SOVIET X - PLANES : Experimental and Prototype Aircraft, 1931 to 1989
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 1980s, 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 Dmitriy 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 Dmitriy Komissarov, 2007 ), Unflown Wings : Soviet / Russian Unrealized Aircraft Projects, 1925 - 2010 ( with Sergei Komissarov, 2013 ).
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