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Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century

Author : John Greenwood
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In the light of new archival material the editors take a fresh look at Russian aviation in the twentieth century. Presenting a comprehensive view of Russian aviation, from its genesis in the late czarist period to the present era, the approach is essentially chronological with a major emphasis on the evolution of military aviation. The contributions are diverse, with appropriate attention to civilian and institutional themes.

Soviet Aviation And Air Power

Author : Robin Higham
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This book is the story of Russian aviation and Soviet Russia's progress in preparing its strength as an air power. It discusses the Russia-Germany connect post 1919, how Russians gained expertise from German know-how, and post World War II progress from Stalin to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.

Soviet Air Power

Author : Kenneth Whiting
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This comprehensive examination of Soviet air power analyzes the three branches of the USSR Military Air Forces & Frontal Aviation, Long-Range Aviation, and Military Air Transport and Naval Aviation and the National Air Defense, emphasizing World War II and postwar developments.

Soviet Aviation And Air Power

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Soviet Air Power in World War 2

Author : E. Gordon
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From the team that published the 'Famous Russian Aircraft' series comes Soviet Air Power in World War 2, the authoritative guide to all of the aircraft flown by the Soviet Air Force during the conflict. As well as exploring in-depth the individual aircraft types, this book also takes a closer look at the Soviet Air Force's structure and aircraft fleet. Included are all of the unit insignia of Soviet air armies, divisions and regiments, as well as the varied artwork and camouflage schemes used on individual aircraft. An extensive selection of unseen photographs and colour side views of all the aircraft types that operated in the immediate pre-war years and in World War 2 are featured, including many British and American aircraft flown by the Soviet Air Force and Soviet Naval Aviation. The book also reveals information about the Soviet Air Force commanders and famous aces of the period; the aces' aircraft and their personal insignia are illustrated, as well as the combat operations they flew against the Axis air forces between 1941 and 1945. Written by an acknowledged expert in Soviet and Russian military aviation, and illustrated with photographs, profiles and detailed line drawings, this guide to the Soviet Air Force in World War 2 will be of interest not only to aviation and military history enthusiasts but to modellers of this period.

Soviet Air Power in Transition

Author : Robert P. Berman
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Sovjetunionens flyvevåben har gennemgået en modernisering siden 1970 og er klar til adskillige typer af missioner både strategisk og taktisk inklusiv ikke nuklear krigsførelse i Europa. Bogen understreger at der siden 80erne findes multitask luftfartøjer, der er istand til at angribe NATO baser og at forbedring af NATOs luftforsvar er strengt nødvendig.

Russian Air Power

Author : Yefim Gordon
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A follow up to the hugely popular first publication of Russian Air Power in 2009, Yefim Gordon and Dmitriy Komissarov bring readers the fully updated and revised new edition. The original volume was the first comprehensive survey published on all the Russian Air Forces and was the result of Yefim Gordon's unrivalled access to information on Russian air forces. Since the first edition was published Russia has undergone a complete restructuring of its air forces. The previous edition of Russian Air Power described the Russian Air Force's post-Soviet organisation, order of battle and, to a certain extent, the types in Russian Air Force service. In the course of the 20 years that have had elapsed since the demise of the Soviet Union the Russian Air Force and Russian Naval Aviation have had repeatedly been reformed; still, the Russian government was not happy with the results. The Russian President voiced his dissatisfaction with the Air Force's performance especially strongly after the August 2008 operation in the Caucasus whose aim was to 'compel Georgia to peace'. The many reforms of the Russian aircraft industry, too, have failed to yield the desired results. Therefore, the Russian political leaders and military top brass took the decision in 2009 to launch yet another reform of the Russian Armed Forces, including the Air Force. The new Air Force organisation is to improve the control of first-line units by eliminating superfluous and inefficient links in the chain of command. In 2009 the customary air armies, air divisions and air regiments were replaced by aviation bases, each of which comprises two or three squadrons operating a single type or several types of aircraft. In the course of reorganisation a sizeable number of airbases (military airfields) were transferred to the Air Force reserve and are presently unoccupied. Many air regiments were disbanded, their personnel and aircraft being transferred to other aviation bases. Each aviation base has its unique number and is a direct reporting unit. Moreover, in late 2008 the Russian Air Force started fielding new aircraft and helicopter types. The long-awaited maiden flight of the Sukhoi T-50 (alias PAK FA) – Russia's fifth-generation fighter – took place in late January 2010. The Russian Air Force has a lot riding on this aircraft; some defence analysts believe that the T-50 outperforms the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor in several parameters. The Russian Navy has ordered the new MiG-29K/MiG-29KUB shipboard fighter to complement the Su-33; for the Russian Air Force's strategic arm, funding has been allocated for further work on the PAK DA, a new bomber that is to be far superior to both the Russian Tu-160 and the American B-2. Following a re structuring to Russian's air forces, Yefim Gordon and Dmitriy Komissarov provide readers with a fully revised and updated new edition of the popular Russian Air Power.The title will include any updates made since the publication of the first edition and provide a true picture of Russian Air Power and forces today. The new book will describe all the changes that have taken place in the Russian Air Force. The contents are completely revised and packed with extensive detail, photographs and colour artworks.

