WW1 Russian Aircraft Colors Examined in New Book

1Authors Boris Stepanov and Marat Khairulin will continue their examination of Russian aircraft colors/markings in their forthcoming book: Russian Aviation Colours 1909-1922 Volume 2: Great War. This is the second of a planned four volume series which “describes the history of the little-known emblems and distinctive markings of Russian military aviation from its early origins up to the Russian exit from World War One”.

The authors have managed to collect, and in some cases partially reconstruct, the majority of emblems and signs used in Russia during this period by military aviation units. The collected material is presented in a clear and attractive form – color plates, reconstructed logos, and original photographs from public and private archives. This profusely illustrated book covers all the aircraft used, with brief details of their service use and comprehensive details of the colors and markings they carried. Besides the many photographs, full color profiles illustrate the markings applied. Detailed color notes and precise descriptions and illustration of national markings over the period complete a book that will be invaluable to aircraft enthusiasts, historians and modelers.

The 200 page book is currently available for pre-order with an expected release in December. Volume 1, which covers the early years, was published last year and is available here.

Product Page: ($42.73 Pre-Order)