Mikoyan - Gurevich MiG - 17 : The Soviet Union's Jet Fighter of the Fifties

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This very interesting book - well - illustrated with photographs and profiles ( line drawings and colour ones ) - depicts the famous Soviet jet fighter of the 1950's : the MiG - 17.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Offset varnish, Perfect paperback
Condition Good
Number of pages 145
Published date 2002
Languages English
Collection / Series Aerofax
Size 22 x 28 x 1 cm
Author Yefim Gordon
Editor Midland Publishing

Description

Introduction

 

( … ) When Soviet aviation entered the jet age, however, the Mikoyan / Gurevich OKB was at the forefront. ( … ) Initially known as the I - 300 ( manufacturer's designation izdeliye F ) and later as the MiG - 9 ( N.A.T.O. reporting name Fargo ), the Mikoyan OKB's first jet fighter made its maiden flight on April 24th, 1946.

 

( ... ) Over the years the design was progressively improved ; ( ... ) The MiG - 15 was built in huge numbers at nine ( ! ) factories in the Soviet Union, as well as under licence in China, Czechoslovakia and Poland ; ( ... ) The aircraft was so successful that it paved the way for Mikoyan ( and generally Soviet ) fighter design for the next decade. ( ... )

 

Faced with the need to counter the threat posed by new fighter jets under development in the U.S.A. and their N.A.T.O. allies, the Soviet Air Force demanded higher performance. This could be achieved by developing an all - new fighter or by redesigning the existing MiG - 15 ( installing a more powerful engine, increasing wing sweep to increase speed, etc... ). The Mikoyan OKB chose boh ways. The second, evolutionary approach produced the fighter which is the subject of this book - the MiG - 17 ; a fighter which equalled the fame of its predecessor and saw no less action than the MiG - 15.

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Yefim Gordon

Yefim Gordon ( 1950 ) was born in Vilnius ( former Soviet Union, present day Lithuania ). He graduated in 1972 from the Polytechnic Institute Kaunas as an engineer / electronic technician. 


Since 1973, he lives in Moscow ( present day Russia ), where he collected as a hobby photographs and books on the history of Soviet aviation. This collection became a large archive. Since the 1980's, he is a professional aviation journalist and writer. 


Yefim Gordon has authored and co - authored about 100 books on Soviet and Russian aviation in Russian, English, Polish and Czech, published articles in nearly 100 journals and photo reports. He also works as a photographer. 


The 2018 edition of Jane's All The World's Aircraft shows 50 of his photographs. Yefim Gordon is co - owner of the Moscow aviation publisher Polygon Press Ltd. His works are also distributed by Midland publishing ( now Ian Allan Publishing ), Hikoki Publications Japan and Crécy publishing ltd. As a co - author, he regularly collaborates with Dmitri and Sergei Komissarov. 


His works include the following titles : Red Star No. 9 - Tupolev Tu - 160 Blackjack : The Russian Answer to the B - 1 ( 2003 ), Tupolev Tu - 144 ( 2006 ), Red Star No. 33 - Antonov An - 12 : The Soviet Hercules ( with Dmitri Komissarov, 2007 ), Unflown Wings : Soviet / Russian Unrealized Aircraft Projects, 1925 - 2010 ( with Sergei Komissarov, 2013 ). 


( source : Wikipedia )

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