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.

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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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RedMercury

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Congratz Deino. You probably deserve a much needed rest :p
 

Deino

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Since yesterday an animated preview of the book is available ...

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Cheers, Deino
 

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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 ??

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Deino
 

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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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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,
Deino
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.
 

Maggern

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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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I'll say it again, Congratz! :)
I think we all know and appreciate how much hard work has been put into this.
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

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To admit ... I feel a great relief !!! :eek:

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Modern Chinese Warplanes

by: David L. Veres

World headlines remain replete with references to China’s energetic economy and political ascendancy. And its mysterious, muscular military clearly enjoys the benefits of lavish research, development, technology and production spending.

Now HARPIA PUBLISHING strips the shroud of secrecy with an indispensable handbook on emergent Chinese air power by Andreas Rupprecht and Tom Cooper.

Modern Chinese Warplanes sports 256 pages, hundreds of color photos and twelve maps. After brief historical notes, contents course from indigenous aircraft designs and weapons through markings and serials to orders of battle.

Subtitled “Combat Aircraft and Units of the Chinese Air Force and Naval Aviation”, coverage includes both the People’s Liberation Army Air Force and the People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force – the so-called “second Chinese Air Force”.

Modelers and markings enthusiasts note! This vital volume sports dozens of superb color profiles by coauthor Cooper. Every major Chinese aircraft type – fighters, transports, trainers and helicopters – populate pages. And order-of-battle summaries even include rare unit badges.

Rupprecht and Cooper unearth some real nuggets. Notes on so-called “direct-reporting units”, for instance, include images of the Soaring Dragon UAV – as well as modified Tupolev Tu-154M and Boeing 737-3Q8 jet transports for ELINT/SIGINT missions. And those Shenyang J-6 UCAVs nearly gave me whiplash!

I frankly wished the authors broadened coverage to Chinese warplanes for export – like Chengdu’s FC-1/JF-17 fighter and Nanchang’s venerable A-5. But readers can reference HARPIA’s excellent IRIAF 2010: The Modern Iranian Air Force and African MiGs (vols 1 & 2) for select details of China’s international aviation efforts. Coverage of recent, multi-role designs like Guizhou’s JL-9 and Hongdu’s L-15 would have also enriched the account.

But I quibble. HARPIA has forged a radiant reputation with gems like this richly illustrated guide. Modern Chinese Warplanes deserves a place on the shelves of Far East military scholars and enthusiasts.

Get this terrific tome.
 

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