Tupolev Tu-128 Fiddler

Alan Dawes, Sergey Burdin

 
Date Published :
December 2014
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781554043
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$55.00

Overview
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The first comprehensive account in English of the development and operation of Russia's least known postwar jet fighter. Only ever operated over the former Soviet Union's vast northern territory by an elite group of Soviet Air Force aircrew, it was little known even to most Russian military personnel and the majority of Soviet citizens. Although never flown ‘in anger', the Tu-128 played a hugely important part in protecting the nation's Arctic approaches against foreign incursions for almost a quarter of a century. The reader will discover the rationale behind its selection as the principal Soviet air defense fighter of the day in a critical period of the Cold War. This includes selection and training of aircrew, operation of quick reaction alerts, manual and automated ground controlled intercepts and cooperation with the Soviet Union's first AWACS, its stable-mate the Tu-126 Moss. With numerous previously unpublished photographs, diagrams and expert text, the Tu-128 Fiddler will prove indispensable to enthusiasts and historians alike.

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