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Publisher/Brand SK publications
Author Lanci and Brasna
No. Pages 200
Version Hard cover
Category Aviation Books
Subcategory Eastern Europe
Availability only 3 remaining
This product was added to our database on Thursday 21 January 2016.
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5th Fighter Aviation Regiment, deployed at the airport in Líne near Pilsen, was shut down after more than forty years of existence in November 1991. As one of the few modern air units had direct roots in the famous Czechoslovak squadrons that fought alongside the allied forces in the battles of World War II on the Western Front. The regiment was the westernmost dislocated aviation department of the Czechoslovak People's Army. As a frontline Air Force Regiment performs tasks of air protection of the state border. Many of its pilots reached a high rank in the Army and the Air Force high official functions. The pictures and text in the book captures the rich history since 1945. Most of the materials that were saved during the liquidation of the department, is published for the first time. Complete text of the stories commanders and pilots unit - the legend of Czechoslovak and Czech Air Force - characterizing the years 1948-1991. These stories have undeniable historical value and are supplemented with details on the time in which it took place. The book is a history of the 3rd Battalion radio security commanders overview and a list of pilots who gave their lives in the line of duty.
Nice pictures, about 200, including quite a few crashed Migs and Aero's