'Ground Attack' by Christopher Chant. 'The Mechanics of War'
Almark Publishing Co Ltd London, 1976
ISBN 0 85524 250 7
Popular history of ground attack aviation during WWII. Covers German,
Soviet and Western Allies experience. Illustrated with documentary photos,
color aircraft drawings and tactical schemes.
 'Igor Sikorsky - The Russian Years' by K.N.Finne.
Editors : Carl J. Bobrow, Von Hardesty;
Translated and adapted by Von Hardesty;
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
ISBN 0 87474 274 9
Book includes (brief) biography of Igor Sikorsky (Russian period),
review of his early aviation achievements (see S and B.I.S series). A lot
of materials is dedicated to creation of the world first multi-engine aircraft
in the world - the 'Bolshoj Baltijsky'/'Russkij vityaz'/'Grand' and its
successor - Ilya Mouromets, the world first heavy long-range bomber/reconnaissater.
As a flight surgeon with the Squadron of Flying Ships in the Imperial Air
Force, K.N.Finne eye-witnessed the dramatic history of grow of Russian
Airforce, as well as its dramatic crash during the Revolutionary Year 1917.
 'Notes of an aircraft designer' by Alexandre Yakovlev - famous
Soviet fighter designer.
Foreign languages publishing house. No publishing year on the book!!!!
Despite many strange features (deserve to be collected on a separate
Page - yet to come) and some very clear biases - interesting story of Yakovlev's
grow from a mechanic in the aircraft workshop of 1925 to the head of Soviet
 "Combat Aircraft Of World War II" by Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi
Poster Book. Covers most of mass produced combat aircraft of the WWII.
Well detailed historical and technical information, photographs and 3-view
 "Who was who in the Great Patriotic War", editor O.A.Rzheshevsky;
In Russian. Brief reference includes about 1400 biographies (pretty
short 60-100 words/person) of people who played substantial role in the
Victory. Also included day-by-day chronology of the Great Patriotic War
June 22,1941 - September 2, 1945. ~500 photographs.
 "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", V.B.Shavrov;
In Russian. Excellent source of information, covering ~800 mass built
and experimental aircraft. Some circumstances are omitted (such as fact
that some 'landmark' aircraft were built by imprisoned teams).
 "Russia's To Guns" by Aerospace Publishing;
Over 40 aircraft, details of specifications, performance and weaponry,
3-view drawings. Some aircraft have extended text sections and detailed
 "The Guinness book of aircraft" by David Mondey and Michael
Large number of interesting facts from aviation history. Records, First-in-the-World
 Aviation engine Ash-82V, technical description.OBORONGIZ,
1963, 178 pp.
 "OKB MiG a history of the design bureau and its aircraft" by
Piotr Butowski and Jay Miller
Well illustrated book, many little known facts.
Squadron/Signal Publications, Inc;
 'Il-2 Stormovik in action' by Hans-Herri Stapfer. Aircraft
ISBN 0 89747 341 8
Detailed history of the Il-2 from the very beginning (TsKB-55)
to latest models of this unique aircraft (Il-10);
 'Polikarpov Fighters in action, Part 1 and Part 2' by Hans-Herri
Stapfer. Aircraft Number 157,162;
ISBN 0 89747 343 4
ISBN 0 89747 355 8
Covers N.N.Polikarpov's fighters from VIT-11 to latest versions of
 'LaGG fighters in action' Don Greer & Ernesto Cumpain.
Aircraft Number 163;
ISBN 0 89747 364 7
History of the early Lavochkins from I-22 to LaGG-3, covers most of
the mass built modifications;
 'Yak fighter in action' by Hans-Heiri Stapfer. Aircraft Number
ISBN 0 89747 187 3
History of the early Yakovlevs from I-26 pre-war prototype to jet-powered
Publications in the 'Krylia Rodiny' magazine, ISSN-0130-2701
 'ANT-1 the sport airplane.' by M.Saukke and K.Udalov; January
 'Special Class' by A.Shishkov; December 1991
 'Il-2 - our proud or tragic error?' by V.Bakurskij; January
 'Silent tradegy of the EPOS', an article about unique concept
of aerocosmic aircraft, designed by G.E.Lozino-Lozinskij team; December
 Illustrations to series 'Aviation in WWII', March 1989'
 'Mount horses, guys!', a series article about aircraft engine
construction in the USSR, August-December 1991
 'Speedy passenger aircraft KhAI-1' by V.Savin, January 1988,
 'Exotics of the Light Wing' by Alexandre Koudinov; January
Publications in the 'Modelist-Konstructor' magazine, ISSN-0131-2243
 'Introduction into combat helicopters' by V.Kondratijev.
 'Airplane-Giant K-7' by V.Savin (Kharkov); December 1989;
Winged Career Serviceman by V.Savin (Kharkov); March 1989;
On-line Publications (some in Russian)
 Vestnik Vozdushnogo Flota (Air Fleet Herald) Magazine available
for WWW Serfers in KOI-8 Russian encodings;
 Military Parade Magazine - there are some issues on-line now for