Russian Aircraft of World War II

Russian Aircraft of World War II

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Organised chronologically by type, Russian Aircraft of World War II offers a highly-illustrated guide to the main types of aircraft used by the Soviet Air Force during World War II. The book provides a comprehensive survey of combat aircraft, from the compact, revolutionary Polikarpov I-16 fighter of the Winter War in Finland, to the Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik and Petlyakov Pe-2, two of the outstanding ground-attack aircraft of the Eastern Front campaign.
All the major and many minor types are featured, including fighters, dive-bombers, ground-attack aircraft, night bombers, strategic bombers and reconnaissance and transport aircraft. This includes both well-known models, such as the classic MiG-3 fighter and Ilyushin Il-4 bomber, through lend-lease aircraft like the Douglas A-20 and Bell P-39, to lesser-known models, including the Yermolayev Yer-2 medium bomber and Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1 rocket-propelled interceptor.
Each featured profile includes authentic markings and colour schemes, while every separate model is accompanied by exhaustive specifications.
Packed with 110 full-colour artworks with detailed specifications, Russian Aircraft of World War II is a key reference guide for military modellers and World War II enthusiasts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 176 x 222 x 15mm | 502g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 110 artworks and 30 photos; 140 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838860835
  • 9781838860837
  • 28,989

Table of contents


1. Fighter Aircraft
Polikarpov I-15
Polikarpov I-153
Polikarpov I-16
Polikarpov I-185
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3
Petlyakov Pe-3
Yakovlev Yak-1
Yakovlev Yak-3
Yakovlev Yak-7
Yakovlev Yak-9
Lavochkin La-5
Lavochkin La-7
Bell P-39 Airacobra
Bell P-63 Kingcobra
Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
Hawker Hurricane
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Supermarine Spitfire

2. Bombers and Ground-Attack Aircraft
Tupolev TB-3
Polikarpov Po-2 biplane
Tupolev SB Yak UT-1
Ilyushin DB-3
Sukhoi Su-2
Ilyushin Il-4
Arkhangelsky Ar-2
Yakovlev Yak-2
Yakovlev Yak-4
Petlyakov Pe-2
Yermolayev Yer-2
Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik
Ilyushin Il-10
Petlyakov Pe-8
Tupolev Tu-2
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Douglas A-20 Havoc
Handley Page Hampden
North American B-25 Mitchell

3. Reconnaissance and Transport
Tupolev ANT-7/R6
Polikarpov R-5 biplane
Polikarpov R-Z
Kharkov R-10
Tupolev ANT-9
Vultee V-11
Lisunov Li-2
Kamov A-7
Gribovsky G-11
Kolesnikov-Tsybin KC-20
Antonov A-7
Yakovlev Yak-6
Shcherbakov Shche-2
Curtiss O-52 Owl
Douglas C-47
Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle

4. Seaplanes and Maritime
Tupolev TB-1P
Shavrov Sh-2
Tupolev MTB-1
Tupolev MTB-2
Beriev MBR-2
Beriev Be-2
Beriev Be-4
Chyetverikov MDR-6
Consolidated PBY/PBN Catalina
Vought OS2U Kingfisher


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About Edward Ward

Edward Ward is a writer and illustrator who has written on a variety of aviation subjects for over ten years. As well as his books, he has produced many articles for aviation journals both in print and online and is a regular contributor to the Hush Kit aviation blog. Edward lives with his wife and daughter in Sydney, Australia.
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