 and Mig 21. Accounts are given on individual sorties, including their approach to flying against American F 105s, F 4s, F8s and B 52s.