MiD books

There are some of my books I have published in recent years. If you are interested to buy any (if still available, some are sold out a long time ago), you can buy them in various e-shops including amazon books. If you want a signature into your book, do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Bitevní vrtulník Mi-24 (Attack helicopter Mi-24)

Published by Svět křídel in 2007, 215 pages, ISBN:978-80-86808-39-0

This book covers complete history of Mil Mi-24 attack helicopter including description of all produced variants (such as Mi-24A with green house canopy, most widespread Mi-24D and Mi-24V, Mi-24P with 30 mm twin barrel gun, NBC reconnaissance Mi-24RKhR, artillery correction Mi-24K, A-10 record breaker and many others). Separate chapters cover war employment, world service and detailed technical description. The book contains more than 600 photos (including 300 detail photos of all variants) and 40 camouflage drawings. Fully in Czech with English abstract.

 

Mil Mi-24/35 Hind

Published by Stratus/MMP Books in 2017, 216 pages, ISBN:978-83-65281-53-1

This book covers complete history of Mil Mi-24 attack helicopter from the early V-24 prototype up to the latest Mi-35M or PSV high speed model. As an only book in the world it also covers all Belorussian, Czech, French, Israeli, Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian and of course Russian upgrades from 1970s up to now. Separate chapters cover war employment, world service and detailed technical description. The text includes productio tabs with all factory deliveries as well as list of Hind re-exports. The book contains more than 440 photos (including 170 detail photos of all variants) and 40 camouflage drawings. Fully in Czech with English abstract.

 

Víceúčelový vrtulník Mi-2 (Multipurpose helicopter Mi-2)

Published by Svět křídel in 2008, 191 pages, ISBN:978-80-86808-61-1

This book covers complete history of Mil Mi-2 light utility helicopter including description of all produced variants (such as transport Mi-2T, battle Mi-2US, Mi-2URP, Mi-2URN and Mi-2URP-G, rescue Mi-2RL and Mi-2RM, mine laying Mi-2 Platan, smoke laying Mi-2Kh, improved and reengined PZL Kania and many others). Separate chapters cover war employment, world service and detailed technical description. The book contains more than 500 photos (including 250 detail photos of all variants) and 40 camouflage drawings. Fully in Czech with English abstract.

 

Víceúčelový vrtulník Mi-8/17 (Multipurpose helicopter Mi-8/17)

Published by Jakab in 2009, 112 pages, ISBN:978-80-87350-00-3

This book covers complete history of Mil Mi-8/17 utility heavy helicopters and following family members (Mi-171, Mi-172 etc.) including description of all produced variants (starting with V-8 single engine prototype, through transport Mi-8T, passenger Mi-8P, Mi-8PS, attack Mi-8TV and TVK, reengined family Mi-17 and many others). Separate chapters cover war employment (especially Afghanistan), world service list and data sheets. The book contains more than 150 photos (including 70 detail photos of all variants). Half Czech half English variant.

 

Víceúčelový vrtulník Mi-4 (Multipurpose helicopter Mi-4)

Published by Jakab in 2011, 80 pages, ISBN:978-80-87350-06-5

This book covers complete history of Mil Mi-4 utility heavy piston engine helicopters  including description of all produced variants (starting with VD-4 prototype, through improved transport Mi-4A, attack Mi-4AV, naval antisubmarine versions Mi-4M and Mi-4PLO, Chinese copies Z-5 and reengined Z-6 as well as many others). Separate chapters cover war employment (including US operations on Cuba), world service list and data sheets. The book contains more than 160 photos (including 70 detail photos of all variants). Half Czech half English variant.

 

Ka-50 & Ka-52 - Werewolf, Black Shark, Erdogan, Alligator and the Others

Published by Kagero in 2015, 80 pages, ISBN:978-86-64596-35-3

This book covers complete history of Kamov Ka-50 attack helicopter including V-80 prototypes, Ka-50 serial helicopters, Ka-50-2 mock ups for Turkish tender up to Ka-52 dual seat model including latest naval derivate Ka-52K. Separate chapters cover Kamov design bureau experience with attack types, V-80 design philosophy and development, Ka-50 introduction into service and participation in foreign tenders, short war employment in Chechnya, description of Ka-52K model etc. Separate chapters are dedicated to technical description of the type as well as to description of combat survivability and attack power. The book contains more than 200 photos from 1970s till 2015. A detailed photo section presents second part of the book. Text is fully in English. THE VERY FIRST BOOK COVERING ALL KA-50/52 VARIANTS.

