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A new and detailed examination of how imported American aircraft, engines and aviation equipment were used in pre-revolutionary Russia, the Soviet Union, and today's Russia, influencing the development of aircraft industry, civil and military aviation over all these years. US aviation first ‘set foot' on Russian soil in 1908 and since then many different aircraft have been used. Between the two World Wars, Boeing and Martin attempted to sell their aircraft to the Soviet Union with many different variants flying. During the Second World War, Soviet airmen flew and fought in US aircraft supplied under the Lend-Lease agreement and these planes proved to be very popular with Soviet aircrew. After the Cold War, co-operation was established between US and Russian aircraft manufacturers and research establishments (such as the effort by Sukhoi and Gulfstream to create supersonic business jets); deliveries of US aero engines for certain Russian aircraft have also taken place. This unique book is illustrated with over 600 photographs, many of which have never been published, line drawings and colour profiles and will be of real interest to aviation enthusiasts everywhere.
- The Period up to 1920: Russia’s Acquaintance with American Aviation Pioneers
- The ‘Twenties and ‘Thirties: An Influx of American Technology
- The War Years (1941-1945): Lend-Lease
- Aircraft in a Cold War Climate: 1945-1991
- The Period After 1991: Airliners and Business Jets
- The Period After 1991: Piston-Engined and Turboprop VIP, General Aviation and Sports Aircraft, Helicopters and Autogyros.