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RUSSIAN STRATEGIC AVIATION TODAY
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RUSSIAN STRATEGIC AVIATION TODAY

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RUSSIAN STRATEGIC AVIATION TODAY
by Yefim Gordon and Dmitriy Komissarov

The Russian Air Force's strategic bomber component was inherited from the Soviet Air Force after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Russia began by recovering some of the heavy bomber assets left outside its borders, the Tu-95MS Bear-Hs based in Kazakhstan, eight Tu-160 Blackjacks, and three Tu-95MS Backfire-Cs of the bomber fleet taken over by the Ukraine. Flown by the Russian Air Force's 37th Air Army, these bombers were involved in, amongst others, the military operation to stop the Georgian aggression against South Ossetia in August 2008. President Putin's ride in a Tu-160 during a major exercise in which he performed a live missile launch is well documented, as is a visit to Venezuela by three Tu-160s which caused much dismay in the USA.

Hardcover, 8.5 x 11, 272 pages, 600 color photos and profiles

 

 

Russian Strategic Aviation Today includes a development and design history of the Blackjack, Bear, and Backfire, their armament, unit badges, and insignia of the Russian units operating them. Backed up by around 600 photographs, many previously unreleased, detailed line drawings, and color profiles including individual names and nose art, this book provides a wealth of information for the historian and modeler alike.







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J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing went into business in 1983 as Military Book Distributor, selling other companies’ books through the mail. Many of those books were in German, and so during the next few years a number of individuals commented on how it would be nice to see them in English. I investigated the costs and possibilities, and the first book was printed; 400 copies of a 40-page biography on Paul Hausser (how many of you own that one?). This was followed by European Volunteers, the first hard cover and first translation. And here we are now, almost 100 books later, and many more to go.

From the first day, the company’s objective was to provide translations of the very best German-language books covering the German ground forces in WW II and to publish them in a format that would last many years (hard cover, on acid-free paper, with laminated covers). It appears that we have been fairly successful.

Started as a one-man operation by John Fedorowicz, the company grew steadily until more help was needed. Over time, 3 partners came on board and we added Tiger Hobbies as a local outlet for modelers and book buyers. Eventually, as times and economic circumstances demanded, the company has returned to the original owner. However, Sharron, who came on board in 2002 as office manager, has stayed to keep me in line and on target. Ken helps with Tiger Hobbies. So here we are, John, Sharron and Ken - when you call you will get one of us.

Defying the hard economic situation, we plan to publish many more excellent books in the future and to serve your reading and modeling needs for many more years.