Yefim Gordon was born in 1950 in Vilnius, Lithuania. He has been researching Soviet and Russian aviation history for more than 40 years and has one of the world's largest photograph and document archives on the subject. A professional aviation journalist and photographer since 1989, Yefim Gordon has published hundreds of features and photographs in Soviet, Russian and foreign aviation magazines. He has also authored and co-authored well over 100 books on Soviet and Russian aviation which are published in seven countries. He is a co-owner of the Moscow-based aviation publishing house Polygon Press Ltd. He is the author of previous titles in the Flight Craft series, Russian Gunship Helicopters and Soviet Spyplanes of the Cold War (both published by Pen and Sword in 2013).
"An interesting book that fills one serious gap in the field of publications dedicated to helicopters."--Rivista Italiana Difesa (05/01/2017) "Happy owners of the models Amodel, Zvezda or Revell at 1/72 or Eastern model at 1/144, here finally the documentation to better know the Russian flying crane"--Cocardes, December 2016/January 2017