264 pages, Glossy paper, Large format ( 298 mm x 228 mm )
The book is dedicated to the pioneers of Russian aviation and Aeronautics in the period from the late XIX century to 1917. The book contains many rare photographs highlighting Russia's first air balloons and airplanes, aviation events, aircraft producing activities, the creation of the Naval Aviation as a part of the Imperial Russian Air Service in the First World War, as well as combat activity of unique unit of the 'Squadron Air Ships' Ilya Muromets heavy 4-engine bombers, which became the prototype of the future strategic aviation. The album contains 409 photographs. The author has devoted many years collecting photographic material on the history of Imperial Russian Air Fleet, but the collection was never published in the form of a separate publication.

Table of Conents:
From the author
The first attempts at "flying" in the Russian Empire
Chapter 1 Balloons and Dirigibles
Chapter 2 Aviation Holidays in Russia
Chapter 3 Aviation Schools
Chapter 4 Aviation Industry of the Russian Empire
Chapter 5 'Seagulls' of the Russian Navy (Naval Aviation)
Chapter 6 Squadron of the Air Ships (Sikorsky Ilya Muromets Heavy Bombers in the First World Strategic Bombing Unit)
Chapter 7 Aces of the Russian Sky (Russian Pilots if the First World War)
Index of Aircraft
Index of Balloons and Airships
List of abbreviations
Index of Names

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OTH-646 Imperial Russian Air Fleet in Photographs of the early 20th century Album

  • $110.00


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