Osprey General (Aviation) : The Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft
Sweeping away the 'red herrings' and spurious details invented in the West between 1950 and 1970, this exhaustive book can be offered to the public with the knowledge that it documents the true histories of some 1000 aircraft types. Much of what was believed to be fact has been proven wrong in various degrees, and it can confidently be claimed that no book in the history of aviation has ever contained so much new information. The book is prefixed by sections on aircraft designations, engines, air launched weapons and much more.
This is the definite work for information on Russian aircraft and contains over 500,000 words of text and performance data, 568 accurate and detailed drawings, some of which show many versions of a single type, more than 750 photographs sourced from Russian archives, many of which have never before been published, information on many unbuilt projects, extensive coverage of pre-1917 Russian aircraft and full discussion of Ekranoplans. Text by Bill Gunston.
- Aircraft Designations
- Air Weapons
- Miscellaneous Data
- Cyrillic Index
- Aeroplanes of Pre-Revolutionary Russia
- Aircraft Since 1918
Osprey General (Aviation)