Russian Motor Vehicles: Soviet Limousines 1930-2003 by Maurice A. KellyRussian Motor Vehicles: Soviet Limousines 1930-2003 by Maurice A. Kelly

Russian Motor Vehicles: Soviet Limousines 1930-2003

byMaurice A. Kelly

Hardcover | April 15, 2011

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A book concerning Russian Limousines, and the Chinese models that were initially derived from them, has never been attempted before. This book investigates the whole story of why the Soviet Communist Party required such a bourgeois product, and how production was subsequently achieved. Following the orders of Stalin, work on the Limousines commenced during the first Five Year Plan (1927-1933) at the Putilov Works, late the Kirov Zavod, where the Leningrad L-1 was made in a limited number. From these beginnings, the Moscow and Gorky models emerged, and later the Chinese-derived types made with Russian aid during the late 1950s. Covering all of these models, up to the last one produced in 2003, and featuring full specifications translated from the relevant primary sources in Russian and Chinese literature, this is a meticulous and unique account of a previously neglected subject.
Maurice Kelly had a public school education and subsequently matriculated before going into the armed forces, where he was staff on a troopship. He was initially employed in the aircraft industry as a development engineer, and was a member of a team involved in the making of the boundary layer system on the Blackburn Buccaneer NA-39 se...
Title:Russian Motor Vehicles: Soviet Limousines 1930-2003Format:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 10.12 X 8.5 X 0.62 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:Veloce PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1845843002

ISBN - 13:9781845843007

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