Mikoyan - Gurevich MiG - 15 : The Soviet Union's Long - lived Korean War Fighter

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This very interesting book - well - illustrated with photographs and profiles ( line drawings and colour ones ) - depicts a famous Soviet jet fighter : the MiG - 15.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Offset varnish, Perfect paperback
Condition Good
Number of pages 160
Published date 2001
Languages English
Collection / Series Aerofax
Size 22 x 28 x 1 cm
Author Yefim Gordon
Editor Midland Publishing

What's this all about?

Introduction

 

The Second World War brought about major changes in aircraft design. The piston engine had reached the limit of its development potential ; a new aircraft powerplant was required. ( … ) The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe ( Swallow ) / Sturmvogel ( Storm Petrel ), the Arado Ar 234 Blitz ( Lightning ) and the Gloster Meteor became the first jets to see actual combat.

 

( ... ) In the postwar years, achievements in aerodynamics, engine design and manufacturing technologies led to the development of sweptwing jet aircraft. ( ... ) As a result of the Cold War and all its implications, for decades Soviet aircraft have been developped in total secrecy. For this reason, myths have taken hold concerning the creation of the MiG - 15 which need to be put at rest.

Myth number one : the MiG - 15 was not a new aircraft but a major rework of the projected Focke - Wulf Ta 183 developed by Kurt Tank.

Myth number two : Soviet aircraft designers were incapable of producing something worthwhile and the MiG - 15 would never have appeared without the use of captured German research data and " captive brains ". ( ... )

 

Yefim Gordon

Moscow

 

March 2001

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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