"Air War Over Khalkin Gol - The Nomonhan Incident" by Vladimir R. Kotelnikov

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    "Air War Over Khalkin Gol - The Nomonhan Incident"
    by Vladimir R. Kotelnikov
    SAM Publications - October 2010
    ISBN: 978-1-906959-23-4

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    From May 11th to September 1939, the Soviet Union Mongolia fought a border war with Japan Manchukuo at Khalkin Gol. The results of this war would shape the War in the Pacific during WW2. This book primarily concentrates on the Air aspect, but does go briefly into the land battles to help explain decisions on the use of air assets on both sides.

    The book totals 112 pages divided into 5 Chapters, 2 appendices, 143 photos, color profiles, maps and statistics.

    The chapters are as follows:

    1 - A Troublesome Border
    2 - The Second Phase
    3 - A Period of Relative Inactivity
    4 - The Soviet Offensive
    5 - Cessation of Hostilities

    This is followed by 53 color profiles on 18 pages of the aircraft used, then brief discussions on the 14 different aircraft used (DC-3 Fiat Br.20 included), then a single page of several charts explaining strengths and losses on both sides.

    The book was a fairly easy read and filled with pictures from both sides. The one factor I really liked was the author was neutral on his approach and pointed out exaggerated claims on both sides. A good read that I highly recommend.
     
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    It is good he was neutral.
    Thanks for sharing, vB!
     
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