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Old 24th October 2006, 23:14
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32 GIAP history book vol.1

hello dear readers

With your permission I would like to bring to your attention the fact that a new book has appeared in mother-language of VVS- in Russian. Book dedicated to one of the famous regiments in VVS - 32 GIAP, where many famous VVS aces has served.

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Title "The pages of history of 32 Guards figher regiment"

The book is by Sergei Isaev as much I know he spent much of his time preparing material for the book. Meeting the veterans of the regiment and spending hours in archives. This is the first volume dedicated to gap of the history 1941-1967. The second volume will follow.

The size of the book is A4, hard binding, 220 pages, more than 250 pictures and diagrams, 15 color profiles by M. Bykov.

Attention !!! printed only 500 books!!!!

Content of the 1 vol.:

Forward by author
Chapter 1: War
Beginning: 1941-42
Becoming: June-July 1942
Sky of Stalingrad
July combats
September combats
North-west direction. 1942-1943
Kalinin front
North-west front
Briansk front. 1943
Again North-west front. 1943-1944
Sky of Belorussia. 1944
Sky of Baltics. 1944-1945
Sky of Berlin. 1945
Chapter 2: After the war. 1945-1950
Chapter 3: Kubinka
In 1940s
In 1950s
Mig-19
Air parades
Mig-21
Chapter 4: Cuba. 1962-1963
Chapter 5: Kubinka 1963-1967

Appendix:
1. List of HSS within 32 GIAP
2. List of Commander of 32 GIAP 1941-67
3. List KIA within 32 GIAP 1941-1967
4. Aircrafts within 32 GIAP 1941-1967
5. Outcome of military service of 213 IAP (32 GIAP) in Cuba


The book more than half is dedicated to WWII period.

The book is distributed directly by author. The ones who wish to obtain this masterpiece of VVS history please contact directly the author at: giap-32@yandex.ru
or me at: audrius.n@mail.lt

NB! For picture lovers this book is not 100% for you! This book is worth for it's text 'cause most of war period pictures related to the 32 GIAP are known except few of La-7. Th postwar ones are less known.


Some samples of pages from the book privided by author:















Happy reading!
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Old 25th October 2006, 00:28
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Re: 32 GIAP history book vol.1

Well we can only hope it will be picked up by a Western publisher and printed in English.
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Old 25th October 2006, 10:46
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Re: 32 GIAP history book vol.1

Servus!

Audrius or anyone who knows. The 32 GvIAP seems to have been based at Kubinka post war flying with MiG-21. Was it this unit who was visited few times by the Finnish Air Force 31th squadron (Hävittäjälentolaivue 31) which also flew MiG-21? Soviet MiG-21s (and later -23 and -29) visited also Finland. Are these visits mentioned in the book?

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Old 28th October 2006, 15:02
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Re: 32 GIAP history book vol.1

Looks great, indeed hopefully we'll see an English translation (or German, or French even).
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Old 29th October 2006, 12:53
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Re: 32 GIAP history book vol.1

Hello,
please find the author's summary of the book.



The 2nd vol. will cover the period of 1967 -89 when the regiment was disassembled. Will describe the introduction of Mig-23C in VSS 'cause 32GIAP was the first to recieve those a/c.
Participation in Afganistan and finally (unfortunately) the disassemble of regiment.
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Re: 32 GIAP history book vol.1

I noticed that this main unit claimed 518 enemy aircraft during the war, while reportedly losing only 95 aircraft in combat. This is a claim ratio of over 5:1. Is this a reasonable figure (comparable to other VVS Guards fighter divisions' achievements)?
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Re: 32 GIAP history book vol.1

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I noticed that this main unit claimed 518 enemy aircraft during the war, while reportedly losing only 95 aircraft in combat. This is a claim ratio of over 5:1. Is this a reasonable figure (comparable to other VVS Guards fighter divisions' achievements)?

I thik this is not far from figures of other high scoring units (e.g. : 735 for 89 pilots, or 697 for 84 pilots,...)...

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Servus!

Audrius or anyone who knows. The 32 GvIAP seems to have been based at Kubinka post war flying with MiG-21. Was it this unit who was visited few times by the Finnish Air Force 31th squadron (Hävittäjälentolaivue 31) which also flew MiG-21? Soviet MiG-21s (and later -23 and -29) visited also Finland. Are these visits mentioned in the book?

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Kari, hello
I am not familiar with this. Please repost your question on AIF forum. I almost sure you could get an answer over there. Sorry!
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