Mikoyan - Gurevich MiG - 19 : The Soviet Union's First Production Supersonic Fighter

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This very interesting book - well - illustrated with photographs and profiles ( line drawings and colour ones ) - depicts the Soviet first production supersonic fighter : the MiG - 19.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Offset varnish, Sewn paperback
Condition Good
Number of pages 160
Published date 2003
Languages English
Collection / Series Aerofax
Size 22 x 28 x 1 cm
Author Yefim Gordon
Editor Midland Publishing

Description

Introduction

 

When the famous American test pilot Frank K. Everest called the U.S.A.F.'s first supersonic fighter, the North American F - 100A Super sabre, the best and fastest tactical aircraft, he had no idea that its Soviet counterpart was already well into its test programme on secret air bases in the U.S.S.R. What's more, the answer - the MiG - 19 - outperformed the fast but accident - prone Super Sabre ( 69 % of all F - 100's built were lost in accidents during the type's 25 - year career ) by a considerable margin. ( ... )

 

Yefim Gordon

Moscow

 

May 2003

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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