 
 

Mi-28 - Night Hunter and the Others

Published by Kagero in 2016, 80 pages, ISBN:978-83-65437-13-6

This book covers complete history of Mil Mi-28 attack helicopter including Mi-28 and Mi-28A prototypes, Mi-28N serial helicopters, Mi-28NE export model up to latest Mi-28NM upgraded derivate. Separate chapters cover Mil design bureau experience with attack types, Mi-28 design philosophy and development, Mi-28 introduction into service and participation in foreign tenders, short description of export customers etc. Separate chapters are dedicated to technical description of the type as well as to description of combat survivability and attack power. The book contains more than 200 photos from 1970s till 2015. A detailed photo section presents second part of the book. Text is fully in English. THE VERY FIRST BOOK COVERING ALL MI-28 VARIANTS.

 
 

Pětatřicátník - Vrtulníky Mi-24 na Moravě a v Čechách (35 years old - Mi-24 helicopters in Moravia and Bohemia) 

Me as co-author with Jaroslav Špaček and Slavomír Medzihradský, published by Magnet Press in 2013, 184 pages, ISBN:978-80-89169-27-6

This book covers complete history of Mil Mi-24 attack helicopters in the Czechoslovakia and subsequently in the Czech Republic. It is focused on the detailed description of the Mi-24 equipped units year by year since 1978 till the 2013. The book also contains many memories of Mi-24 pilots and technical staff. It also covers briefly the history of Mi-24, its role in the air forces and technical description. The end of the book covers complete destiny of all Czechoslovak and Czech Mi-24s and Mi-35s. Only Czech variant.

 

Historie československého a českého vrtulníkového letectva od roku 1945 po současnost (History of Czechoslovak and Czech helicopter aviation since 1945 till today) 

Me as coauthor with Daniel Povolný, Jan Czvalinga, Petr Čepelka, František Dvořák, Slavomír Medzihradský, Pavel Minařík, Jaroslav Špaček and Václav Špaček , published by Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic in 2014, 476 pages, ISBN:978-80-7278-644-2

This book covers complete history of military helicopters and units in the Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic. It starts with the VR-3, a copy of German Fa-223 helicopter introduction and describes the subsequent boom of helicopter aviation when first Mi-4 and later Mi-1 helicopters were delivered. The book describes the development of air force rotary section when first turboshaft engined helicopters such as Mi-8s and later attack Mi-24s were delivered, as well as Mi-17s. The post revolution era is represented by split of the federation and establishment of independent Czech Air Force operating also the helicopters. All the purchases of W-3 Sokol helicopters as well as new Mi-171Sh and Mi-35 are described including deployment of the helicopters in international missions in Bosnia and Afghanistan. Separate chapter is dedicated to helicopter upgrades and helicopter maintenance system in the country. Appendices include complete list of Czechoslovak and Czech military helicopters and complete list of units equipped with helicopters. Czech variant with English abstract. The book is not for sale, only for distribution within the Ministry of Defence.

 

Ruské vrtulníky - Encyklopedie strojů konstrukčních kanceláří Bratuchin, Jakovlev, Kamov, Kazaň a Mil (Russian helicopters - Encyclopaedia of helicopters made by Bratukhin, Yakovlev, Kamov, Kazan and Mil)

Published by Svět Křídel in 2009, 375 pages, ISBN:978-80-86808-65-9

This encyclopaedia is worldwide the only book covering all Soviet and Russian helicopters starting with Lomonosov projects from 1974 up to latest Mi-38 helicopter nearing the regular service. The first part of the book includes history description, the following chapter covers Soviet and Russian helicopters of following design bureaus: OKB Bratukhin (types Omega, Omega II, G-3, G-4, B-9, B-10, B-11 etc.), OKB Yakovlev (Yak M-11FR-1 Type Sh, Yak-100, Yak-24 etc.), OKB Kamov (Ka-8, Ka-15, Ka-25, Ka-27, Ka-50, Ka-52, Ka-60 etc.) a OKB Mil (Mi-1, Mi-2, Mi-4, Mi-6, Mi-8, Mi-24, Mi-26, Mi-28, Mi-34 etc.). In total the chapter covers more than 700 Soviet and Russian helicopter variants. Tabs at the end of the book include technical data, world records, list of countries operating those helicopters and a photo section with more than 100 colour pictures. Completely the book includes more than 250 pictures. In Czech language.

