Russian Aviation Colours 1909-1922. Volume 3: Red Stars
(Camouflage and Marking)
by Marat Khairulin (Author),‎    A.V. Kazakov (Illustrator)

Hardcover: 165 pages
Publisher: MMPBooks (October 11, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 8365281643
ISBN-13: 978-8365281647

The books describe 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, most 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.


Table of Contents:

Part III – Red Stars
5th Chapter – Worker-Peasant Red Air Force
Overview of Insignia and Emblems of the RSFSR Aviation and its Opponents
The Red Discs, Red Flag Against Tricolour
The Five-Pointed Star
Naval Names and Nicknames
Catalogue of Insignia and Emblems of the RSFSR Aviation and its Opponents
1st Soviet Combat Aviation Group (1st Fighter Aviation Divizion) 1918-1921
HQ of the 1st Soviet Aviation Group (Personal Emblem of I. U. Pavlov)
1st Fighter Aviation Otryad
4th Fighter Aviation Divizion
10th Fighter Aviation Otryad
11th Fighter Aviation Otryad
12th Fighter Aviation Otryad
13th Fighter Aviation Otryad
1st Southern Aviation Otryad (15th Reconnaissance Aviation Otryad)
13th Kazan’ Reconnaissance Aviation Otryad
18th Reconnaissance Aviation Otryad
27th Reconnaissance Aviation Otryad
34th Reconnaissance Aviation Otryad
35th Reconnaissance Aviation Otryad
39th ‘Iron’ Reconnaissance Aviation Otryad
43rd Reconnaissance Aviation Otryad
3rd Artillery Aviation Otryad
Special Duty Aviation Otryad of Instructors of the Moscow Aviation School
Divizion Vozdushnykh Korabley ‘Il’ya Muromets’
Individual Pilot Emblems of Red AF Aviation Otryads

Vol. 3 describes aircraft used by early Soviet aviation.
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 modellers.

Highly Recommended for early Russian aircraft enthusiasts.


Many thanks to MMP Books for the review sample.