Mikhail Valeryevich Timin was born on 30 July 1979 in the city of Ulyanovsk, in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). He attained a higher education - graduating from Ulyanovsk State Technical University - and currently lives in Moscow, Russia. Married with two sons, he is a researcher specialising in the history of the Air Forces of the USSR and is the author of approximately 50 publications in the following journals: Aviatsiya i Kosmonavtika, AviaMaster, AviaPark and Flypast, as well as on the internet portal warspot.ru. For more than 10 years, he has been engaged in researching documents on Soviet military aviation in the Russian Archives: The Central Archive of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation (in Podolsk), The Russian State Military Archive (Moscow) and The Russian State Documentary Film and Photo Archive (in Krasnogorsk). Kevin Bridge BA MCIL is a Russian to English Translator / Editor specialising in Aviation & Aeronautics and Russian Translation for the Publishing Sector. He has been working as a Translator since October 2007 and to date he has translated 12 books, which have either been serialised in an historical aviation journal, or have been published by leading military history and academic publishers. He has also acted as an Interpreter for Russian and Western aircrew at aviation events such as the Farnborough Airshow. He gained a BA Degree in Russian & Soviet Studies from the University of Portsmouth in 1998 and has travelled extensively in Russia. He also worked for a period of five years as a Russian Linguist before embarking on translation. He joined the Chartered Institute of Linguists in March 2012 as a full Member (MCIL) and was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Russian Aviation Research Trust (RART), in view of his translation work and Russian language skills in September 2013. Further details about his work can be found via www.bridge-translation.com.
A beautiful presented and important analysis of a challenging
subject. * Flightpath Magazine *
This and the future volume will serve as a valuable reference for any enthusiast withh a serious interest in the lead up and opening rounds of what would become a clash of giants. * Classic Wings *
All in all, an outstanding addition to your WW II air war library. * Flightpath Magazine *