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    Flight Craft: Russian Gunship Helicopters (FlightCraft) (Paperback) By (author) Gordon Yefim, Translated by Dmitriy Komissarov

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    DescriptionFollowing the success of Seaforth's Ship Craft series, this new strand of Flight Craft titles are sure to appeal to a broad demographic of model makers. With profiles of the various craft accompanied by a descriptive narrative history of the various types, this volume combines practical information with reflective historical analysis, making for a visually rich volume sure to appeal to both sides of the market. This volume deals primarily with the three principal attack helicopter types of the present-day Russian Army. The Mil MI-24 'Hind' - otherwise known as 'the Flying Crocodile' - has been produced in large numbers with many versions and variants developed. It has been supplied to a host of countries and seen considerable combat action in conflicts both in the Soviet Union and abroad. It still forms the backbone of army aviation in Russia. At the forefront of national exposure, this is a particularly pertinent inclusion in a volume such as this. The Mil-28 is a more contemporary type and is broadly the equivalent of the McDonnell Douglas AH-64 Apache. Again, this is a popular type and fans of the craft will find much of interest here, whether they are curious to expand their historical knowledge or eager for design details in a model-making context. Finally, the Kamov Ka-52 'Alligator' - NATO name 'Hokum-B' - is in service with the Army and entering service also with the Russian Navy. Another exciting craft, its inclusion in this volume and the spotlight afforded it by Gordon are both well deserved. Well-illustrated histories and structural analyses are supplemented with detailed descriptions of the various plastic scale model kits which have been released, along with commentary concerning their accuracy and available modifications and decals. This level of detail and insight is sure to prove invaluable to a wide community of model-makers, both at home and overseas.


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    Title
    Flight Craft: Russian Gunship Helicopters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gordon Yefim, Translated by Dmitriy Komissarov
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781592823
    ISBN 10: 1781592829
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    BIC E4L: HOB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BIC subject category V2: WFS
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    BIC subject category V2: WDH
    LC classification: UG
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUA
    DC23: 623.746047
    Illustrations note
    180 photographs approx , 20 full colour side-views and a range of 3-view line-drawings
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Aviation
    Publication date
    19 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire
    Author Information
    Yefim Gordon was born in 1950 in Vilnius, Lithuania. He has been researching Soviet and Russian aviation history for more than 40 years and has one of the world's largest photograph and document archives on the subject. A professional aviation journalist and photographer since 1989, Yefim Gordon has published hundreds of features and photographs in Soviet, Russian and foreign aviation magazines. He has also authored and co-authored well over 100 books on Soviet and Russian aviation which are published in seven countries. He is a co-owner of the Moscow-based aviation publishing house Polygon Press Ltd. Translated by Dmitriy Komissarov