Soviet Fighters of the Second World War

Author(s): Jason Nicholas Moore 

ISBN: 9781781558256
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A comprehensive history of Soviet-built fighters of the Second World War, including both operational types and experimental aircraft.
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  • A history of Soviet-built fighter aircraft during the Second World War using the most up-to-date research

  • The first comprehensive reference work on Soviet fighters of the Second World War written by a native English speaker

  • Stunningly accurate and previously unpublished colour profiles

  • A must-have for military enthusiasts, historians, modellers and those interested in the complexities of aircraft design and production du ring the Second World War

  • The following is a YouTube video of Jason Nicholas Moore’s Lavochkin Fighters of the Second World War: VIEW VIDEO

The Red Air Force had just started to re-equip with modern monoplane fighters when the Germans opened Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. Hundreds of fighters were destroyed in the first few days, but many of these were obsolete biplanes.

Soviet Fighters of the Second World War details fighter development from the dark days of Barbarossa to eventual triumph over Berlin. Starting with outdated aircraft such as the Polikarpov biplane and monoplane fighters, the Soviets then settled on two main lines of development: the inline-engine LaGG-3 and its radial-engine derivatives, the La-5 and La-7, and the inline-engine Yakovlev fighters, which were produced in greater numbers than any other series of fighters in history.

Not only are these aircraft accurately described, but experimental fighters are also dealt with. In addition, colour profiles illustrate these aircraft in terms of design, camouflage and markings. From the I-15bis biplane of the late 1930s to the superb La-7 and Yak-3 fighters of the last year of the war, all Red Air Force fighters are covered in this comprehensive volume.

BOOK ISBN 9781781558256
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 416 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 192 black-and-white and 85 colour illustrations



Jason Nicholas Moore is an avid air historian and modeller and has spent forty years conducting historical research and constructing model aeroplanes. Moore is currently finishing a comprehensive guide on modelling the Il-2 Shturmovik and during the course of this project, he has amassed a vast quantity of reference material on the IL-2, including relics of this aeroplane.