Red Star books?

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  1. Lucky13

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    What are Midland Publishing's Red Star books like, any good?
     
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    I'm using Red Star Volume 6: Yakovlev's Piston-Engined Fighters as a reference to help answer your question.

    1. The books are nicely paperbound, the pages are heavy of good quality.
    2. Photos throughout, each page containing 1 - 3 photos each.
    3. Every single type and sub-type of the Yak fighters development history is covered.
    4. Limited combat use - front line information but there is information provided to highlight why the aircraft development evolution.
    5. A chapter on foreign use is provided.
    6. Color profiles for each aircraft type - sub-type is also provided.

    If you are looking for a photo history - these are wonderful, many pictures are rarely seen.
    If you want detail development history - these are some of the best in English
    If you want Front Line use - combat history than you may be somewhat disappointed as front line use is not the focus of the book.

    I strongly recommend the series as they provide information that unfortunately is lacking in English. They make a great lead in to understand the background for the aircraft.

    The above information as far as the books focus is consistant for the Soviet WW2 aircraft. (the ones I have).

    hope this helps
     
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    I love them Jan. But buy them cheap.
     
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