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    DescriptionSoviet and Russian Ekranoplans is a thoroughly revised and expanded version of Sergey Komissarov's book Red Star: Russia's Ekranoplans published over 10 years ago. In the years that have elapsed since then new developments have taken place in this field both in Russia and in other countries. New projects have emerged; some of them have been built and tested in prototype form, while others represent prospective studies awaiting their implementation. The book will take into account these new projects, as well as provide new information of historical character that has become available in the recent years. The book presents a brief outline of the basic concept of wing-in-ground effect (WIG) vehicles, or ekranoplans, followed by a short review of the development of this concept from theory to viable technical solutions. The major part of the book will be devoted to the type-by-type description of specific designs of ekranoplans developed in the Soviet Union and present-day Russia in the course of half a century"

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    Soviet and Russian Ekranoplans
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yefim Gordon, By (author) Sergey Komissarov
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,610 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857803327
    ISBN 10: 1857803329

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.6
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: TRP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    B&T General Subject: 790
    LC classification: HE
    Abridged Dewey: 629
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16870
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    DC22: 629.30947
    Thema V1.0: NH, TRP
    Illustrations note
    c550 colour and mono photographs and illustrations
    Crecy Publishing
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    Publication date
    01 January 2011
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    Author Information
    Yefim Gordon was born in 1950 in Vilnius, Lithuania, and graduated from the Kaunas Polytechnical Institute in 1972 as an engineer and electronics designer. He has been a resident of Moscow since 1973, when, as a hobby, he started collecting photographs and books on the history of Soviet aviation. This has now developed into a major archive. Since the 1980s, he has been a professional aviation journalist and writer, with over eighty books published on Soviet/Russian aviation in Russian, English, Polish, and Czech, as well as close to 120 magazine features and photo reports. He is also an accomplished photographer, with countless photos published in the Western press; the current edition of Jane's All the World's Aircraft features more than fifty of his photographs.