Quarto: VG/no-DJ hardback: White spine with black text: Boards are strong and clean, bumping to upper corner that also impacts textblock, light shelfwear, binding slightly shaken: Textblock exterior is clean, pages free of markings, folds or tears: Text is in RUSSIAN and ENGLISH: 389 pp. Rockville.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket. Large 8vo 389 pp; no DJ, probably as issued. Contains both Russian and English text.; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books.
Fine. FINE LARGE OVERSIZED ILLUSTRATED HARD COVER. PAGES CLEAN, COVER CLEAN. CLEAN AND TIGHT BOOK. DUST JACKET IS NOT ISSUED. SHIPS FROM WA-USPS. EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE. 392 p. Includes: illustrations, diagrams. Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.2 x 0.9 inches; Shipping Weight: 5 pounds; TEXT IN ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN FINE LARGE OVERSIZED ILLUSTRATED HARD COVER. PAGES CLEAN, COVER CLEAN. CLEAN AND TIGHT BOOK. DUST JACKET IS NOT ISSUED. SHIPS FROM WA-USPS. EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE. Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.2 x 0.9 inches; Shipping Weight: 5 pounds. TEXT IN ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN. NON-FICTION; RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT; AVIATION HISTORY; RUSSIA
This mint, First Edition, HARDBACK, Mashinostroenie, Moscow, 1995, has glossy pictorial covers. The book size is 9.25" w x 12" h with numerous colour photographs and 392 pristine pages on heavy high quality paper. The aeroplanes produce a very strong sense of déjà vu ( to a layman ) as most look like their Western counterparts but five years later on the runway than in the West! ! ! ISBN 5217027371. "Widely known at that time was the Soviet jet fighter MiG-l7. In late 1949 … early 1950 the MiG-17 became the world's first series produced combat aircraft to repeatedly exceed the sonic speed in level flight. The multi-mission front-line fighter MiG-17 had been a successful development of its predecessor, the MiG-15. The new machine had a greater wing and tail unit sweep, its wing having a thinner profile. The MiG-17 had a 2, 700-kgf VK-I engine fitted with a centrifugal compressor. The maximum speed of the MiG-17 was 1, 114 km/h; its takeoff mass, 5, 200 kg; flight range, 1, 300 km; ceiling, 15, 600 m. The MiG-17 was represented by many versions. Before 1958 they were produced in large quantities and were in service with the air forces of the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact countries, as well as of a number of developing nations. They were believed, with good reason, to be among the world's best fighters. Then they were replaced by the MiG-19s, the new machines of the same renowned Mikoyan EDB. During the same years the Yakovlev EDB developed and launched into small-series production such fighters as the Yak-17 (a direct development of the Yak-15), Yak-23 and other aircraft. The year 1952 saw the debut of the Yak-25, a two-seat night-mission all-weather interceptor fighter fitted with two AM-5 engines. It was the first Soviet aircraft to be equipped with a powerful radar. The aircraft was armed with two 37-mm guns and had a maximum flight range of 3, 000 km. Its loitering time was approximately 2.5 h. The successful layout of the aircraft was used as a basis for development of an entire family of the Yak-28 supersonic combat aircraft capable of performing various missions. All-weather heavy interceptor fighters were also developed by the Mikoyan and Lavochkin EDBs. Among them were the 1-320 (the Mikoyan EDB), La200 and La-250B. However, they were never ordered into series production. A number of experimental fighters had been developed in the first post-war years by these and Sukhoi EDBs. The Sukhoi Su-7 was put into large-series production in 1957… ." ( pg. 48 )
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