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Early Soviet Jet Fighters.

Yefim Gordon
«Early Soviet Jet Fighters.»

This charts the development and service history of the first-generation Soviet jet fighters designed by such renowned 'fighter makers' as Mikoyan, Yakovlev and Sukhoi, as well as design bureau no longer in existence — the Lavochkin and Alekseyev OKBs, during the 1940s and early 1950s. Each type is detailed and compared to other contemporary jet lighters. As ever the exten ve photo coverage includes much which is previously unseen.

2002, Midland Publishing, Red Star, volume 4.

Yefim Gordon and Dmitriy Khazanov.
«Yakovlev's piston-engined fighters»

This authoritative monograph describes this entire family from the simple but rugged and agile Yak-1 through the Yak-7 (born 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. Yak piston fighters also served outside Russia and several examples can be seen in flying condition in the west.

2002, Midland Publishing, Red Star, volume 5.

Yakovlev's piston-engined fighters

Yefim Gordon.
«YAKOVLEV Yak-25/26/27/28»
Yakovlev's Tactical Twinjets.

During the 1950s and 1960s the Soviet design bureau Yakovlev was responsible for a series of swept-wing twin-engined jet combat aircraft, known in the west under various names including Firebar, Flashlight, Mandrake, Mangrove, Brewer and Maestro. All the various models are covered in this Aerofax - as usual with a mass of new information, detail and illustrations from original Russian sources.

1995, Midland Publishing, Aerofax.

John Fricker and Piotr Butowski.
«Yakovlev's v/stol fighters»
Yak-36, Yak-38, Yak-41 and Yak-141
The full story of Russia's rivals to the Harrier

1995, Midland Publishing, Aerofax.

Bill Gunston and Yefim Gordon.
«Yakovlev Aircraft since 1924»

It is a unique collaboration between Вill Gunston and Moscow-based Yefim Gordon. Through unprecedented access to the archives of the Yakovlev Aircraft Corporation, the authors present the definitive work of reference complete with over 300 illustrations for the historian and aviation enthusiast alike.

1997, Putnam.

Alexsander YAKOVLEV.
«The aim of lifetime»


Moscow, Progress Publishers, 1972.

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