"Ground attack aircraft, anti-tank and close air support aircraft; light and short range bombers; counter insurgency and armed reconnaissance planes. There is one single word in Russian language to define these typologies of warplanes, conceived to work close to ground troops.
The Russian hard-to translate term "Samolety Polya Boya" literally means: "Battlefield Aircraft".
This book deals with Russian and Soviet aircraft belonging to the above mentioned category, as a chronological review of their history starting from the very first years of use of military aviation, until the end of the last Century.
It describes the complex and fascinating evolution of these machines.
The book includes descriptions of over 160 models, with a strong graphic set including detailed and exclusive previously unpublished drawings.