L313 Spring 2019 Oddball Russian Aircraft
Thursdays, 2:15–3:40, Mar. 28–Apr.25
Instructor: Michael S. Moore
This review of unusual Russian aircraft designs starts with the pre-October Revolution period, followed by Soviet aviation through World War II, then the Cold War, to modern times. The presentations include information on the designers, development issues, performance, and service history.
Michael S. Moore is a US Air Force veteran, having served as a Russian intercept operator and a retired Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer with extensive time overseas in his 33-year career. He has also worked for the Air Force Association as a policy analyst, and volunteered with the National Air and Space Museum as a Russian-speaking, behind-the-scenes assistant to the Russian aviation curator. He worked for 13 years as a contractor with the CIA World Factbook, analyzing ground, naval, and air forces of the world.