 

Evropské vrtulníky - Encyklopedie strojů konstrukčních kanceláří evropských výrobců (European helicopters - Encyclopedia of helicopters made by European design bureaus)

Published by Svět Křídel in 2013, 479 pages, ISBN:978-80-87567-25-8

This encyclopaedia is worldwide the only book covering all European helicopters starting with Leonardo da Vinci´s projects from 15th century up to latest AW 149 model nearing the regular service. The first part of the book includes history description, the following chapter covers European helicopters of following design bureaus: Aerospatiale, Aerotecnica, Agusta, Agusta Bell, Agusta Sikorsky, Agusta Westland, AISA, Alpi Aviation, Avia, Aviaimpex, Aviotecnica, BHR Aircraft, Bell Agusta, Berger, Bogward, Bölkow, Breda Nardi, Bréguet, Bréguet-Dorand, Bristol, Cierva, Cierva Rotorcraft, DB Aerokopter, DF Helicopters, Dioferr, Doblhoff, Dornier, Dynali, Egicopter, EH Industries, Elicotteri Meridionali, EliSport, Enara, Etablissements Déchaux, Eurocopter, Fairey, Famá, Fiat, Flettner, Focke Achgelis, Focke Wulf, GIL, Guimbal, Havertz, Heli Air Design, Heli Sport, Hunting Percival, IAR, Lualdi, Manzolini, Masquito Aircraft, Matra Cantinieau, MBB, Merckle, Mifka, MK Helicopters, Moravan, NA Design Company, Nagler Rolz, NH Industries, NHI, SNCAN, Ouest Aviation, Piaggio, Praga, Rieseler, Rotorcraft, Saunders Roe, Siemetzki, Silvercraft, SNCAC, SNACSE, SNACSO, SOKO, Stierlin, Stierlin Devaux, Sud Aviation, Syntern, UNIS, VFW, VZLÚ, Wagner, Weir, Westland, Westland Sikorsky, WNF, WSK PZL and Youngcopter. In total the chapter covers more than 1000 European helicopter variants. Completely the book includes more than 300 pictures. In Czech language.

 

Americké vrtulníky - Encyklopedie strojů konstrukčních kanceláří amerických výrobců (American helicopters - Encyclopedia of helicopters made by American design bureaus)

To be published by Svět Křídel in 2017/18, approx. 450 pages, ISBN: tbd

 

This encyclopaedia is worldwide the only book covering all American helicopters starting with Emile Berliner´s projects from early 20th century up to latest Sikorsky X-2 high speed model or Bell 525. The first part of the book includes history description, the following chapter covers American helicopters of following design bureaus: A-B Helicopters, Adams Wilson, Advanced Technologies Intora, Aero, Aero Design & Development, Aeronautical Products, Aerospace General, AirScooter, American Helicopters, American Hoppi Copters, American Sportscopter International, Avro Canada, Baumgartl, Bell, Bell Boeing, Bendix, Bensen, Berlin Doman, Boeing, Boeing-Vertol, Brantly, Brantly-Hynes, Canadair, Canadian Home Rotors, Cessna, Chrysler, Cicare Helicopters, Convertawings, Curtis Wright, Curtiss Wright, De Lackner, Del Mar, Doak, Doman, Eagle Research and Development, Enstrom, Filper, Frontline, Gazda, Glatfelter Helicopter, Glenview, Gluhareff, Goodyear, Gyrodyne, Helicom, Helicopter Research Engineering Company, Higgins, Hillberg, Hiller, Hillman, Hughes, Innovator Technologies, International Helicopters, IPD, Jensen, Jovair, Kaman, Kellett, Landgraf, Ling Temco Vought, Lockheed, Marquardt, McCulloch, McDonnell, McDonnell Douglas, MD Helicopters, Millennium Helicopters, Monte Copter, Nagler, Omega Aircraft Corporation, Pentecost, Performance Aviation Manufacturing, Piasecki, Platt-LePage, PV Engineering Forum, Revolution Helicopters, Robinson, Rogerson and Hiller Helicopters, Rotorway, Rotor-Craft, Safari Helicopters, SAIC, Schramm, Schweizer, Seibel, Sikorsky, Sportscopter, Sznycer-Gottlieb, Transcendental, United Helicopters, Vertical Aviation Technologies, Vertol, Vertol-NASA, Vought Sikorsky. In total the chapter covers more than 1000 American helicopter variants. Completely the book includes more than 300 pictures. In Czech language.

