Cuban MiGs

The Defenders of Castro's Air Force

Hélio Higuchi, Paulo Roberto Bastos Junior

The Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria (FAR), one of the most powerful and little-publicized air forces in the Americas, had Mikoyan-Gurevich (MiG) fighters as its main fighter aircraft, both in the defense of Cuban territory against the threat of US invasion and in support of Cuban leader's efforts to export their revolutionary ideals.
Date Published :
July 2022
Publisher :
Harpia Publishing
Illustration :
Over 170 photographs and color profiles
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781950394098
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 11.02 X 8.27 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$39.95

Overview
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The Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria (FAR), one of the most powerful and little-publicized air forces in the Americas, had Mikoyan-Gurevich (MiG) fighters as its main fighter aircraft, both in the defense of Cuban territory against the threat of US invasion and in support of Cuban leader’s efforts to export their revolutionary ideals.

With its MiG fighters, Cuba's FAR was one of the symbols of the Cold War. This book tells the history of a small Caribbean island that challenged the might of the United States. Based on extensive research with veteran airmen, historians, Cuban publications, and documents, the introduction and utilization of all MiG models in FAR service is described, from the aircraft's arrival, their deployment, and their final fate, while reviewing at the same time the history of Cuban military aviation to present times. Richly illustrated with over 170 photographs and color profiles, it details the history of all 20 models of MiG fighters operated by Cuba from 1962 to the present day.

About The Author
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HÉLIO HIGUCHI hails from São Paulo, Brazil, where he was born in 1953. A hotel manager, he has degrees in Architecture and Urban Design and Marketing. A researcher of Latin American military subjects, he is a regular contributor to Brazilian periodicals Asas, Flap and Tecnologia e Defesa. He is the author of A Serviço do Generalíssimo – Os Pilotos Brasileiros na República Dominicana (In the Service of the Generalissimo – Brazilian Pilots in the Dominican Republic, 2014).

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