Soviet Rocket Fighters (Red Star 30)
Midland Publishing | 2006 | ISBN: 1857802454 | English | 131 Pages | PDF | 86,4 MB
After the war, Iliya F. Florov created the 4302, taking the ideas that had gone into the BI further. This first flew in 1947. However, the programme was cancelled at the end of the year because turbojet-powered fighters held more promise. The same fate befell the 1-270 (alias 'ZH') rocket-powered interceptor developed by the Mikoyan bureau, drawing on captured German research. The book describes the development history of these types and also gives an account of the tests of captured Messerschmitt Me163 rocket-powered interceptors in the USSR.