 

Policejní vrtulníky - (Police helicopters) - a full history of Czechoslovak, Czech and Slovak police helicopters.

Published by Naše Vojsko in 2007, 173 + 40 pages, ISBN:978-80-206-0870-3

 

Policejní letadla - (Police airplanes) - a full history of Czechoslovak and Czech police airplanes.

Published by Mladá Fronta in 2010, 275 pages, ISBN:978-80-204-2166-1

Those two books cover full Czech and Czechoslovak police aviation units starting with Gendarmerie Aviation Patrols established in 1935 through communistic era units up to current Czech Police Aviation Department. Those books include historical information on every unit as well as detailed description of police helicopters (first book) and police planes (second book). Both books include hundreds of historical photos. Fully in Czech with English abstract.

 

Latest Hips in detail - Mi-171 & Mi-17V-5 in Afghan, Czech, Kazakh, Pakistan and Russian markings 

Published by WWP in 2014, 132 pages, ISBN: 978-80-87509-34-0

This book is a photo manual covering all details of latest Hip models such as Ulan Ude Aviation Plant family Mi-171 (in Russia designated Mi-8AMT) and Kazan Helicopter Plant family Mi-17V-5 (Mi-8MTV-5). The book also includes detail pictures of the latest development model Mi-171A2, which has not entered the operation service yet. All pictures capture Czech, Russian, Afghan, Kazakh, Slovak and Pakistani helicopters, of which majority is rare to see. There are details of Czech Mi-171Sh, Kazakh National Guard Mi-171E, Kazakh Border Patrol Mi-171Sh, Russian Air Force Mi-8AMTSh and Mi-8MTV-5, Pakistan Army Aviation Mi-17V-5, Slovak Ministry of Interior Mi-171, Slovak UT Air Mi-171 and many Mil EDB prototypes.

 

Albatros - Aero L-39, L-59, L-139 

To be published by Magnet Press in 2016, approx 300 pages, ISBN:tbd

This book covers complete history of Aero L-39 model includiong advanced variants such as L-39MS, L-59 and L-139. First chapter is dedicated to the first jet aircraft in the Czechoslovakia including Me-262, Yak-17, Yak-23, MiG-15UTI and L-29 Delfin. Following chapter describes the design and development of L-39 model. In detail are described L-39C, L-39V, L-39ZO and L-39ZA variants including its subvariants. Separate chapter is dedicated to deep upgrade models such as L-39MS known for export as L-59, and L-139 single prototype. Major part of the book is presented by the introduction of all military operators with pictures from the service. Also all jet demonstration teams flying on L-39 are mentioned as well as commercial providers of military services using L-39. The book includes almost 500 pictures. Summary in English, Russian, German and French language. The very first book covering entire history of L-39 family.

 

Aero L-39 Albatros  in Aviation classics magazine 

Me only contributor to Tim Callaway (editor), published by Mortons media group, UK in 2015, 132 pages, ISBN 978-1-909128-56-9

A thorough source describing in detail Aero Vodochody aircraft manufacturer from 1919 til 2015. A special chapters are dedicated to pre war history, post war jet era and indigenous own designs such as L-29. The core of the book covers L-39 Albatros, the most successful jet training aircraft in the world from original L-39C, L-39ZO and L-39ZA variants through L-39MS and L-59T/L-59E till latest L-159 Advanced Light Attack family. Special attention is paid to all L-39 operators including description of all jet demonstration teams.

  

  

 

Policejní technika - (Police technics) 

An university textbook, me only as co-author. Published by Aleš Čeněk in 2008, 315 pages, ISBN:978-80-7380-119-9

The university text book is focused on special police equipment and includes detailed information on Czech Police Aviation Department helicopters, special aids and also covers possibilities of the employment of helicopters in regular police duty.  Fully in Czech.