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Indeed, during three years of war they claimed more than Austro-Hungarian and German aircraft shot down, creating 13 aces - these elite aviators accounted for around half of the victories claimed on the Eastern Front. Pilots flew a variety of fighter types, with French Nieuport scouts and SPAD VIIs proving to be the most popular, and effective, aeroplanes to see service on this front. The exploits of these aces are detailed here, with information based on material newly sourced by the author from Russian military and private archives.

Many previously unpublished photographs are used to illustrate this book, supported by full-colour profiles that reveal how striking some of the aces' fighters were in this often-forgotten theatre of World War 1. We will send you an SMS containing a verification code.

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George Mellinger is a specialist in Russian aviation history living in the United States. He is working on major studies of Soviet Air Force organisation and of Soviet aces. This is his third volume for Osprey. Jim Laurier is a native of New Hampshire. He graduated with honours from the Paiers School of Art, Connecticut, in and has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, completing assignments in a wide variety of fields.

No activado. Mostrando de 1 opiniones. Ha surgido un problema al filtrar las opiniones justo en este momento. Vuelva a intentarlo en otro momento. Formato: Tapa blanda Compra verificada. Entering service in , the basic Yak model was progressively improved and saw service till war's end. The exploits of the aces who flew Yak-1, -3, -7 and -9 fighters are well-covered in this book, 64 in the Osprey 'Aircraft of the Aces' series. The importance of Yakovlev fighters can be seen in the fact that, by war's end, over 32, Yak fighters were produced, more than any other aircraft except the IL-2 and the Bf !

Along with relating the exploits of those aces, the book also includes a chapter on 'Special Pilots' who flew Yaks including Spanish, French, Polish and female pilots. George Mellinger's volume is a typical quality Osprey production - concise text with many interesting details about dozens of Yak aces, almost black and white photographs and 10 pages of nicely done color profiles by Jim Laurier.

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In short, an entertaining, informative, well-illustrated introduction to Yak aces written by an acknowledged expert on the subject. Using the obsolete Is and MiG-3s in combat against the Germans, Russian pilots were happy to see a new and improved aircraft enter service. Many pilots fell in love with the plane after trying it out.

With superior speed, maneuverability, and firepower over the the older planes, the Yakovlev fighters were the new generation of air warfare. This book another book of George Mellinger, that speaks volumes itself! George has deliver another absolutely wonderful book on Russian aces. The book explains wonderfully about the Yak aces who fought from Russia to Berlin.

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The book boasts 84 pages of facts you will need to learn about these aces. Mellinger even has female aces in the book! I found the color plates well drawn as always. The information on the female aces was well done.


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I was surprised that Lityak, a female ace, was engaged to Salomatin, also an ace, during the war. A fantastic book!