US Aircraft in the Soviet Union and Russia

This unique book is illustrated with more than 600 vibrant photographs, many of which have never been published, and several enviable line drawings and color profiles that will be of great interest to aviation enthusiasts everywhere.

Author: Yefim Gordon

Publisher: Ian Allen Pub

ISBN: 9781857803082

Category: History

Page: 336

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This authoritative, new study reveals how imported American aircraft, engines, and aviation equipment were used in pre-revolutionary Russia, the Soviet Union, and today's Russia, influencing the development of aircraft industry, civil, and military aviation over the years. This unique book is illustrated with more than 600 vibrant photographs, many of which have never been published, and several enviable line drawings and color profiles that will be of great interest to aviation enthusiasts everywhere.

Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in the Americas

Written by the acknowledged experts in the field and illustrated throughout with photographs and color artwork, this is the definitive record of Soviet and Russian military aircraft and their combat operations in this region.

Author: Yefim Gordon

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781902109541

Category:

Page: 272

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The first recipient of Soviet military hardware in the Americas was Cuba in 1959. Since then the Cuban Air Force has operated the MiG-15 to the MiG-29, An-26 and Il-76MD transports and more. Cuban combat aircraft have seen action against the ships and aircraft used by the CIA in its subversive activities against Cuba. Other Latin American nations have also ordered Russian military aircraft - based on common sense and economic expediency rather than political affiliations. These include Mexico; Brazil; neighboring Colombia; the Argentina Air Force and Bolivia which is among the latest customers for the Mi-17, with plans to use for drug-busting operations. Another major customer for Soviet aircraft was Peru, which ordered An-26 and An-32 transports, MiG-29 fighters, Su-20/Su-22 fighter-bombers and Su-25 attack aircraft. Peruvian Su-22s have been involved in the border conflict with neighboring Ecuador and Soviet aircraft (notably Mi-17 and Mi-24 helicopters) have been actively used by the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua against the US-backed Contras insurgents during the civil war. More recently, Venezuela, another country noted for its anti-US stance, purchased a large batch of Su-30MKV multi-role fighters, as well as Mi-17 and Mi-26 helicopters. Written by the acknowledged experts in the field and illustrated throughout with photographs and color artwork, this is the definitive record of Soviet and Russian military aircraft and their combat operations in this region.

Russian Soviet Aircraft Carrier Carrier Aviation Design Evolution Volume 1

This two volume series sets out to detail the stable of Russian/Soviet designed and built significant aircraft carrying vessels and their integral shipborne aviation assets.

Author: Hugh Harkins

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781537534848

Category:

Page: 140

View: 999

Russian/Soviet Aircraft Carrier & Carrier Aviation Design & Evolution Volume 1 In 2016, there were five Russian/Soviet designed and built aircraft carriers in existence, three of which were in operational service; the Project 1143.5 Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union, Kuznetsov in Russian Federation naval service, the INS Vikramaditya (formerly the Project 1143.4 Heavy Aircraft Carrying Cruiser Baku/Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union, Gorshkov) in Indian naval service and the incomplete former Soviet Project 1143.6 Varyag in service with the Peoples Liberation Army Navy of China as the Liaoning. The other two carriers, the Project 1143 Kiev and Minsk Heavy Aircraft Carrying Cruisers had been decommissioned and formed museum exhibits in China. This two volume series sets out to detail the stable of Russian/Soviet designed and built significant aircraft carrying vessels and their integral shipborne aviation assets. While Volume 2 will focus on the stable of conventional take-off carriers in service and projected future vessels, this first volume, Volume 1, focusses predominantly on the operational design genesis of the major aircraft carrying vessels of the Soviet era, the Project 1123 Moskva Class Anti-Submarine Warfare helicopter carrying Cruisers and the Project 1143-1143.4 Kiev and Improved Kiev Class Heavy Aircraft Carrying Cruisers. Space is allocated to early aviation carrying projects commencing with the Seaplane Carriers of World War 1 to aircraft carrier concepts of the 1930's and 1940's and the German Graf Zeppelin aircraft carrier that fell into Soviet hands at the end of World War II in Europe. An overview of other helicopter carrying vessels of the Soviet and Russian Federation eras is provided, including the Project 1174 Ivan Rogov Class Amphibious Assault Ships and the unbuilt Project 11780 helicopter carrying Assault Ship design of the early 1980's. The development of the Moskva Class, and subsequently the Kiev Class, was intrinsically linked with the development of ballistic and cruise missile submarines. These ships were in effect the first and second generation of Soviet aircraft varying vessels that, with the introduction of the fourth of the Kiev Class, extended into the third generation. The various elements of the ships, such as major defensive and offensive weapon systems are covered in detail as is the operational doctrine that led to such ships coming into being. A separate chapter deals with the various aviation assets that would make up the air groups of the Moskva and Kiev Class's - helicopter and vertical/short take-off and landing fixed wing. All technical information regarding the warships, systems and weapons has been provided by the respective design houses, developers and builder/manufacturers, as has much of photograph and graphic material used throughout the volume, which is also supported by photograph and graphic material from third party sources such as the Defence and intelligence service Departments of various NATO nations.

