Operation Zet: Soviet Aid to China

April 5, 2015 PE Matt 1

As the fighting erupted in Shanghai in August 1937, the Chinese authorities began to look to the great powers of the west for assistance. The first to offer meaningful help was the Soviet Union, with […]

Polikarpov I-15

April 5, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Polikarpov I-15 was designed for the VVS (Soviet Air Force) in 1932. Nikolai Polikarpov had only recently been released from prison when he was handed the task, and the designer based his new fighter […]