Flashpoint Russia

Russia's Air Power: Capabilities and Structure

Piotr Butowski

Russian military aviation has undergone several upheavals in the post-Soviet era. There have been two driving forces behind these changes. First, the Russian experience of air power in conflicts has led to an increasing integration of the various branches of the armed forces.
Date Published :
July 2019
Publisher :
Harpia Publishing
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780997309270
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 11 X 8.27 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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Russian military aviation has undergone several upheavals in the post-Soviet era. There have been two driving forces behind these changes. First, the Russian experience of air power in conflicts has led to an increasing integration of the various branches of the armed forces. Today’s VKS was created as a result of the absorption of the Air Defence Troops (VPVO) by the Air Force (VVS) in 1998, and then a merger of the Air Force with the Aerospace Defence Troops (VVKO) in 2015.

About The Author
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Piotr Butowski is an aviation journalist, writer and photographer specialising in the aviation of Russia, especially the themes of aerospace industry and technology. Since 1978 he has published several thousand articles in aviation magazines all over the world, mainly in Poland, the UK, France and Germany, but also in Brazil, the US, Japan, Spain, Italy, Russia and other countries. He is author of around 15 books on Russian aviation published in Poland, the US, the UK and Hong Kong between 1985 and 1996. After a break of almost 20 years, he wrote the first volume of the Russia's Warplanes series last autumn.

REVIEWS
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"This is neat book that will be of interest to modelers, aviation historians and enthusiasts alike. Highly recommended."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"If you want up-to-the-minute, squadron-by-squadron info about Russian air power by aircraft type, here's your resource guide."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

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