A History of the Design Bureau and Its Aircraft
Butowski, Piotr - Miller, Jay
Following the formal birth of their design bureau during 1939, the Mikoyan and Gurevich design team ascended with extraordinary rapidity into the ranks of the aerospace elite. This meteoric rise was not without justification, as their perseverence had resulted in the development of a number of truly exceptional fighters in an environment that would have defeated a less tenacious pair in short order. Beginning with the MiG-1 and MiG-3 piston engine fighters, their work consistently represented the state-of-the-art in the Soviel Union for some four decades and did not end with their respective deaths during 1970 and 1976. Talented engineers such as Rostislav Belyakov were quick to fill the voids left by their mentors, and as a result, the legacy of excellence continues.
OKB MiG is the culmination of many years' research by its respective author and co-author. It is a complete and thorough textual and photographic history of this most-admired of Soviel fighter design teams, and includes highly detailed and aulhorilative historical and technical data describing every known MiG aircraft and missile. Additionally, brief, but thorough biographical sketches are provided on a variety of MiG bureau personalities, and early chapters include significant insight into the Soviel system of hardware acquisition and development.
This is the first book in the English language lo provide such detailed insight into the once highly-secretive world of Soviel mililary aircraft production ....and particularly, into the elite of this world, the MiG design bureau. Perhaps most importantly, it is by far the most thorough and authoritative history of ilt kind ever published, anywhere.
Hardcover with dust jacket, large format
248 Seiten / pages
very good condition
Stillwater, NM, USA - 1991 - Speciality Press