A History of Soviet Air Power

Author : Robert A. Kilmarx
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In Cold War Skies

Author : Michael Napier
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Throughout the second half of the 20th century, international relations across the globe were dominated by the Cold War. From 1949 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, US and Soviet strategic forces were deployed across the Arctic Ocean in North America and Northern Russia, while the best-equipped armed forces that the world had ever seen faced each other directly across the 'Iron Curtain' in Europe. In Cold War Skies examines the air power of the major powers both at a strategic and at a tactical level throughout the 40 years of the Cold War. In this fascinating book, acclaimed historian Michael Napier looks at each decade of the war in turn, examining the deployment of strategic offensive and defensive forces in North America and Northern Russia as well as the situation in Europe. He details the strategic forces and land-based tactical aircraft used by the air forces of the USA, USSR, NATO, Warsaw Pact countries and the European non-aligned nations. He also describes the aircraft types in the context of the units that operated them and the roles in which they were used. The text is supported by a wide range of first-hand accounts of operational flying during the Cold War, as well as numerous high-quality images.

Flashpoint Russia

Author : Piotr Butowski
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Russian military aviation has undergone several upheavals in the post-Soviet era. There have been two driving forces behind these changes. First, the Russian experience of air power in conflicts has led to an increasing integration of the various branches of the armed forces. Today's VKS was created as a result of the absorption of the Air Defence Troops (VPVO) by the Air Force (VVS) in 1998, and then a merger of the Air Force with the Aerospace Defence Troops (VVKO) in 2015.

Soviet Air Power and the Pursuit of New Military Options

Author : Phillip A. Petersen
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Soviet Air Power

Author : Kenneth R. Whiting
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CHINESE AIR POWER

Author : YEFIM. KOMISSAROV GORDON (DMITRIY.)
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Red Air

Author : Sanu Kainikara
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"The Russian Air Force carries the mantle of the erstwhile 'Red Air Force' of the Soviet Union and has a long and illustrious history backed by grand traditions and customs. The Russian Air Force is still coming to grips with its changed circumstances after the collapse of the Soviet Union and is perhaps in the best shape of the three armed forces to be able to lend credence to the Russian Federation's claim to international influence and power projection capabilities. Doctrine is the reflection of a nation's character, and air power doctrine is influenced by the strategic culture of a nation. Nowhere else is this more apparent than in the case of the Russian Air Force. The Red Air Force has been directly influenced by the political upheavals in the Soviet Union and now Russia, but has displayed exemplary resilience in continuing to provide adequate support for government policies. The impact of political ideology on the development of doctine and air power has not been greater in any other air force around the world. This book is an extension of a doctoral thesis produced in 2005 and is essential reading for anyone trying to come to grips with the intricate relationship that exists between national security imperatives, political ideology and the development of military doctrine." --Back cover.

RUSSIAS AIR POWER IN CRISIS

Author : Benjamin S. Lambeth
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"The author contends that although the VVS is key to Russia's future military capability, it is unlikely to regain even a semblance of its Cold War strength in the near term. He asserts that only the stabilization of Russian society as a whole could foster a renaissance of Russian air power."--BOOK JACKET.

Russia s Air Power at the Crossroads

Author : Benjamin S. Lambeth
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This report assesses trends and prospects in Russian military aviation, drawing on the extensive reportage on air power in the Russian defense literature since the onset of glasnost in 1986.

Global Air Power

Author : John Andreas Olsen
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What influences have shaped air power since human flight became a reality more than a hundred years ago? Global Air Power provides insight into the evolution of air power theory and practice by examining the experience of six of the world’s largest air forces--those of the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, Russia, India, and China--and of representative smaller air forces in Pacific Asia, Latin America, and continental Europe. The chapters, written by highly regarded scholars and military leaders, explore how various nations have integrated air power into their armed forces and how they have applied air power in both regular and irregular warfare and in peacetime operations. They cover the organizational, professional, and doctrinal issues that air forces confronted in the past, the lessons learned from victory and defeat, and emerging challenges and opportunities. Further, Global Air Power supplements the traditional military perspective with examinations of the ideological, economic, and cultural factors that give air forces their distinctive characters. Chapters show how the interplay among these internal factors, together with external challenges, determines the structure, role, and effectiveness of air forces. Together, these chapters illuminate universal trends as well as similarities and differences among the world’s air forces. Its combination of military history and sociopolitical analysis makes Global Air Power especially valuable to a broad range of historians, air power specialists, and general readers interested in national defense and international relations.

Aircraft Strategy and Operations of the Soviet Air Force

Author : R. A. Mason
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En gennemgang og en analyse af Sovjets flyvevåben, som opererer flere fly end noget andet land. Kan de i en krigssituation også i tilstrækkeligt omfang holdes i luften, og kan chefer og piloter finde den rette balance mellem den tilsvarende stramme styring og et nødvendigt friere initiativ?

The Soviet Air Force

Author : Asher Lee
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One Hundred Years of Air Power and Aviation

Author : Robin Higham
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In this precise, interpretive and informative volume, Higham looks at everything from the roots of strategic bombing and tactical air power to the lessons learned and unlearned during the invasion of Ethiopia, the war in China and the Spanish Civil War. He also considers the problems posed by jet aircraft in Korea and the use of Patriot missiles in the Persian Gulf. He covers anti-guerrilla operations, doctrine, industrial activities and equipment, as well as the development of commercial airlines.