References and Credits
 'Ground Attack' by Christopher Chant. 'The Mechanics of War' series.
Almark Publishing Co Ltd London, 1976
ISBN 0 85524 250 7
Popular history of ground attack aviation during WWII. Covers German, Soviet and Western Allies
experience. Illustrated with documentary photos, color aircraft drawings and tactical schemes.
 'Igor Sikorsky -
The Russian Years' by K.N.Finne.
Editors : Carl J. Bobrow, Von Hardesty;
Translated and adapted by Von Hardesty;
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
ISBN 0 87474 274 9
Book includes (brief) biography of
(Russian period), review of his early aviation achievements (see
S and B.I.S series).
A lot of materials is dedicated to creation
of the world first multi-engine aircraft in the world - the 'Bolshoj Baltijsky'/'Russkij vityaz'/'Grand' and its successor -
Ilya Mouromets, the world first heavy long-range bomber/reconnaissater. As a flight surgeon
with the Squadron of Flying Ships in the Imperial Air Force, K.N.Finne eye-witnessed the dramatic history of grow of Russian
Airforce, as well as its dramatic crash during the Revolutionary Year
 'Notes of an aircraft designer' by
Alexandre Yakovlev -
famous Soviet fighter designer.
Foreign languages publishing house. No publishing year on the book!!!!
Despite many strange features (deserve to be collected on a separate Page - yet to come) and some very clear
biases - interesting story of Yakovlev grow from a mechanic in the aircraft workshop of 1925 to the head of
Soviet Aviation Industry.
 "Combat Aircraft Of World War II" by Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi
Poster Book. Covers most of mass produced combat aircraft of the WWII. Well detailed historical and technical
information, photographs and 3-view colored posters.
 "Who was who in the Great Patriotic War", editor O.A.Rzheshevsky;
In Russian. Brief reference includes about 1400 biographies (pretty short 60-100 words/person) of people who
played substantial role in the
Victory. Also included day-by-day chronology of the Great Patriotic War June 22,
 "History of aircraft construction in the USSR",
In Russian. Excellent source of information, covering ~800 mass built and experimental aircraft.
Some circumstances are omitted (such as fact that some 'landmark' aircraft were built by imprisoned teams).
 "Russia's Top Guns" by Aerospace Publishing;
Over 40 aircraft, details of specifications, performance and weaponry, 3-view drawings. Some aircraft have
extended text sections and detailed cutaway diagrams.
 "The Guinness book of aircraft" by David Mondey and Michael J.H.Taylor;
Large number of interesting facts from aviation history. Records, First-in-the-World aircraft.
 Aviation engine Ash-82V, technical description. OBORONGIZ, 1963, 178 pp.
 "OKB MiG a history of the design bureau and its aircraft"
by Piotr Butowski and Jay Miller
Well illustrated book, many little known facts.
 "Russian aircraft since 1940" by Jean Alexander
Shavrov-style collection of Soviet aircraft since 1940, with many technical
details and b/w photos, as well as with excusable imperfections in military and experimental aircraft description.
 "Illustrated Encyclopedia of the TANTK G.M.Beriev aircraft" by Panatov G.S. and Udalov K.G.
Vol.1 ISBN 5-86309-000-4, Aviko Press, 1998
Includes detailed creation history and description of 16 different aircraft (and numerous modification) designed in
period 1930 to 1945, including official documents. Large number of photographs, 3-drawings, color schemes.
 "Sowieckie lotnictwo MORSKIE 1941-1945" by Robert Bock
Vol.9 of Kampanie Lotnicze Series
ISBN 83-8620844-9, AJ-Press
Naval aviation of USSR in the Great Patriotic War, in Polish. Great number of combat facts, rare photos, some statistics.
 "Russian Civil and Military aircraft 1884~1969" by Heinz J.Nowarra and G.R.Duval, A.F.M
ISBN 0-852-42460-4, Fountain Press, London, 1971
Interesting reading, many facts, captions in both English and Russian. Some errors in designations.
 "Soviet Combat Aircraft of the Second World War", Yefim Gordon and Dmitri Khazanov
Midland Publishing Limited
24 The Hollow, Earl Shilton
Leicester, LE9 7NA, England, 1998
 "Grani derznovennogo tvorchestva",
ISBN 5-02-006635-4 Moscow, Nauka, 1988
 "Yak fighters of the Great Patriotic War period", A.T.Stepanets
ISBN 5-217-01192-0 Moscow, Mashinostroenie, 1992
Available here in Russian!
 "Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century",
'Cass Series: Studies in Air Power', edited by Robin Higham, John T.Greenwood and
ISBN 1368-5597, Frank Cass, London * Portland, OR
 "World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers",
by Bill Gunston, ISBN 1-85260-205-8
Publisher: Patrick Stevens Ltd., England, 1993
'Po-2 aircraft and its modifications'
Moscow, Aeroflot, 1953.
'Samoliot U-2' (U-2 aircraft)
Moscow, 'Voenizdat' 1936.
