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FPSOLKOR
04-03-2007, 11:29 AM
http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/pilots/kardopoltsev/kardopoltsev.htm

As usual, comments and some critizism welcome.

I also have a little announcement to make: most likely this will be the last (at least for now) translation of my interviews. The work goes on, but in russian only...

lowfighter
04-03-2007, 12:25 PM
Thanks for this, thank you very much sir!
And even if you'll not translate your future work into English, please post a link here, someone will perhaps have time to translate yor future interviews from Russian.
Really, it's a treasure...

FPSOLKOR
04-03-2007, 12:48 PM
Originally posted by lowfighter:
Thanks for this, thank you very much sir!
And even if you'll not translate your future work into English, please post a link here, someone will perhaps have time to translate yor future interviews from Russian.
Really, it's a treasure...
In russian? Here is one:
http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&ta...iew&id=478&Itemid=20 (http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=478&Itemid=20)
It's an interview with HSU bomber navigator... I have a great set of photos from him, but untill the translation is done...

Waldo.Pepper
04-03-2007, 01:16 PM
this will be the last

This is terrible news indeed. I found all your post very valuable and interesting.

I second the request to post in Russian ...

JtD
04-03-2007, 01:37 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Great, thanks.

LEXX_Luthor
04-03-2007, 01:41 PM
FPSOLKOR, can you explore this in more detail? Did Kardopoltsev fly with PVO after the war? Can you do a Cold War interview? Can you...etc, etc...? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


- Have you met jet planes?

Not in Germany. After the war we used to chase Canberras in MiG-19PF. They were quite arrogant, until we got an order to shoot them down. I also shot down 7 american baloons...
That is what I assume what we (in translation) call MiG-17PF, or MiG-19P, both cannon armed, and not the K5 missile armed -17PFU and -19PM, of which far fewer were made. Recall Kardopoltsev's recollection of "B-29s." http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Seven balloons is alot of balloons. For others, here are some interesting links to the "american balloons..."


Reconnaissance Balloons (WS-119L / WS-461L) Project Skyhook ~> http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/app4/ws-119l.html

1956 Project GENETRIX ~> http://www.pinetreeline.org/giebelstadt/gieb-other/other/ogieb-1.html

The Genetrix Balloons ~> http://www.ospreypublishing.com/content2.php/cid=239

<span class="ev_code_yellow">Genetrix, WS-461L, and Chaika:</span> Cold War Balloons and Balloon Fighters
~> http://worldatwar.net/chandelle/v4/v4n1-2/balloons.html

That last one is interesting, as it describes in some detail with pics an An-2 biplane high altitude interceptor project...

The quintessential Soviet bush and agricultural aircraft would seem an unlikely choice for a stratospheric interceptor. But its speed range was just about ideal for safe, effective balloon interceptions, and the ample wing area that the biplane layout provided offered good high-altitude maneuverability. So, in 1958, the Antonov design bureau was ordered to produce an An-2 derivative designed for high-altitude interception of aerostats.
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3.JG51_BigBear
04-03-2007, 01:49 PM
Great interview. Favorite line:

"No, no difference... I had La-7, Vasilii Troshin flew La-5... You see, we fought war, not raced. Speed is of course important, but smart head is an ultimate weapon."

LEXX_Luthor
04-03-2007, 01:55 PM
One more interview, please?

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/Lexx_Luthor/img00006-3.jpg

Thanks!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

HayateAce
04-03-2007, 02:42 PM
Yes, one more interview for Lexx. This guy:

http://www.bobdornan.com/risner.jpg

http://www.brooksart.com/Slashedsabre.jpg

rnzoli
04-03-2007, 03:53 PM
Another excellent interview. I am really sad about being the last in English, maybe I should refresh some of my old Russian language skills http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


" Do you remember how German planes were painted and when you could tell that it was enemy?

They all were something like steel-matt. We would understand who it was at about 400 meters, beyond that it was just a "black spot".

Reminds me of our icon setting discussions http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FPSOLKOR
04-03-2007, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
FPSOLKOR, can you explore this in more detail? Did Kardopoltsev fly with PVO after the war? Can you do a Cold War interview? Can you...etc, etc...? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">- Have you met jet planes?

Not in Germany. After the war we used to chase Canberras in MiG-19PF. They were quite arrogant, until we got an order to shoot them down. I also shot down 7 american baloons...
That is what I assume what we (in translation) call MiG-17PF, or MiG-19P, both cannon armed, and not the K5 missile armed -17PFU and -19PM, of which far fewer were made. Recall Kardopoltsev's recollection of "B-29s." http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Seven balloons is alot of balloons. For others, here are some interesting links to the "american balloons..."


