I wanted to like this book. I was seduced by the S-37/47 Berkut on the cover, and imagined the book to be filled with exotic designs that marveled the mind and that each would have a fascinating story to tell about the hows and whys and why nots.
I wanted to like this book. There is that, once you seperate the fascinating from the not. This book is full. I mean so full that it becomes repetitive and monotonous and I am an aviation enthusiast. The level of detail is impressive, with design ranging from the creative to the absurd.
Yefim Gordon is one of Russia’s leading aviation writers and publishers. I strongly recommend that anyone interested in Soviet and Russian experimental aircraft look for later publications by Yefim Gordon or Sergey Komissarov. They are excellent authors. He is the author of many books on Soviet aviation and currently lives in Moscow. I only wish they were more prolific.
by. Yefim Gordon; Bill Gunston.
SOVIET X-PLANES book. Born in 1950 in Vilnius, Lithuania, he graduated from the Kaunas Polytechnical Institute in 1972 as an 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.
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Книга Soviet X-Planes Soviet X-Planes Книги Вооружение Автор: . ordon Год издания . Soviet experimental aircraft from the early 1900s to the latest Russian prototypes of today is the first book to take a close look at. ordon Год издания: 2000 Формат: pdf Издат.
Soviet X-Planes Yefim Gordon and Bill Gunston, 2000. All illustrations supplied via authors unless indicated otherwise. Introduction or over 70 years from 1918 the world's largest country was tightly controlled by a tiny group of elderly men in The Kremlin, in Moscow. Their power was absolute. As in several previous books, Yefim Gordon provided much information and most of the illustrations while Bill Gunston wrote the text and put the package together. The in-flight photograph of the MiG . 4 featured on the jacket is from a Mikoyan video.
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Yefim Gordon, Bill Gunston. This is the first book to collect stories of the most important Soviet aircraft, including experimental machines from the early 1900s through to the latest Russian prototypes of today. About 150 types are described, each with data and many with extensive drawings.