Introduction /Chronology /Design & Development /Technical Specifications /Strategic Situation /Combatants /Combat /Statistics and Analysis /Aftermath /Further Reading /Index
A volume focusing on the duel between the two most common inline-engined fighters on the Eastern Front saw the legendary Bf 109 challenged for its mastery of the skies by the ever-improving Yak-1/7.
Dmitry Khazanov is a widely respected Russian researcher of Soviet aviation in World War 2. He is also the author of more than 20 books and numerous articles about Soviet military aviation during this period, his working appearing in Russia, the UK, Germany, Finland, France and Japan. Aleksander Medved, who is a colonel in the Air Force reserve, is the author of 16 books and many articles detailing Soviet and foreign aircraft in World War 2. Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international standing as well as an aviation history enthusiast. Gareth completed the battlescene artwork and cover artwork. Andrey Yurgenson is one of Russia's premier aviation artists, specialising in drawings and colour illustrations of Soviet aircraft. He has illustrated numerous articles on the history of Russian aviation in Russian and foreign aviation magazines since the early 1990s, working with Avions, Batailles Aeriennes, Klassiker Fluhthart, Le Fana d'Aviation, and Aeroplane. Yurgenson's artwork had also been published in more than 20 books.