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    DescriptionEarly in the 20th century, shortly after military aviation came on the scene, Imperialist Russia started using aircraft to support the operations of the Russian Navy. Rapid development of naval aviation continued after the October Revolution of 1917 and Soviet naval airmen flying fighters and torpedo-bombers made a significant contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War. Yet the heyday of Soviet Naval Aviation (or AVMF) was in the post-war years. While in the late 1940s the AVMF relied largely on indigenous and American propeller-driven aircraft that had survived the fray, in the 1950s the naval airmen began mastering jets. The AVMF units started re-equipping with Il'yushin IL-28 Beagle twinjet bombers and were the sole operator of the Tupolev Tu-14 Bosun torpedo-bomber. In the 1960s the AVMF kept a close watch on the world's oceans with the help of its Tu-95RTs Bear-D long-range maritime reconnaissance/over-the-horizon targeting aircraft which transmitt

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    Soviet Naval Aviation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gordon Yefim, By (author) Dmitriy Komissarov
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 300 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,800 g
    ISBN 13: 9781902109312
    ISBN 10: 1902109317

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: JWF, JWG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVU
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    LC classification: UG
    DC22: 358.4009
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVU
    DC23: 359.940947
    Thema V1.0: JWCM, JWCK
    Illustrations note
    600 b/w and colour photos and colour profiles
    Hikoki Publications
    Imprint name
    Hikoki Publications
    Publication date
    15 November 2013
    Publication City/Country