The Threat

Updated through October, 1983, and including coverage of the Korean Airlines disaster, this edition provides a lucid analysis based on extensive research, of the structure and planning strategy of the Soviet military

Author: Andrew Cockburn

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Russia

Page: 533

View: 315

Updated through October, 1983, and including coverage of the Korean Airlines disaster, this edition provides a lucid analysis based on extensive research, of the structure and planning strategy of the Soviet military

The Bear s Den

The United States (US) military's ability to operate with relative impunity has started to change.

Author: U. S. Military

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781795286039

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 118

The United States (US) military's ability to operate with relative impunity has started to change. Adversaries took note of the US's success in Operation Desert Storm, and developed techniques to prevent or disrupt US access to operating domains. While China's Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) buildup has drawn much of the country's attention, another state, Russia, is more quietly developing its capabilities. Russia's territorial seizures and money from natural resources have helped the Russian military develop formidable capabilities. Anti-access is nothing new to Russia, however. Through an exploration of the requirements of A2/AD strategy and a look at the history of the Soviet Union's military strategy, similarities to modern Russian plans, especially in the maritime domain, are evident.The Joint Operational Access Concept defines anti-access as "those actions and capabilities, usually long-range, designed to prevent an opposing force from entering an operational area," and defines area-denial as "those actions and capabilities, usually of shorter range, designed not to keep an opposing force out, but to limit its freedom of action within the operational area." Sam Tangredi asserts five fundamental elements common to the construction of A2/AD strategies: the perception of strategic superiority of the attacking force, the primacy of geography as the element that most influences time and facilitates attrition of the enemy, the primacy of the maritime domain, the criticality of information and intelligence, and the deterministic impact of external events. All are evident in the strategy of the former Soviet Union and modern Russia.The former Soviet Union operated with a doctrine aimed to deny access to their waters to US forces, and contest operations should US forces enter their territory. Modern Russia is developing A2/AD "bubbles" in four areas: the Baltic, the Black Sea, Syria, and the Arctic. Long-range missile systems threaten both ships and aircraft. The buildup of bases and weapons in the Arctic is allowing Russia to secure large pieces of the Arctic while the West can only watch. Russia is asserting itself over its former sphere of influence, while Russian ships, aircraft, and submarines practice the same missions they trained for under the Soviet Union-the destruction of US forces at sea and the denial of regional basing.

Soviet Spyplanes of the Cold War

Yefim Gordon presents us here with a range of such types, presenting a collection of photographs, profiles and line drawings together with supplementary text detailing the history of each craft, encompassing the various developmental ...

Author: Yefim Gordon

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1781592853

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 697

Spy in the Sky' matters have long been a source of interest and fascination for aircraft enthusiasts, historians and modellers and none more so than the elusive and secretive Soviet types of the Cold War era. Yefim Gordon presents us here with a range of such types, presenting a collection of photographs, profiles and line drawings together with supplementary text detailing the history of each craft, encompassing the various developmental milestones, successes and pitfalls experienced along the way.??The Soviet Union's two dedicated spyplane types, the Yakovlev Yak-25RV 'Mandrake' (the Soviet equivalent of the Lockheed U-2) and the MiG-25R 'Foxbat' are profiled, supplemented by details garnered from a host of original sources.??Well-illustrated histories and structural analyses are set alongside detailed descriptions of the various plastic scale model kits that have been released, along with commentary concerning their accuracy and available modifications and decals.??With an unparalleled level of visual information - paint schemes, models, line drawings and photographs - it is simply the best reference for any model-maker setting out to build a variant of this iconic craft.

Labour Research

Wreckage of spy plane and equipment on show in Moscow . AND SUMMIT
COLLAPSE 12 U.S. - note to Russia saying there has been “ no aggressive intent
” behind flights over Soviet Union . 13 Russian protests to Turkey , Pakistan and ...

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Category: Working class

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A History of Russia the Soviet Union and Beyond

U.S. aircraft detected the Soviet installations , however , and President Kennedy
ordered a sea blockade of Cuba ( October 22 ) . Khrushchev had the choice of
withdrawing the missiles or fighting a United States far superior in long - range ...

Author: David MacKenzie

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Kievan Rus

Page: 733

View: 856

In this revision of their best-selling text, MacKenzie and Curran present a clear and objective account of the history of Russians and other eastern Slavs from its beginnings in ancient Rus to the demise of the Soviet Union and, most recently, the Putin presidency. Acclaimed in the field for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and accuracy, the text balances social/cultural history with political history. The authors' approach weaves the external geographic determinism of the Eurasian school and the organic, inner-oriented approach of Russian historians.

The Military History of the Soviet Union

The two volumes will cover Russia's land forces extensively, but will also cover the development of the Russian Navy, and the creation and development of the Russian Air Force, parts of the Russian military machine which are frequently ...