'First jet fighters of Sukhoj'
 "Aircraft of the S.V.Ilyushin OKB",
edited by G.V.Novozhilov
ISBN ? Moscow, Mashinostroenie, 1985
 "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft Armament" by Bill Gunston,
1987, Salamander Books Ltd., London
ISBN 3-7276-7078-9 (German edition)
 "Flugzeugbewaffnung" ("Aircraft Armament") by Hanfried Schliephake,
1977, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart
 "Leichte Infanteriewaffen" ("Light Infantery Weapons") by Nikolaus Krivinyi,
1974, J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, Munich
 "Most cherez vremja" ("Bridge across the time") by Igor Choutko,
1989, Politizdat, Moscow
 "OKB Sukhoj - A History of the Design Bureau and Its Aircraft"
by Vladimir Antonov, Yefim
Gordon, Mikolai Gordyukov, Vladim Yakovlev, Vyachaslav Zenkin
1996, Midland Publishing Limited
 "A.N.Tupolev - the man and his aircraf" Paul Duffy and Andrei Kandalov
1996 SAE International
 "The complete Book of Fighters" W. Green and G. Swanborough
 "Sowjetische Bombenflugzeuge" W. Kopenhagen
 "Sowjetische Jagdflugzeuge" W. Kopenhagen
 "Die deutschen Flugzeuge in russischen und sowjetischen Diensten"
("The German aircraft in Russian and Soviet service") 1914-1951, by A. Alexandrov and G. Petrov
Flugzeug Publikations GmbH
ISBN 3-927-132-43-8, 1997
 "Douglas Propliners DC-1 - DC-7"
by Arthur Pearcy, published by Airlife Publishing Ltd., Shewsbury, England
 "Aeroflot: An airline and its aircraft"
by R.E.G.Davies, published by Paladwr Press, Rockville, MD, USA
 "Soviet Aircraft and Aviation 1917-1941"
Author: Lennart Andersson
Publishers: Putnam Aeronautical Books, London (for USA Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland)
 "Aircraft by V.M.Myasischev"
Authors: N.V.Yakubovich, V.N.Lavrov
Authors: V.Ilyin, M.Levin
 "Vojenska letadla"
Authors: Vaclav Nemecek
 "The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft"
Authors: Donald, David
Published: NY: Barnes & Noble
 "The Encyclopedia of Modern Warplanes"
Authors: Gunston, Bill
Published: NY Barnes & Noble
 "Modern Fighting Helicopters"
Authors: Gunston, Bill and Spick, Mike.
Published: London: Salamander Books
 "Jane's Combat Aircraft"
Authors: Munro, Bob and Chant, Christopher.
Published: Glasgow: Harper Collins Publishers
 "Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide, 2nd ed."
Authors: Rendall, David
Published: London: Harper Collins Publishers
 "Sky remembers"
Author: Vladimir Kazakov
Published: Moscow, Molodaya Gvardia
Squadron/Signal Publications, Inc;
 'Il-2 Stormovik in action' by Hans-Herri Stapfer. Aircraft Number 155;
ISBN 0 89747 341 8
Detailed history of the Il-2 from the very beginning (TsKB-55) to
latest models of this unique aircraft (Il-10);
 'Polikarpov Fighters in action, Part 1 and Part 2' by Hans-Herri Stapfer.
Aircraft Number 157,162;
ISBN 0 89747 343 4
ISBN 0 89747 355 8
VT-11 to latest versions of the I-16;
 'LaGG fighters in action' Don Greer & Ernesto Cumpain. Aircraft Number 163;
ISBN 0 89747 364 7
History of the early
from I-22 to LaGG-3, covers most
of the mass built modifications;
 'Yak fighter in action' by Hans-Heiri Stapfer. Aircraft Number 78;
ISBN 0 89747 187 3
History of the early
from I-26 pre-war prototype to jet-powered
 'La-5/7 fighter in action' by Hans-Heiri Stapfer. Aircraft Number 169;
ISBN 0 89747 392 2
Publications in the 'Krylia Rodiny' magazine, ISSN-0130-2701
 'Speedy passenger aircraft KhAI-1' by V.Savin, January
 'Yak-200, yak-210' V.Petrov; February
 Illustrations to series 'Aviation in WWII', March 1989
 'Watching silver-painted plane...', interview with M.E.Sakharov
'Krylia Rodiny' N°3,1989,p.28
 'Silent tradegy of the EPOS', an article about unique
concept of aero-cosmic aircraft, designed by G.E.Lozino-Lozinskij team; December 1990
 'Mount horses, guys!', a series article about aircraft engine
construction in the USSR, August-December 1991
 'Special Class' by A.Shishkov; December 1991
 'Face of Conversion - MAI-89' by Kazimir Zhidovetski; December 1991
 'ANT-1 the sport airplane.' by M.Saukke and K.Udalov; January 1992
 'Il-2 - our pride or tragic error?' by V.Bakurskij;
 'Exotics of the Light Wing' by Alexandre Koudinov; January 1992
Publications in the 'Modelist-Konstructor' magazine, ISSN-0131-2243
 'Introduction into combat helicopters'
by V.Kondratijev. March 1987;
 'Airplane-Giant K-7'
by V.Savin (Kharkov); December 1989;
 Winged Career Serviceman by V.Savin (Kharkov); March 1989;
 Cannons airborne!, January
Text may be found at
Collection of articles by
Yakov I. Filatoff;
 Aircraft 'SAM' by by L.Polukratov, November
 Flying boats of
(text and illustration are available at Base-13)
 'Hydroplane for Submarine' by V.Kondratiev
(text and illustration are available at Base-13)
 'Fighter for the Aces' by V.Kondratiev, May
On-line Publications (some in Russian)
 Vestnik Vozdushnogo Flota (Air Fleet Herald)
Magazine available for WWW Surfers in KOI-8 Russian encodings;
 Military Parade Magazine - there are some
issues on-line now for free;
'Samoliot' N°4-5 1997, ISBN-0869-59-46
'Samoliot' N°2 1934
'Samoliot' N°2 1935
'Samoliot' N°1 1936
'Samoliot' N°9 1936
'Samoliot' N°6 1937
 M-Hobby 3/1997
"Kalinin and his planes" by Andrew Alexandrov, N°24, Oct'92
Cheranovskij BICh-16 and BICh-18 N°51