Soviet Aviation and the Spanish Civil War
Soviet Aviation and the Spanish Civil War
Annotation
PII
S207987840002589-6-1
DOI
10.18254/S207987840002589-6
Publication type
Article
Status
Published
Authors
Dmitry Khazanov 
Affiliation: Russian State Military Archive
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Abstract

This work reflects the supply of military equipment to Spain from Germany and Italy to nationalists, which began in the first months of the Civil war, and then the Soviet Union, which supplied the legitimate government. A brief assessment of the new domestic aircraft: SB bombers, high-speed monoplane fighters I-16, biplanes I-15 and how they proved themselves in the fighting. The strengths and weaknesses of Soviet aviation are investigated. It is indicated how the “family” of Heroes of the Soviet Union grew after the war. The evaluation of the main archival documents stored in the RGVA on the topic of aviation in the Spanish Civil War is given. The author considers, what conclusion the leadership of the Soviet Union and Germany draw of the experience of air combats of 1936—1938.

Keywords
Civil War in Spain, Soviet aircraft, SB, I-16, I-15, Hero of the Soviet Union, Internationalist Soldier
Received
23.12.2018
Publication date
15.03.2019
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