Book - Modern Chinese Warplanes Combat Aircraft and Units of the Chinese AF and Naval Av.

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    It's finally done .... "Modern Chinese Air Power" is 'going to the press' today:

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    Modern Chinese Warplanes, Combat Aircraft and Units of the Chinese Air Force and Naval Aviation

    Authors: Andreas Rupprecht and Tom Cooper
    ISBN: 978-0-9854554-0-8
    Size: 28x21cm, softcover
    Volume: 256 pages with 3 black and white pictures, 274 colour pictures, 12 maps and 60 colour drawings
    Retailprice: 35.95 Euro plus p&p
    Publication Date: 24 October 2012
    Publisher: Harpia Publishing L.L.C.

    Where To Order http://www.harpia-publishing.com/?q=node/35/popup&view=stores

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    Much of the fascination that Chinese military aviation holds for the analyst and enthusiast stems from the thick veil of secrecy that surrounds it. This uniquely compact yet comprehensive directory serves as a magnificently illustrated, in-depth analysis and directory of modern Chinese air power.

    It is organised in three parts: the most important military aircraft and their weapons found in Chinese service today; aircraft markings and serial number systems; and orders of battle for the People's Liberation Army Air Force and Naval Air Force.

    The study includes the latest developments emerging from behind the 'Bamboo Curtain', including the J-20 stealth fighter programme and other indigenous projects that are equipping a rapidly modernising air arm. The centrepiece consists of more than 100 fully illustrated pages detailing the organisational structure of the Air Force and Naval Aviation, providing an easy-to-use review of all known flying units, their equipment and their markings.

    No other book has ever attempted to present this level of accuracy in this way: Modern Chinese Warplanes portrays the PLAAF and the PLANAF in a degree of detail that was previously unavailable.


    As such all I need to say is THANK You all, who contributed with their input, help, comments, corrections or posts here at the SDF.

    Deino
     

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    Re: Modern Chinese Warplanes Combat Aircraft and Units of the Chinese AF and Naval Av

    Congratz Deino. You probably deserve a much needed rest :p
     
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    Re: Modern Chinese Warplanes Combat Aircraft and Units of the Chinese AF and Naval Av

    Just a maybe stupid question but does anyone know if this book will be allowed to be sold in China ??? ... and if YES, I would like to ask if there's a special book-shop or anyone else who could act as a distributor for Harpia books in China ??

    Cheers & thanks in advance,
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    I see no reason why it wouldn't be allowed in china. maybe someone with some connections in chinese forums can ask around?
     
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    Re: Modern Chinese Warplanes Combat Aircraft and Units of the Chinese AF and Naval Av

    Well I think once someone has translated a copy of your book into Chinese, your biggest problem is going to be how to stop it being distributed in China.

    With copyright infringement rife in Chinese publishing, and the price your book is being marketed at, I fear that few people in China would be interested in buying genuine copies, and if there is a lot of interest, chances are people will be making knock-offs or just scanning the pages and posting them online.

    I think you need to be extra careful, even when dealing with big publishers in China, just to make sure you get the proper rewards for your hard work.
     
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    Re: Modern Chinese Warplanes Combat Aircraft and Units of the Chinese AF and Naval Av

    I'll say it again, Congratz! :)
    I think we all know and appreciate how much hard work has been put into this.
     
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    Re: Modern Chinese Warplanes Combat Aircraft and Units of the Chinese AF and Naval Av

    THANKs a lot ... and now it's up to You to decide if all the work was worth its efforts. :eek:
    Anyway they are ready to be sent .... :p

    Book done smaller.jpg
     
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    To admit ... I feel a great relief !!! :eek:

    AeroScale :: Book Review: Modern Chinese Warplanes by

     
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    Re: Modern Chinese Warplanes Combat Aircraft and Units of the Chinese AF and Naval Av

    Here's a very minimal virtual book of it.

    Harpia Publishing L.L.C.: MODERN CHINESE WARPLANES
     
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