1st ed., 1950. 207 pp., frontis., + 11 photo-ills. D.j., 19 x 12cm. FINE. After surveying Soviet air achievements during the Second World War, the author, a senior Air Ministry intelligence officer during that conflict, who had unequalled opportunities for assessing the worth of Soviet military and naval aviation, answers questions that were being asked at the time of publication about contemporary and future capabilities. How far is the Soviet Air Force dependent on technical assistance and supplies from abroad? What assistance of this kind is Russia now getting? How good is her air defence against strategic bombing? What use could she make of the atom bomb? His remarks on these subjects include many revealing observations about the Russian character and aims in general.