Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | May 12, 2015

    Aleksandar Hemon: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Aleksandar Hemon



    Describe your latest book. The Making of Zombie Wars is a roller-coaster ride of violence and sex. The main character, Joshua Levin, is a modestly... Continue »
    1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Making of Zombie Wars

      Aleksandar Hemon 9780374203412

    spacer

Red Star #05: Yakovlev's Piston-Engined Fighters

Red Star #05: Yakovlev's Piston-Engined Fighters Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This volume deals with the entire family of Yakovlev piston-engined fighters from the simple but rugged Yak-1 through the Yak-7, conceived as a trainer but eventually developed into a fighter, and the prolific and versatile Yak-9, to the most capable of the line, the Yak-3 with which even the aces of the Luftwaffe were reluctant to tangle. In comparison with other contemporary aircraft such as the sophisticated all-metal Mustangs with their excellent aerodynamics and monobloc wings and multi-role Messerschmitts and Focke-Wulfs, the Yaks were less resistant to combat damage. However, they proved very amenable for the type of war that came to be waged on the Soviet front where the main efforts of aviation were devoted to the support of ground troops and aerial combat usually took place at low and medium altitudes. Series production of the Yakovlev fighters was undertaken by six factories in the Soviet Union. In all, a total of 35,737 machines covering all the different marques were built. In addition to the thousands of aircraft which served with the Soviet forces, some Yak piston fighters also served outside Russia Red Star Volume 5.

Synopsis:

The Red Star series concentrates on Russian subjects with similar in-depth text, drawings and photographs, with emphasis on color drawings. All are compiled by Russian experts and present an immense amount of fresh material from previously inaccessible archives and sources, proving invaluable for enthusiasts, historians, and modelers. These volumes are packed with authoritative text, photographs, and drawings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781857801408
Translator:
Komissarov, Sergey
Author:
Komissarov, Sergey
Author:
Gordon, Yefim
Author:
Khazanov, Dmitry
Publisher:
Voyageur Press (MN)
Location:
Hinckley
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Aviation - General
Subject:
Fighter planes
Subject:
History
Subject:
Yak.
Subject:
Yakovlev aircraft
Subject:
Military-Aviation History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Red Star
Series Volume:
05
Publication Date:
20100129
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
143
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 x 0.25 in 1.25 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Modern Military Aviation
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Aviation
Transportation » Aviation » General

Red Star #05: Yakovlev's Piston-Engined Fighters
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 143 pages Voyageur Press (MN) - English 9781857801408 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Red Star series concentrates on Russian subjects with similar in-depth text, drawings and photographs, with emphasis on color drawings. All are compiled by Russian experts and present an immense amount of fresh material from previously inaccessible archives and sources, proving invaluable for enthusiasts, historians, and modelers. These volumes are packed with authoritative text, photographs, and drawings.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.