Polskie Skrzydla Polish Wings 26, Petlyakov Pe-2 & UPe-2 Tupolev USB

This new addition to the Polish Wings series covers three important aircraft that are virtually unknown outside the old Soviet Union and its satellites. The unique and rare images are supported by clear succinct text in the English language. – Most Highly Recommended.

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NAME: Polskie Skrzydla Polish Wings 26, Petlyakov Pe-2 & UPe-2 Tupolev USB
FILE: R3084
AUTHOR: Lechoslaw Musialkowski
PUBLISHER: Status, Mushroom Model Publications
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £15.00                                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Petlyakov, Tupolev, Pe-2, UPe-2, USB, light bomber, heavy fighter, night 
fighter, reconnaissance aircraft, Soviet aircraft, Polish aviation

ISBN: 978-83659558-42-6

PAGES: 80
IMAGE: B3084.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This new addition to the Polish Wings series covers three important 
aircraft that are virtually unknown outside the old Soviet Union and its satellites. The 
unique and rare images are supported by clear succinct text in the English 
language. – Most Highly Recommended.

The Pe-2, and its trainer variant UPe-2, was an internationally important warplane in 
its time. It proved versatile, serving as a light bomber, heavy fighter, night fighter, and 
reconnaissance aircraft. Had it also served outside the Eastern Front during WWII it 
would have been part of the relatively small list of battle winning aircraft. After 
WWII it was issued to Soviet satellites as they established their own post-war Air 
Forces.

The Tupolev USB was equally important in its time. As a high speed twin engine 
three seat monoplane it was outstanding when it first flew in 1934. It was built as a 
fast light bomber. It was however overtaken by other aircraft in the bomber role as 
technology moved on rapidly during the late 1930s and early 1940s. It went on to 
serve in a range of roles, including as a training aircraft. It served the Polish Air 
Force during the late 1940s as an officer training aircraft, sometimes with the gun t
urret faired over, but more commonly with the turret retrained but the gun removed.

The book features over 120 photographs and almost 30 full colour plates. The 
photographs are rare and mostly previously unpublished. The colour drawings are to 
a very high standard, created by Karolina Holda, and produced specifically to 
illustrate the book. Although the book is lavishly illustrated, a visual treat and of 
great value to enthusiasts and modellers, the text should not be under estimated. The 
text reads well and provides a clear and informative introduction and history with 
special reference to Polish service. The images are all supported by clear concise 
captions.