Chinese Air Power: Current Organisation and Aircraft of All Chinese Air Forces - Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy KomissarovHersham: Midland Publishing, 2010, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the tail of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.
Contains: Colour photographs; Colour drawings; Tables; Silhouettes; 2 column text;
From the cover: “This exciting new book unveils for the very first time in English, the full details of the organisation, capabilities and aircraft of all Chinese air forces — the third largest in the world today.
Although China has been a significant air power for more than 50 years, very little has been published or even known about its capabilities. Along with the recent emergence of China as a world economic and military superpower, China has recently invested huge sums of money in modernising its air force, developing its own aircraft and technology as well as buying from overseas.
This remarkable work details the Chinese Air Forces order of battle, starting with the top command and down to the operational regiments and squadrons. It also includes descriptions and specifications of the Air Forces and the Navy’s main fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft — combat aircraft, transports and special-mission aircraft (reconnaissance, electronic warfare, etc). Details of the missile and bomb armament carried by Chinese combat aircraft today are revealed widi day-to-day operations, air bases and test and research establishments also covered.
Packed with a wealth of colour photos and illustrated by maps, charts, line drawings and data tables, readers will also delight in photographs of branch and unit insignia from the top level to the squadron badges of individual units. Colour side views of aircraft currently in service will be invaluable to modellers.”