Author: F. Kagan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137120290

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 454

The Military History of the Soviet Union and The Military History of Tsarist Russia treat Russian military history from the rise of the Muscovite state to the present, even peeking briefly into the future. The two volumes will cover Russia's land forces extensively, but will also cover the development of the Russian Navy, and the creation and development of the Russian Air Force, parts of the Russian military machine which are frequently neglected in general writings. The historical analysis will address the development and function of the Russian military whether in peace or in war, as well as the impact of war and changes in the military upon Russian society and politics.

Soviet Russia Today

Review and Comment The Air Incident APRIL 11 , Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyshinsky delivered a vigorous note to U.S. ... a United States note denying the
Soviet charges and making counter charges was handed to the Soviet Union .

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Category: Soviet Union

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Lend Lease and Soviet Aviation in the Second World War

The author of this book for the first time has assembled a huge volume of information related to the delivery of aviation equipment from the UK and USA.

Author: Vladimir Kotelnikov

Publisher: Helion

ISBN: 9781914059599

Category:

Page: 576

View: 987

Seventy years have passed since the Second World War yet the books and articles still keep coming in a never-ending stream discussing the question of what role the deliveries of arms and materials by Soviet allies played in the victory of the Red Army. In Russia, the American Bell P-39 Airacobra fighter along with the Studebaker US6 truck and canned stewed meat became the symbols of Allied help to the USSR during the Second World War. Other aircraft which arrived to the country under the Lend-Lease program are less known but also made a valuable contribution to the victory. The author of this book for the first time has assembled a huge volume of information related to the delivery of aviation equipment from the UK and USA. Based on documents from Russian and foreign archives, museums, and veterans' recollections, the author has made a qualitative and quantitative appraisal of the influence of these deliveries upon the Soviet war effort and airpower during the conflict. The book details the routes of the aircraft deliveries to Russia, the modifications which were done in order to suit the demands of the Russian climate and specifics of their front-line use, as well as the process of the new aircraft being mastered by the units of the Red Army Air Force. The first foreign aircraft arrived in the Soviet Union with No. 151 Wing RAF in 1941, and their use expanded rapidly - they took part in the counteroffensive near Moscow, the battles for Stalingrad and the Kursk salient, and operations of the war up to the battle for Berlin and the capitulation of Japanese forces in the North China. The author includes the results of the combat assessments of the aircraft, which were done at the Scientific Testing Institute of the Air Force, as well as reports from front-line regiments, and multiple combat episodes, detailing the views of the Soviet designers and pilots on the British and American aircraft. A separate chapter provides information about the aircraft which were not officially delivered but appeared in the Soviet Union accidentally. For the first time an attempt has been made to assess the influence of the deliveries of material and equipment upon the Soviet aviation industry and war effort. The author's impressive text is supported by nearly 700 color and b/w photographs, 100 color aircraft profiles, plus maps, charts etc.

Aviation Week Space Technology

U. S. and Soviet Union last week by charter flights by American carriers . Kiev , a
central Russian military logistics markedly accelerated their air and sea lift NATO
restrictions and Yugoslavia's center , were taking two routes - one via of fighter ...

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Category: Aeronautics

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Includes a mid-December issue called Buyer guide edition.

Daily Report

Copying and dissemination RUSSIA INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS This report may
contain copyrighted material . ... In the pre - Korean period of the Cold War , 10
U.S. Air Force planes were shot down over Soviet territory , and we lost 14 over ...
The Americans conjecture that their servicemen who were taken prisoner during
the years of the Vietnam War were also secretly conveyed to the Soviet Union .

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Category: Eurasia

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U S Air Services

Russian Technical Leaders Are Perched on a Shaky Engineering Base Leon
Trilling of M. I. T. Finds Soviets Have Elite Corps of Aeronautical Scientists
Second to None But Study by Dr. Dr. ... After emigrating to the United States
Soviet Union .

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Category: Aeronautics

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U S News World Report

The U.S. insists its 16 RC - 135s never cross into Soviet airspace , asserting that
the aircraft near the Kamchatka Peninsula that night was ... Air Force
intercepBoth the Soviet Union and the ... miles of the ill off the coast , and the U.S.
has never fated South Korean jetliner the fired on a Russian craft . night of
September 1.

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Category: United States

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Soviet Union

The Mining Journal " , Britain " The Russians are making great strides in the right
direction . ... of the United States ) " Engineering " , Britain AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY
" The Soviet Union has now more helicopters in civil and military service than ...

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Category: Soviet Union

Page:

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Cuba the U S Russia 1960 63

High school senior Nick feels his universe breaking up around him as his relationship with his two lifelong friends Kevin and Frieda threatens to change.

Author: Facts on File, Inc

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Cuba

Page: 138

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High school senior Nick feels his universe breaking up around him as his relationship with his two lifelong friends Kevin and Frieda threatens to change.