Soviet-Era Airliners Historic Commercial Aircraft Series: Volume 1
When the Soviet Union fell in December 1991, there were close to 3,500 assorted Soviet-built airliners that could be deemed operational, the vast majority of which flew for Aeroflot. However, today they have almost all disappeared. This book follows the fortunes of the great Soviet airliners over the last three decades and looks at what happened to this immense fleet of Antonovs, Ilyushins, Tupolevs and Yaks. Illustrated with 220 photographs, most of which have never been published before, and supported by many anecdotes, facts and figures, this book conveys the nostalgia and wonder of this tumultuous time in aviation history.
Author: Christopher Buckley
Paperback, 128 pages
Product Code: KB0064