Dmitriy Khazanov is one of Russia's leading experts on the history of Soviet aviation in World War II. He has written 15 books and a great number of articles, which have been published in Russia, the UK, Germany, Finland, France and Japan. Aleksander Medved is a retired air force colonel who has written 11 books and a number of articles on the history of Soviet and foreign combat aircraft development in World War II. Khazanov and Medved have previously co-written a handful of monographs on subjects such as the MiG-3 fighter, Pe-2 dive-bomber and Er-2 long-range bomber. Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974 to 1978, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon. Jim created the cockpit views, armament scrap views and Engaging the Enemy artwork featured in this volume. Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international standing as well as an aviation history enthusiast. Gareth completed the battlescene artwork and cover artwork. Andrey Yurgenson is one of the world's leading aviation artists. Since the early 1990s, he has illustrated a wide range of articles on the history of Russian aviation in Russian and other aviation magazines, as well as more than 20 books (including a number for Osprey). Andrey created the three-view artwork featured in this volume.