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Saburo_0
05-01-2004, 09:06 AM
anyone know of any english language books on this fella?
From RedStar Black cross Vol 2 he seems like an interesting guy.
Thnaks,

Saburo_0
05-01-2004, 09:06 AM
anyone know of any english language books on this fella?
From RedStar Black cross Vol 2 he seems like an interesting guy.
Thnaks,

maxim26
05-01-2004, 09:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Saburo_0:
anyone know of any english language books on this fella?
From RedStar Black cross Vol 2 he seems like an interesting guy.
Thnaks,<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I red his book in russian. He wrote not only one book. But I don't know is there English translation or not.

Both books are very interesting, unbiased and without propaganda. In his book he describes the way they were trained before war started, their transition to new Mig 3. He describes the lack of tacktics in VVS. Pilots were tolled thet I-15 is the best fighter in the world. Funny moment - when one of the training officers asked about advantages of the I-15 before Bf109 the right answere was two wings (better turning rate and durability) and big rate of fire of the machine guns (wich was probably true). Pokrishlin stepped into opposition to the comander of their squadron trying to make changes. And he suffered for this a lot. He was sent to most dangerouse missions, like reconnaissance but he still managed to score. He was shot down two times. Ones by graund fire and second time when his unexperienced wingman abandoned him and he fought in disadvantage. Both times he got back to his squadron.

Eventually bosses saw his potential and he became the one hwo changed whole tactics in VVS. By the end of the was he became a colonel and a commander of a squadron. He scored 59 kills officially plus he scored 13 more killes wich were not recorded because downed aicruft fell on the enemy teritorry. His victories are the second result among Soviet Aces, and i'm not sure about this, but probably second score among Allie pilots. First score with 62 kills belongs to Ukrainian piolot Ivan Kozhedub.

Saburo_0
05-02-2004, 11:13 AM
Too bad his books haven't been translated. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

But I did find a couple of good web sites about Pokryshkin.

http://vvs.hobbyvista.com/ModelArticles/Massimo/pokryshkin.html

http://www.elknet.pl/acestory/pokri/pokri.htm

Hopefully someone will come out with a biography of this important flyer in English someday.

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-02-2004, 11:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Saburo_0:
Too bad his books haven't been translated. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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Agreed. I've changed the course of my book collecting from "technical" books to memoirs and pilot accounts. I would really like to have some of the VVS on the Eastern Front (I have some of the EF Luftwaffe pilots).



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IIIJG53_Crinius
05-02-2004, 12:19 PM
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0700611401/qid=1083521881/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/002-7770475-2785626?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

This one doesnt deals exclusively with Pokryshkin but its about his GIAP and it gives you a good insight of a IAP and Soviet tactics. I love it.

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crazyivan1970
05-02-2004, 12:59 PM
This is not a bad book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0750922400/002-1233373-3276063?v=glance#product-details

Too bad Pokrishkin was never translated... maybe one day.

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