Название: Red SAM: The SA-2 Guideline Anti-Aircraft Missile
Автор: Steven J. Zaloga
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Серия: Osprey New Vanguard 134
ISBN: 978 1846030628
Год издания: 2007
Формат: True PDF
Размер: 2,3 MB
The Russian SA-2, nicknamed "Red SAM",is history's dominant antiaircraft missile. In 1960, it famously downed Gary Powers' U-2 spyplane, and two years later it was one of the missiles deployed during the Cuban Missile Crisis, which almost sparked a nuclear showdown between America and the USSR. The SA-2 was also deployed in Vietnam, North Korea, Egypt, and even the Gulf War. Using photographs, color artwork, and rare accounts from the weapon's designers, Steven J Zaloga examines the missile's development, linking this to its massive impact on Cold War air campaigns, and investigates the design changes that have helped the SA-2 stand the test of time.
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