Tag Archives: Russia

Ice-Cold Commando

Issue Number: 5187

Icy Lieutenant Ron Lamont’s new posting left him cold. He was bored of being a jumped‑up bodyguard, babysitting a colonel in the frozen Russian wasteland. But when a hasty evacuation turns sour and leaves the cool‑headed lieutenant stranded in the freezing tundra, Ron comes face to face with an old, bitter rival. To say the […]

Coward in the Cockpit

Issue Number: 5184

“You’re on your own, Warren. You tackle the Stukas and we’ll take care of the Focke Wulf 190s upstairs…” Sergeant Pilot Jack Warren’s face went as white as chalk, and sweat gathered on his brow as he heard his flight leader’s voice crackle in the earphones. Four Stukas were bombing the convoy. Nine FWs screamed […]

The Red Devil

Issue Number: 5153

Hiding in the thick snow, the Red Devil is watching. In the battle-torn, bomb‑shelled carcass of Stalingrad, she stalks her prey. Her sights aimed and her finger taut, she pulls the trigger…   Story: Iain McLaughlin Art: Vicente Alcazar Cover: Graeme Neil Reid  

Hurricane!

Issue Number: 4996
Hurricane!, cover by Ken Barr

Imagine a Russian squadron whose ancient biplanes have been swept out of the sky by speedy Me 109s. They’re thirsting for revenge. Then comes along Kirk Roland with a trainload of superfast Hurricanes, ready to risk his life in teaching the Russian pilots how to hit back hard. You’d have thought they would welcome him […]

FOR THE WHITE EAGLE!

Issue Number: 4953
For The White Eagle!

The Order of the White Eagle was Poland’s highest military decoration. Captain Janusz Libarcki wore his medal with pride as he fought the Red Army and the Germans during World War II, even though he eventually became a prisoner-of-war. However, when Germany turned against her Russian allies, Polish prisoners such as Janusz and his lieutenant, […]

ICE-COLD COMBAT

Issue Number: 4943
Ice-Cold Combat

When their Handley Page Hampden bomber was shot down, Pilot Officer Drew Grange and Sergeant Adam Weir were stranded on the icy border between Norway and Russia. Helped by a couple of civilian hunters, the R.A.F. men were soon embroiled in a fight for survival. Finding an unarmed, abandoned Tiger Moth skiplane, they took to […]

RAM RAIDERS

Issue Number: 4941
Ram Raiders

It was a daring tactic known as the “Taran” — using an aircraft as an aerial battering ram. Major Ilya Bezkhov of the Russian Air Force had used it on several occasions and lived to tell the tale. When the Royal Air Force took on a mission to deliver four Tomahawk fighter-bombers to the Russians, […]

SEEING RED

Issue Number: 4919
Seeing Red

Second Lieutenant Wesley Muldoon was a gifted but hot-headed U.S. air force pilot. Before being called up he had studied politics at university and held unpopular communist beliefs. Seizing a chance to ferry an aircraft to America’s Soviet allies, Muldoon was delighted to see Russia for himself. Soon he even became part of a Russian […]

EAGLE IN THE SUN

Issue Number: 4918
Eagle In The Sun

In the air war over Russia Anton Pozetski found life dangerous and confusing. It was easy to identify the enemy — they were the Germans and they shot at you. However, it wasn’t so easy to identify your friends. For a start, the Political Commissar and the Squadron Commander were apt to stab you in […]

NEMESIS OF THE NORTH

Issue Number: 4915
Nemesis Of The North

Smolenskaya Ostrov, a small island in the Barents Sea, was feared by the Russians, who had given it a much more ominous name — the Island of Death. This inhospitable place was uninhabited, apart from the packs of the ferocious polar bears who roamed its barren wastes. Now, “Jelly” Jakes, Titch Mooney and the rest […]