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neural_dream
12-27-2005, 07:37 AM
As you may've noticed I'm kinda fond of reference books, encyclopedias, reference guides etc. What I'm trying to find is one such book for Soviet aircraft of WW2. For all of them, not only fighters or only up to 1941.

Well, does anyone? If not in English then in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Greek. I'm sure there must be one in Russian, but I don't speak Russian, so in one of the above languages.

neural_dream
12-27-2005, 03:26 PM
bump

Low_Flyer_MkII
12-27-2005, 03:46 PM
Don't know if it will help, there might be a link for books here:
http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/index.html

SkyChimp
12-27-2005, 04:50 PM
I've got a couple of recommendations:

1) Aircraft of the Soviet Union
Bill Gunston
Osprey Books

This is a BIG reference book on all Soviet planes up to the early 80s. Full of histories,
specs, photos, three-view drawings. 415 pages. This book is out of print but copies are
still available. Try Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Aeroplanebooks.com. About $40 used.

2) Soviet Combat Aircraft of the Second World War (2 volumes)
Volume 1: Single Engined Fighers
Volume 2: Twin-engined Fighters, Attack Aircraft and Bombers
Yefim Gordon & Dmitri Khazanov
Midland Publishing

Very good books on Soviet WWII aircraft with lots of good photos, histories and fantastic
performance spec pages. About $40 per volume.

ARCHIE_CALVERT
12-27-2005, 06:08 PM
This is who I use to get those 'Hard to find' books...

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/

EmKen
12-27-2005, 06:15 PM
What are you looking for in the books? If you want colour schemes then the extremly hard to find "Red Stars in the Sky" is difficult to beat. On the same lines, Swanborough and Green produced the excellent "Soviet Fighters of WWII, Vol 1 & 2", plus the Squadron/Signal works on Yaks, MiGs and La's.
As Sky Chimp said, Bill Gunstons' "Aircraft of the Soviet Union" gives fantastic information on the development of Soviet aircraft from the revolution onwards. Vaclav Nemecel also produced a book on "Aircraft of the Soviet Union from 1918" - this has some fantastic photographs of WWII aircraft. Also check Nowarra/Duval's "Russian Civil and Military Aircraft 1884-1969"

neural_dream
12-27-2005, 07:43 PM
I knew you'd help me guys. I couldn't find any of them myself.

mandrill7
12-27-2005, 09:48 PM
Try this

http://vvs.hobbyvista.com

Not a book, but a great source of info.

|ZUTI|
06-09-2006, 11:04 AM
Bumping this thread...

What about books on German, RAF, Japan and USA fighters?

Theese any good?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1841767379/sr=8-12/qid...803?%5Fencoding=UTF8 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1841767379/sr=8-12/qid=1149872284/ref=sr_1_12/103-0095774-5599803?%5Fencoding=UTF8)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1592232248/ref=pd_bxgy...803?%5Fencoding=UTF8 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1592232248/ref=pd_bxgy_text_b/103-0095774-5599803?%5Fencoding=UTF8)

And maybe some good ones on combat tactics?
Thanks.

Kurfurst__
06-09-2006, 11:27 AM
What Skychimp said, the Gordon-Kazanov books on fighters and bombers are excellent, a must have of any library imho.

Hashmark13
06-09-2006, 03:49 PM
http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:TZBF3YEumBYJ:www.ava...d=2&client=firefox-a (http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:TZBF3YEumBYJ:www.avaxhome.ru/ebooks/redstarsairforce1.html+%22Red+Stars+in+the+Sky%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=2&client=firefox-a)

Red stars in the sky!!!

|ZUTI|
06-09-2006, 11:57 PM
Ok guys, i know it is fun to post, but i DID read this topic and i searched forum, you know. And i already know what i have to get IF i want to know all about the Russian aircrafts. Would you care to read my first post once more? I explicitly asked for books on OTHER fighter planes of WW2, not Russian only.

Thanks.

Hashmark13
06-10-2006, 04:59 AM
Um, you didn't even start this thread. What are you talking about?

Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-10-2006, 05:08 AM
Originally posted by |ZUTI|:
Bumping this thread...

What about books on German, RAF, Japan and USA fighters?

Theese any good?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1841767379/sr=8-12/qid...803?%5Fencoding=UTF8 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1841767379/sr=8-12/qid=1149872284/ref=sr_1_12/103-0095774-5599803?%5Fencoding=UTF8)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1592232248/ref=pd_bxgy...803?%5Fencoding=UTF8 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1592232248/ref=pd_bxgy_text_b/103-0095774-5599803?%5Fencoding=UTF8)

And maybe some good ones on combat tactics?
Thanks.

I've got the first one - basically a sampler for the Osprey range - nothing at all wrong with that, very well illustrated with original artwork and good photographs. Anectdotal and first hand accounts, brief technical information. I'd say get it. Worth it for the artwork alone. Press the 'look inside' link on the relevant page to give you an idea.