MiG-29: 1 (Polish Wings)
Control in the Sky
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Autor: Adam Golabek, Marek Radomski (Illustrated by)
Data publikacji: 2010-08
Wymiary: 20.8 x 0.5 x 29.2 cm
Liczba stron: 98
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This latest book in the Polish Wings series tells the story of the Russian MiG-29 jet aircraft in the Polish Air Force during the cold war and beyond. The MiG-29 was a fourth generation fighter jet aircraft designed in the Soviet Union for an air superiority role in the late 1980s. This book documents in detail the acquisition and operations of these Russian aircraft in Poland right up to the present day (Poland is the biggest NATO user of this aircraft), and is illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs. Specially commissioned artwork depicts the colour schemes and markings of the aircraft deployed.
The Polish Air Force (PAF) was part of the military behind the iron curtain. They bought combat aircraft from Russia primarily. When the earlier MiG-21 and MiG-23 aircraft were becoming elderly, the PAF bought MiG-29s to replace them. This book describes just about everything you could think of to ask about the '29's. It gives the names of the pilots sent for training on how to fly them. It shows the planes (code numbers 105, 114, 115) loaned to Israel for flight testing and subsequently returned to Polish service. In essence this is the complete story of the MiG-29 in Polish service