Soviet Glory

Today’s Poster by V. Solovyov, ‘Glory to Soviet Aviation!’ is the title in English.


Ranks of Soviet bombers (top Myasishchev M-4 ‘Bisons’, with, possibly the Ilyushin Il-30 or Ilyushin Il-54 in the middle – neither type going beyond prototypes) with escorting Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG 15 or 17 fighters soaring to the heavens, you can almost hear the swelling martial music. Those new, swept wing were exiting and ‘cutting edge’, literally and figuratively, with the sound barrier.

While the iconic red star markings aren’t huge, and proportionately correct, unlike many other nationalistic posters, they are made predominant by echoing the strong red text in front, and the (artistic, not original) red noses. The text is unusual too, with a mixture of script and block text. Simple and effective.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

Source, at a bargain £950.00!

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