Harpia Publishing has released a 10-page preview of their upcoming title from Piotr Butowski: Russia’s Air-Launched Weapons. This book is expected to be released in the US in June. We can’t wait until it’s available, and this fascinating preview is just enough to hold us over!
About the Book
This latest volume in Harpia’s new-look format continues the publisher’s aim of providing unrivalled detail and accuracy in its coverage of lesser-known areas of air warfare research.
Following Harpia Publishing’s acclaimed two-volume series Russia’s Warplanes, author and researcher Piotr Butowski sheds light on the full range of air-launched ordnance of Russian origin that can be found in large-scale service today.
This unique reference work provides a wealth of information – most of which has been gained from first-hand and internal industry sources – on the full spectrum of Russian aircraft-launched weapons.
Supported by newly commissioned artworks and extensive specification tables, chapters describe in detail air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, guided and free-fall bombs and cluster munitions, rockets, as well as aircraft guns. Also included are the range of strategic munitions currently fielded or in development for the Russian Air Force, including cruise missiles and nuclear bombs.
Addressing a previously neglected field within aerospace research and publishing, Russia’s Air-launched Weapons will appeal to aircraft and weapons enthusiasts and conflict researchers alike.
About the Author
Piotr Butowski is an aviation journalist, writer and photographer specializing in the aviation of Russia, especially the themes of aerospace industry and technology. Since 1978 he has published several thousand articles in aviation magazines all over the world, mainly in Poland, the UK, France and Germany, but also in Brazil, the US, Japan, Spain, Italy, Russia and other countries. He is author of around 15 books on Russian aviation published in Poland, the US, the UK and Hong Kong between 1985 and 1996. After a break of almost 20 years, he wrote the first volume of the Russia’s Warplanes series last autumn.