Soviet Cold War Fighters

Alexander Mladenov

Date Published :
March 2016
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
black and white photos
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ISBN : 9781781554968
Pages : 304
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
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Soviet Cold War Fighters looks at the main periods of the development of the Soviet fighter designs, generation by generation, covering all the important features and developments of each generation (a total of four generations of fighter developed from the late 1940s to the late 1970s/early 1980s) and the most emblematic combat employments of the members of the generation. In separate boxes, pilot/designer/maintainer comments are inserted as well as other interesting facts and figures about the aircraft, their weapons and the instances of combat employment. Soviet Cold War Fighters explains the Cold War background of the technological developments behind the front-line fighter types in the Soviet Union, detailing where, when and how these aircraft were deployed and what was their impact on the Cold War developments, especially their role for delivering tactical nuclear weapons or their capability to counter attacks by US/NATO strategic bombers, carrying nuclear weapons. This approach has allowed Alexander Mladenov a greater flexibility in revealing new and previously unknown or little-known facts and figures.

About The Author

Alexander Mladenov is an aviation & defence author and journalist. His work has appeared in no fewer than 20 defence publications around the world, including AirForces Monthy, AIR International, Combat Aircraft and Defence Helicopter] he also published two books on the subject of Soviet military aircraft. His main research interests include the post-WWII military aviation developments, especially the jet fighters/bombers and helicopters designed between the 1950s and 1990s in the Soviet Union as well as the War in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the Soviet and Warsaw Pact Air Defence & Tactical Aviation developments and combat employment strategy and tactics.

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