Reconnaissance Balloons (WS-119L / WS-461L) Project Skyhook ~> http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/app4/ws-119l.html

1956 Project GENETRIX ~> http://www.pinetreeline.org/giebelstadt/gieb-other/other/ogieb-1.html

The Genetrix Balloons ~> http://www.ospreypublishing.com/content2.php/cid=239

<span class="ev_code_yellow">Genetrix, WS-461L, and Chaika:</span> Cold War Balloons and Balloon Fighters
~> http://worldatwar.net/chandelle/v4/v4n1-2/balloons.html

That last one is interesting, as it describes in some detail with pics an An-2 biplane high altitude interceptor project...

The quintessential Soviet bush and agricultural aircraft would seem an unlikely choice for a stratospheric interceptor. But its speed range was just about ideal for safe, effective balloon interceptions, and the ample wing area that the biplane layout provided offered good high-altitude maneuverability. So, in 1958, the Antonov design bureau was ordered to produce an An-2 derivative designed for high-altitude interception of aerostats.
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http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
He was in PVO of Azerbaijan Republic, and some more data is available in russian interview, at iremember.ru
If you want answers, you have to ask questions... Jet era is not my time of research.

FPSOLKOR
04-04-2007, 12:01 AM
Another interviews, but not mine... You might already read them

http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&ta...iew&id=399&Itemid=20 (http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=399&Itemid=20)
http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&ta...iew&id=157&Itemid=20 (http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=157&Itemid=20)
http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&ta...iew&id=130&Itemid=20 (http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=130&Itemid=20)
http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&ta...iew&id=133&Itemid=20 (http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=133&Itemid=20)

lowfighter
04-04-2007, 02:39 AM
I didn't know about this site, thanks for the links! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

bazzaah2
04-04-2007, 02:46 AM
I might do a translation or two if I get some time.

ViktorViktor
04-04-2007, 03:42 AM
More interviews, please !

tigertalon
04-04-2007, 04:50 AM
Thank you for the effort!! Much appreciated. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

leitmotiv
04-04-2007, 05:19 AM
Thank you very much, FPSOLKOR. Excellent interview. ID range 400 meters---fascinating!

zoltank8
04-04-2007, 07:39 AM
Thanks for this translation.

My collegue says he used to read several books by/on Russian pilots in the 60s/70s here in Hungary - actually there was nothing else available in Hungarian translation. He used to borrow them from libraries one after the other. I keep asking him for titles or clues to hunt them down in a library but he cannot remember. Once I run out of English language books I have from the German and Western side, I might pop to a library to find something from/about Russian pilots. I suppose there's not any in English translation?

FPSOLKOR
04-04-2007, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by zoltank8:
Thanks for this translation.

My collegue says he used to read several books by/on Russian pilots in the 60s/70s here in Hungary - actually there was nothing else available in Hungarian translation. He used to borrow them from libraries one after the other. I keep asking him for titles or clues to hunt them down in a library but he cannot remember. Once I run out of English language books I have from the German and Western side, I might pop to a library to find something from/about Russian pilots. I suppose there's not any in English translation?
http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&ta...iew&id=377&Itemid=36 (http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=377&Itemid=36)
http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&ta...iew&id=369&Itemid=36 (http://www.iremember.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=369&Itemid=36)
Take a look at the links - here are just two. Pokryshkins and Kozhedubs memoires were also translated into english, they still may be in librarys.

arrowtalon
04-04-2007, 12:06 PM
Great post. Very interesting!

LEXX_Luthor
04-04-2007, 04:49 PM
FPSOLKOR::
He was in PVO of Azerbaijan Republic, and some more data is available in russian interview, at iremember.ru If you want answers, you have to ask questions... Jet era is not my time of research.
Thanks. Ya, I'd love to pass a few questions through you about his post-war PVO service if you think it possible.

Bremspropeller
04-04-2007, 04:55 PM
Luthor what about your Lake Baikal map?

Any chance to DL it some time?

FPSOLKOR
04-04-2007, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
Thanks. Ya, I'd love to pass a few questions through you about his post-war PVO service if you think it possible.
PM me or use e-mail...

LEXX_Luthor
04-04-2007, 06:09 PM
Thanks FPSOLKOR, I'll give it some thought. I've never done this.

Brems, I could releace the map, but right now, its nothing more than terrain and tiles, and they are not originally my tiles, so I'll have to get permission to use them before releace. But, its a neat map!

Tipo_Man
04-05-2007, 02:43 AM
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karost
04-05-2007, 06:45 AM
Well , Thanks for share a good story

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" Did you use oxygen, or you did not fly that high?

We did. I remember we were sitting in an "alert one" condition, and Ju-88 went through our base. We took off. There was a special tube to breathe, we had no masks at that time, so we started to chase that recce plane. At about 8000 meters I lost consciousness and came back at 2500 meters. I forgot the oxygen.

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I have funny idea , SOW may have oxygen switch and model a "lost consciousness" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

S!

stathem
04-05-2007, 07:10 AM
Originally posted by karost:
I have funny idea , SOW may have oxygen switch and model a "lost consciousness" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

S!

Oleg more or less confirms this on MysticPuma's video.

SithSpeeder
04-05-2007, 10:07 AM
Great read...thanks for doing this and sharing it with us.

* _54th_Speeder *