References and Credits
 'Ground Attack' by Christopher Chant. 'The Mechanics of War' series.
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 grow from a mechanic in the aircraft workshop of 1925 to the head of
Soviet Aviation Industry.
 "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 colored posters.
 "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 1945 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 cutaway diagrams.
 "The Guinness book of aircraft" by David Mondey and Michael J.H.Taylor;
Large number of interesting facts from aviation history. Records, First-in-the-World aircraft.
 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.
 "Russian aircraft since 1940" by Jean Alexander
Shavrov-style collection of Soviet aircraft since 1940, with many technical
details and b/w photos, as well as with excusable imperfections in military and experimental aircraft description.
 "Illustrated Encyclopedia of the TANTK G.M.Beriev aircraft" by Panatov G.S. and Udalov K.G.
Vol.1 ISBN 5-86309-000-4, Aviko Press, 1998
Includes detailed creation history and description of 16 different aircraft (and numerous modification) designed in
period 1930 to 1945, including official documents. Large number of photographs, 3-drawings, color schemes.
 "Sowieckie lotnictwo MORSKIE 1941-1945" by Robert Bock
Vol.9 of Kampanie Lotnicze Series
ISBN 83-8620844-9, AJ-Press
Naval aviation of USSR in the Great Patriotic War, in Polish. Great number of combat facts, rare photos, some statistics.
Squadron/Signal Publications, Inc;
 'Il-2 Stormovik in action' by Hans-Herri Stapfer. Aircraft Number 155;
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 the I-16;
 '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 78;
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;
 'Special Class' by A.Shishkov; December 1991
 'Il-2 - our proud or tragic error?' by V.Bakurskij;
 'Silent tradegy of the EPOS', an article about unique
concept of aero-cosmic aircraft, designed by G.E.Lozino-Lozinskij team; December 1990
 Illustrations to series 'Aviation in WWII', March 1989'
 'Mount horses, guys!', a series article about aircraft engine construction in the USSR,
 'Speedy passenger aircraft KhAI-1' by V.Savin,
January 1988, pp.22-25;
 'Exotics of the Light Wing' by Alexandre Koudinov;
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 Surfers in KOI-8 Russian encodings;
 Military Parade Magazine - there are some
issues on-line now for free;
'Samoliot' N04-5 1997, ISBN-0869-59-46
'Samoliot' N02 1935
'Samoliot' N01 1936
'Samoliot' N09 1936
'Samoliot' N06 1937
 M-Hobby 3/1997
'Mir Aviatsii' (Aviation World) magazine
'Mir Aviatsii' 2/1993
'Aviatsia i vremia' (Aviation and Time) magazine
'Aviatsia i vremia' 6/1997