Monday, November 30, 2015 - 05:03 PM UTC
Fonthill Media have announced what looks set to be essential reading for modellers building Soviet Cold War fighters. Alexander Mladenov's study covers the topic from the earliest days through to the end of the USSR.
Soviet Cold War Fighters
The story of fighters that were developed and employed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War
· Exclusive first-hand accounts from pilots and aircrew provide a unique insight into flying and fighting in Soviet Cold War fighters
· Lavishly illustrated with period photography providing a pictorial history of Soviet Cold War jet fighters from the Yak-15 to the MiG- 31
· The full story of the fighter programme that saw the Soviet Air Force and Soviet Air Defence forces introduce four generations of frontline and specialised air defence fighters
· Details of operational employment from the Cold War air defenders protecting the Soviet Union for USAF and British strategic bombers to air combat in the Middle East and Africa
Beautifully illustrated with many rare and unpublished photographs, Soviet Cold War Fighters looks at the main development periods of Soviet fighter designs and covers all the important features and developments for each – a total of four generations of fighter were developed from the late 1940s to the early 1980s – that witnessed the most iconic and powerful fighters such as the legendary MiG- 15, MiG-21, Tu-128, Su-9, MiG-23, MiG-25 reach for the skies, followed by the modern day MiG-29, MiG-31 and Su-27, which strike fear in the West for their phenomenal weaponry and blistering performance. All aircraft are described in detail with facts and figures, including their weapons and instances of combat employment, as well as explaining how the Cold War drastically changed Soviet fighter design to counter the West. Researched and written by Alexander Mladenov, a leading aviation journalist, this is a highly detailed testament to leading Soviet fighter design and development.
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