The Soviet Air Force by Asher Lee

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Published by John Day Company in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Soviet Union.

Subjects:

  • Aeronautics, Military -- Soviet Union,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Russian

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 281.

Book details

StatementAsher Lee ; foreword by Alexander P. de Seversky.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsUG635.R9 L43 1962
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5850899M
LC Control Number62010950
OCLC/WorldCa568564

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