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deskpilot
02-28-2009, 08:50 AM
One of the great things about IL2 for me is it's stimulated alot of interest in different aircraft- related subjects. Having really enjoyed flying Russian planes in the sim, I was wondering if any of you had come across any books about flying in the Russian front in ww2, from a russian perspective in particular. there's nothing quite like hearing what it was really like from the guys that actually flew. I've enjoyed lots of videos on you tube but haven't found many from the Russian perspective.

deskpilot
02-28-2009, 08:50 AM
One of the great things about IL2 for me is it's stimulated alot of interest in different aircraft- related subjects. Having really enjoyed flying Russian planes in the sim, I was wondering if any of you had come across any books about flying in the Russian front in ww2, from a russian perspective in particular. there's nothing quite like hearing what it was really like from the guys that actually flew. I've enjoyed lots of videos on you tube but haven't found many from the Russian perspective.

Low_Flyer_MkIX
03-01-2009, 01:12 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H40GG90TL._SS500_.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/Stalins-...8-1953/dp/1902304012 (http://www.amazon.com/Stalins-Falcons-Tribute-Notable-1918-1953/dp/1902304012)
Hundreds of (sometimes very brief) biographies, arranged in alphabetical sections with illustrations.

Customer review:-
"This is the 380 page hard-cover book by Tomas Polak is an excellent reference book covering all the noteable pilots/aces of the soviet airforce from 1918-1953. A 20 page overview of the history and organisation of the red air force is followed by 40 pages that gives a brief (one paragraph) history of each/all the Soviet fighter regiments that existed, their known campaign history and any noteable pilots that served with them. Last is 300-odd pages of all the air aces listed alphabetically with a paragraph or two detailing as much as is known about their fighting history, number of missions, victories etc. "


Osprey Soviet Aces of WWII - you know what to expect with an Osprey book.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obi...329/roysrussianresou (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1855326329/roysrussianresou)


http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/index.html
Have a good look around this site - some nice stuff in there.
Including a link to:-

Soviet Women Pilots of the Great Patriotic War
http://mysite.pratt.edu/~rsilva/sovwomen.htm (http://mysite.pratt.edu/%7Ersilva/sovwomen.htm)
Brief bio's, pics.



Great site for interviews with Soviet veterans.
http://www.iremember.ru/compon...ge/Itemid,1/lang,en/ (http://www.iremember.ru/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/lang,en/)
Much of this site is in Russian - the English translations don't appear to be done/working/ready (particularly the pilots section). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

deskpilot
03-01-2009, 05:55 AM
thanks, low flyer, I'll check those sites out. totally agree with you regarding the whirlwind, by the way! I'd love to fly that!

b2spirita
03-01-2009, 06:05 AM
Its in development at AAA!! Supposed to be a big update this week.