Alexander Pokryshkin was the great tactician of the Soviet Air Force during the Second World War. He almost single handedly fought to change the obsolete Soviet tactics that were in place in 1941 when the war started. Going against the totalitarian establishment and openly defying the totalitarianism-approved combat doctrine almost cost him his career and possibly his life.
After openly criticizing the official tactics that led to huge losses and teaching his fellow pilots new tactics he invented himself, he was grounded and scheduled to be court martial ed. However the word of his inventions reached some superiors in Moscow, and instead of a court martial Pokryshkin was awarded and promoted. By the end of the war, his writings had been published and distributed to all Soviet pilots, and he toured fighter regiments extensively lecturing young pilots on his techniques.
|Movement||Poljot 3105, 17 jewels|
|Tolerance||Main daily rate from -10 to +30 s/day|
|Subdials||small seconds at 9 o'clock position|
|Calendar||3 o'clock Position|
|Crystal||Anti-reflective mineral crystal|
|Case Material||316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel w/Matte Finishing|
|Case Width||45mm case diameter|
|Case Back||Solid case back (engraved and decorated)|
|Strap Material||316L stainless steel|
|Strap Measurement||22 mm|
|Water Resistance||5 ATM|
|Other Features||Russian movement, limited to 200 pieces|